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Getting a great tan isn’t just reserved for the summer anymore since there are lots of different options for achieving a safe, sunless, bronzed glow. Whether you opt for a spray tan, air brush tan, or decide to DIY with sunless tanning products, there are a few things you need to know before stripping down and getting your tan on.
The first thing you’ll need to remember while preparing for your tan is that you won’t be able to get wet for 4-8 hours after your session, this means no showering, no working out, and no sweating.
Using an exfoliating moisturizing body wash before getting a sunless tan will help you to achieve even, longer lasting results because bronzing spray absorbs better on clean skin.
Once you’re out of the shower, skip lotion or moisturizer of any kind. Bronzing spray won’t adhere to skin that isn’t free of oil. In the days following your sunless tan it’s important to keep your skin moisturized, though, so that your tan will last longer.
The last thing you can do to prepare for a sunless tan is to wear dark, loose-fitting clothing to your appointment. This rule applies to you underwear too! Even if you’re planning to get naked, wearing a dark pair of underwear afterwards ensures that you won’t ruin your favorite pair of briefs.
Below are a few of our favorite products to help you prepare for your sunless tan. Have you recently had a sunless tan? Snap a selfie and send it to us on Twitter!
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