I decided to try spray tanning for the first time as I love bronze skin. Your probably are thinking why would a Latina decide to Tan? First I’m pretty pale for a Latina and second I’m concern about adverse effects from layout in the sun, excessive sun exposure can cause skin cancer. And In my case I suffer from hyperpigmentation so the sun rays are not ideal for me.
Therefore my alternative was to Spray Tan. I booked my appointment at Aesthetic Institute and Laser Sciences where my aesthetician Sandy made the process fun and the final results simply amazing. However I wished someone would have told this newbie the following tips to achieve a flawless tan.
1.- Get your manicure , pedicure , waxing, facial or peels 2 weeks before your tanning appointment as you will not be able to do so after your session.
2.- Exfoliate your skin a day prior to your appointment with a non-oil based scrub I used St. Ives Sea Salt Scrub and a scrub glove. The day of your appointment you cannot wear lotion, makeup, deodorant, perfume or sunscreen. You can wash your face at the salon and use a humid towel to wipe your body down and remove any natural oils.
3.- After your tan it is recommended to wait 8 to 12 hours until you shower in lukewarm to cool water , never hot. Do not use soap, wait until the water run clear then pat dry and moisturize, moisturize as it will help your tan last longer. I use Aveeno daily moisturizer.
4.- Wait two days before working out as heavy sweating dissolves your color sooner.
The first session might not take even so it’s recommended your book your touch up session in 5-7 days after in order to get an even tan.
The process was fun and simple and the pricing for three sessions was only $60 making this a very affordable summer glow.
I invite you to try it and share your experience with me.
Until next time-