Check out these spray tan before and after pictures to avoid tanning mistakes and get a golden healthy glow after you leave the booth!
Spray Tan Before and After Pics You Need to See!
1. The Blotchy Tan
It’s important to be prepared before getting a spray tan. Moisturize your skin really well the night before your appointment, but don’t use moisturizer before you hit the salon as it can interfere with the absorption of the spray tan.
Make sure to also inform the staff if you have any dry skin areas, wounds or abrasions, or even allergies. Also, be careful with using products the night before your session that can cause a blotchy tan.
2. The Orange Tan
You don’t just show up to a tanning salon and simply go with the flow. Discuss your options with a spray tan professional so you can get the best result for your skin type. It also helps to do your research before you visit the salon, so you can start imagining the type of spray tan shade you want to have.
3. The Meltdown
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OOPS….. Teen's Viral Tweet Proves That Crying After a Spray Tan Can Lead to Serious Streaks To make a spray tan last as long as possible, you should exfoliate beforehand, blend throughout the whole process, keep your skin hydrated, and, most importantly, try not to burst into tears immediately after. Unfortunately, as one teen learned this week, failure to comply with the all-important no-crying rule makes for a very…special glow. The unlucky recipient of this life lesson, a Twitter user named Alex, took to social media on Tuesday to share a few selfies after the incident. "I've always been told not to cry after a spray tan," Alex captioned the pics, which show several clearly defined streaks running down each of her cheeks and gathering below her neck. #faketanfail #spraytanfail
Avoid taking a trip to the tanning salon when you’re feeling emotional unless you want to end up like this spray tan fail! One of the hard rules of spray tanning is to keep the sprayed areas dry in the first few hours. Unless you want to have tear streak patterns all over your face for about a week or more, lay off the emotional YouTube videos after your spray tan session.
4. The Ross Disaster Tan
Whether you’re going to your first spray tan session or you’re visiting a different tanning salon for the first time, there is a golden rule – Listen! Listen, listen! Listen carefully to the instructions the salon staff will give you. Different machines can work in different ways so you need to be attentive to any reminders the staff will give or instructional posters on the walls.
5. The Uneven Tan
If you’re not really planning on wearing anything see-through or bikinis before your skin gets back to its regular color, then those kinds of tan lines should be fine. But if you want to avoid tan lines all together wear loose clothes and underwear after a spray tan session. Be sure to also wear underwear you won’t mind staining as spray tan can transfer to your clothing.
6. The Unshaved Hair Problem
Shaving or waxing off the hair on the skin is often an overlooked preparation when getting a spray tan. Shave or wax off the hair on parts of the skin you want to be sprayed at least 24 hours before your session. Removing that hair after will cause you to lose your tan.
7. The Shoe Issue
Here’s another overlooked part of preparing for a spray tan – wearing the right footwear. It’s best to wear a flip-flop after getting sprayed to lessen the contact of the skin with leather or any cloth. Wearing boots, socks, or stockings can not only ruin your tan, but it will also stain your footwear!
8. Too Pale or Too Orange?
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There isn’t a hard and fast rule on when you ought to get your spray tan for a special event, but two days before is a good rule of thumb to follow. This way, the tan has enough time to settle. Remember, spray tans darken a couple of hours or a day after spraying. Getting it too early can also be a problem as spray tans last only about a week or so.
9. Polish Protected
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Wearing a nail polish will protect your nails when you enter the booth. Even a clear coat can help so don’t skip out on it before you hit the salon. If you want to have a full manicure before you get sprayed, it won’t be a problem. You can simply wipe your nails afterward, and it won’t stain and ruin your manicure.
10. The Perfect Tan
Preparation is the key to a perfect tan. Make sure to shower and exfoliate from head to toe properly before you hit the tanning booth. Give extra attention to exfoliating your knees, ankles, and elbows as these areas are usually darker than others.
Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and therefore clears a new and smoother layer for your tan. It also helps get you an even coverage and helps the tan stay longer.
11. The Well-Maintained Tan
You spend money on spray tans so of course, you’ll want it to last as long as it can. How long does a spray tan last? It can be a week, give or take, depending on the person and different factors. You can help keep your tan stay longer by applying a hydrating lotion every day.
For more spray tan tips, check out this video from riannstar:
Spray tanning is a great option for those who want to keep their skin glowing throughout the year. It’s also a good alternative for those who want a tan without basking in the sun. It can be an intimidating task at the beginning, but with proper research and preparation, your skin will achieve a beautiful glow!
Do you also have your spray tan before and after story to share? Tell us in the comments section below!