The 411 On Getting The Perfect Glow

The summer is quickly approaching and you probably know that “looking tanned” is the hottest accessory you can own.

Just about everyone looks a lot better when then have a little color. Baking in the sun all day is REALLY bad for our skin and now tons of people are turning to spray tanning to get that beautiful bronze glow.

You may ask, what is spray tanning?

Spray tanning is a form of self tanning (or sunless tanning) where a fine mist is sprayed onto your body. This mist has an ingredient in it called Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) that interacts with your own skin’s chemistry to turn it tan, or bronze.

Getting a spray tan is definitely a little easier and less time-consuming than spreading a lotion or gel all over your body. Additionally, another benefit of spray tanning is the fact that it dries quicker than many self tanning products, and it’s less likely to get all over your clothes, your bed, and your partner!

If you’ve never got butt-naked in front of a stranger before, never fear it’s not as bad as you think.

Here are a few handy tips to know before you come into the boutique to get that glow.

1) Wear the tiniest set of underwear that you can find. (A g-string will do).

2)Make sure you shave or wax 24 hours before your appointment.

3)Be sure to exfoliate your skin the day before your appointment. It is important to slough off as much dead and dry skin as possible. Trust us, you’ll get a better result!

4)Remove moisturizers, makeup and deodorant before you spray tan. These products contain ingredients like oils that can make it hard for the main ingredient in self tanning spray to bind to your skin. This could cause your spray tan to look streaky and blotchy.  You don’t want that!

5)  Try to keep the spray tan solution on overnight and don’t put on any moisturizer until the next day. That means no showering, using soap, or any moisturizer for at least 8 hours.  You could shrink that time down a little, but you won’t get the best glow if you do.  The color starts to develop within an hour or two and really kicks in within 3-5 hours.

Now that you know everything you need to know about spray tanning, getting that sun kissed look is only an appointment away.

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