Many people like to get spray tans in preparation for an upcoming vacation. If you want to look great under the tropical sun or simply feel more confident while on the beach in a bathing suit, getting a spray tan ahead of a vacation is an excellent idea for anyone. There are certain steps that individuals can take to prolong the lifetime of a spray tan and ensure that it lasts throughout your vacation. For tips on how to get the perfect spray tan before your vacation, read on!
Avoid Excessive Spray Tanning Prior to Your Vacation
People are regulars at the spray tan salon may want to cut back a little bit in preparation for their vacation. Excessive spray tanning can dehydrate the skin, making it dry and susceptible to fading quickly. If you know that you will be on the beach in a few weeks, try lessening the frequency of your spray tan visits and make your last one as close to the departure date of your trip as possible.
Moisturize Your Skin
For weeks in which you are in between spray tans, or simply spray-tan free, it’s important to make sure that your skin is properly hydrated and moisturized. Maintaining properly moisturized skin will help your spray tan last as long as possible when you decide to get it. Upon waking and right before bed, apply a thin layer of moisturizer evenly over your entire body. Especially focus on exceptionally dry areas (i.e. elbows, knees, etc.) as they could become discolored. Evenly moisturizing your skin will make your body like a perfect canvas for a spray tan.
Exfoliating is one of the best ways to make sure that you achieve the perfect spray tan application. By removing dead skin cells and dirt from the top level of your skin, you’ll have a clean, smooth, polished surface to work with. Gentle but regular exfoliation helps combat dry and patchy spots on your skin, leaving you with spray tans that look natural, consistent, and even every time.
You can appear more youthful and rejuvenated by taking exfoliation seriously! Many of such exfoliation products contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients too; allowing you to hydrate and nourish the skin.
Bring Moisturizers With You On Your Trip
After you’ve gotten a spray tan in preparation for your upcoming vacation (we recommend booking your appointment about 24 hours before your flight), the next thing to think about is maintaining it! In order to keep your golden glow strong throughout the entirety of your trip, bring along a trusty travel moisturizer. Help your tan last longer with a tan extender from Glow 2 Go; tan extenders keep your skin hydrated and supple, prolonging your spray tan for longer than you knew possible. Other effective methods to prolong the tan include:
- Applying sunscreen (a spray tan is not in any way a base tan; you can still burn).
- Avoid using sunscreen with alcohol and oil tanners.
- Applying sunscreen before going in the water (works like a barrier so the tan stays on longer).
- Avoid rough activities on the sand (it works like an exfoliator).
Glow 2 Go NYC offers a wide selection of products that can help you extend the longevity of your spray tan. In addition to our product line, we provide spray tan services! Book yours today or reach out to learn more about our offerings at (718)-704-338. You can also fill out a contact form here and one of our team members will reach out to you shortly.