Ahh, that feeling of being freshly tanned, there's nothing like it! But eventually, even the best parties come to an end. On average our Shady Tans last 7-10 days depending on the condition of your skin, this includes the aftercare steps you take. So want to know how to get that perfect Shady glow to hang around longer?
Here are some of our favorite tips:
+ Put on loose clothes or one of our Shady Lady Robes while developing. Bras, socks and tight fitting clothing can lead to sweating and rubbing which can inhibit the even development of your tan.
+ Loofahs, washcloths, and bar soaps (few exceptions exist) are not your friends right now. Repeat after us, "You can't sit with us!" Use a body wash that is pH balanced for sunless tans, like Shady Rinse.
+ No using other products like lotion-like shower gels or bubble baths that contain mineral oils, sulfates or parabens, as they can make your tan fade faster.
+ Avoid showering and sweating while your tan is developing (your wait time is dependent upon which solution/product you use). Water immediately stops the tanning process!
+ Dying to shave? Try to wait at least 48 hours after application. You are also going to want to use a BRAND NEW, yes right-out-of-the-pack new, razor and shave lightly. Shaving is a form of exfoliation so tread lightly to focus on the hair only.
+ Avoid waxing.
+ Avoid sitting on any leather or leather-like fabrics until you have taken a bath or showered. Your skin cannot breathe with this fabric and will become damp or sweaty leading to discoloration of your tan. Place a towel between you and the seat to combat this issue.
+ Ok, this may not be your favorite, but avoid long hot baths and showers. Hear us out- they tend to speed up the fading process by softening and exfoliating your skin.
+ Especially after your first shower (great during your tan life in general though), pat dry instead of toweling off as usual to avoid disturbing your fresh tan.
+ Moisturize 1-2 times a day with Shady Afterglow to ensure your color is being protected and replenished.
+ Try not to scratch your body- this can remove the spray tan while it's developing.
+ No massages after your spray tan, this will ruin your tan!
So go ahead, try these out, you should find your Shady Tan glowing longer!