Magnolia Beauty House Charleston, SC
Tanning can get a bit messy if left to your own devices, which is why you might want to consider having a professional take care of your summer. Before you get your next airbrush tan, here are a few things you might want to consider... like how to prep your skin and how to keep your tan long as possible.
The most important thing about your airbrush tan is prepping for it. Try to exfoliate with an oil free agent the night before. Our tans active ingredient is DHA and develops after reacting with protein keratin in your skin. By eliminating dead skin cells you can ensure the the results will last longer.
Shaving or Waxing Isn't A Necessity
You don't have to shave or wax to have a good tan. A tan will look just as good with or without body hair. If you do prefer body hair removal then we recommend doing so 24 hours before your tanning session.
Topical Products and a Tan are a No-No
The biggest downer about an airbrush tan is that you have to change or sometimes fully sacrifice skin-care regimen. Unfortunately, most topical like oils or exfoliants will only cause your tan to fade faster. If you struggle with regular breakouts then you may also want to consider not tanning your face. Things like salicylic acid and medications like Accutane could dehydrate your skin making your skim dry and your tan look patchy. Once your tan is fully developed you could always go back to your routine but know that is could cause your tan to fade faster the the other parts of your body.
Stay Hydrated but Avoid Oils
To make your tan last as long as possible...from six to eight days, you must keep your skin moisturized with oil free lotions. Is regular exfoliation and shaving a part of your shower routine? Since both will likely fade your tan faster, consider investing in a gradual self-tanning lotion, spray, or drops to maintain your glow.