There are so many benefits to getting a spray tan. For one, you reduce your exposure to harmful UV radiation that can prematurely age your skin. A spray tan can also be applied more evenly than if you get a tan from laying out in the sun. There’s no need to rotate and contort yourself to get coverage all over your body. 

Perhaps the top benefit for many spray tanners is how convenient it is. You can go to a tanning salon and have your tan in a matter of minutes, rather than spending hours out in the uncomfortable heat. 

However, as many benefits as there are, spray tans also have some drawbacks. For one, they fade faster than tanning with the sun. While they look natural, you will find that you get lighter faster. Also, if you don’t take the proper preparations or it is applied incorrectly, a spray tan can look uneven or discolored. Here are some tips to help your tan look its best for the longest time possible. 

Preparation Spray

No matter what type of spray tanning product you use, it can dehydrate the skin. This can actually cause the tanning solution to not adhere as well to the skin. To prevent this, you should ask your tanning provider to apply a preparation spray to your skin that will protect against dehydration and give a moisture boost. You can also have a spray that gives extra PH to your skin to provide health benefits on top of the aesthetic benefits. 

Another factor that can have a negative effect on how well the tanning solution adheres to your skin is debris. If you have dirt, oils, or sweat on your skin, then the solution will attach to those substances rather than the top layer of your skin. A preparation spray can rinse your skin clean and allow the tanning solution to do its work. The more of the solution that attaches to your skin, the longer it will last. 

Moisturizing and Hydration

Since a spray tan can cause your skin to dry out, you should do whatever you can to keep it hydrated and moisturized. This means not only using a preparation spray, but doing things outside of your visit to the spa to keep those hydration levels up. To start with, make sure to drink your daily allotment of water the day before and the day of your treatment. This will ensure that your skin has as much hydration as possible before getting the tanning spray. You should also use a moisturizer on your skin for a few days before your appointment as well. 

You can also take some steps after your treatment to keep your tan going strong. Drink plenty of water for a few days after your treatment to continue to get those hydration benefits. Keep moisturizing with products that have natural and chemical-free ingredients. Alcohol and other chemicals can actually dry your skin out after the initial moisturizing.  

Use Quality Products

The types of spray tanning products that you expose your skin to will have an impact on how long your tan will last. Unfortunately, it’s often true that you will get what you pay for. If you choose products based purely on their price, then you can expect to have a sub-standard tan. The best spray tan products are free of harmful chemicals, organic, and made with ingredients that will encourage collagen production and hydration. The better quality of the products you use, the more natural and long-lasting your tan will be. 

At Organic Bronze Bar, we are committed to providing our clients with the absolute best tanning solutions possible. Everything we use is organic and free of dangerous chemicals. You can get a natural-looking and long-lasting tan in minutes with the added benefit of a PH-boosted preparation spray. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.