What factors can affect a spray tan?
➢ Anti-aging, smoothing, or skin renewal products can increase feeding and can cause blotchiness
➢ Alpha hydroxy acid can speed exfoliation and skin turnover.
➢ Beta hydroxy acid can increase feeding and can light a tan.
➢ Retain-A type products can increase dating and can cause blotchiness.
➢ Toners containing high amounts of alcohol or witch hazel can fade a tan (witch hazel extract is fine).
➢ Anti-acne Products can cost faster fading, peeling, and blotchiness period
➢ Any medication that affects the skin or skin health can also affect a tan.
➢ Make up remover cleaning preparations or oils can fade a tan.
➢ Bar soap, even moisturizing ones can be very harsh on the skin and a sunless tanning. Deodorant soaps should be avoided. Use a SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) - free body wash for a longer lasting tan.
➢ Lotions containing mineral oil can cause rapid for poor fading.
➢ Do not use a rough wash implement for daily wash (loofahs, scrub mats or scrub gloves, etc.) Gently use a soft washcloth or your hand.
➢ Adhesive tape, or products applied to the skin, can you pull the tan off (surgical tape, bandages, or pilaf facial strips).
➢ Hair removal procedures depilatory products Will Lightin tanned skin. Waxing will also fade or remove a tan. It’s recommended to wax the day before your spray tan.
➢ Shaving exfoliates the skin so clients should use a sharp razor with a lubricating product. Be sure not to use any with mineral oil. Dole shaving can increase fading or cost stripes.
➢ Body hair bleach products we’ll also bleach the underlying skin.
➢ Submersion in hot tubs, long hot baths, swimming pools (chlorine), fresh or salt water canned lighten a tan. Reapply a lotion after swimming and always pat dry after bathing for swimming; do not rub. Use mineral oil free sunscreen
➢ Women may “tan” differently during various hormonal changes (menstruation, pregnancy or breast-feeding).
➢ Oil skinned clients or oilskin areas (face, chest, neck, and upper back) can sometimes tan lighter than surrounding skin.
➢ Lower legs/shins often tan lighter; therefore, more products should be applied here.
➢ Insect repellent sprays and some perfumes, when sprayed it directly onto the skin, remove or fade a tan. Perfume can be applied behind ears and inside of wrist period
➢ Excessive sweating and rubbing can cause Tan too fade faster.