One thing that goes hand in hand with having a great tan is good exfoliation session or
two. The key to having an even tan is being completely exfoliated, especially if you are
coming in weekly. It’s always best to spray the freshest layer of skin, and getting sprayed
with product already on you can leave you looking blotchy. Just like when you paint your nails you want to make sure all of the old polish is off, before applying a fresh coat (even if it is the same color).
My Air-Tan seems like it lasts on my skin forever! If I really baby it and take care of it,
I can get at least a week and a half out of it, but if I want to get a new tan every week, I
really have to work to scrub it off. After a year of getting sprayed almost every week, I have developed my own method for exfoliation. I usually get sprayed on Thursdays, so I start my “preliminary exfoliation” on Tuesday night. That consists of just taking a shower and lightly using the Air-Tan Body Scrub and a washcloth. After getting out of the shower, it’s important to use a dry towel to wipe down with. The dry towel helps so much come off!
On Wednesday night, I take a bath and get rid of last bits of tan still left. I put the scrub on all over and vegetate with a magazine for a little bit. My trouble spots are normally on the shins, behind the knees, my underarms, and neck. Once I’ve read a few pages, I use a washcloth and scrub away! Luckily, the exfoliating scrub makes exfoliating so much easier than with plain old soap and water. The scrub works so well because it has glycolic acid in it, which helps get rid of the top layers of skin. It’s stronger than any exfoliating scrubs from the drug store, but still gentle enough to not irritate your skin. Although I am sad to see my tan go, it’s nice to pamper myself a little bit. Exfoliating used to be a chore, but now that I get to relax and take a bath with some fresh-smelling scrub, I look forward to it!