How to Keep your Air-Tan Looking Good while at the Pool
‘Tis the season for pool parties and backyard barbecues. We get a lot of questions in the salon in regards to keeping tans looking good while at the pool. No, the pool won’t wash away your tan, but yes, it is even more important to take good care of it while going to the pool. Here are my 5 tips for keeping your spray tan looking fabulous while at the pool or beach:
First, be aware of your tan lines while getting your spray tan. Whatever bottoms you choose to wear while getting your spray tan, make sure the tan lines they will leave won’t interfere with your bathing suit. Also, when you are wearing the disposable thong we provide, feel free to ask us about “moving the lines” so you have even fewer tan lines.
Though you feel and look tan with your Air-Tan, you are still not protected from UV A and B rays doing damage to your skin while outside. It is important to still use SPF in conjunction with your spray tan! Do try to use a lotion instead of an oil.
Remember to keep your spray tan looking good while being in and out of the pool/ocean, you definitely want to pat yourself dry. Don’t rub yourself dry as it will cause your tan to fade faster.
No worries, chlorine won’t ruin or make your tan fade faster, but the natural exfoliation process that occurs when your skin goes from wet to dry will occur.
Lastly, be aware of your weekend plans when you are scheduling your appointment. You do want to wait 8 hours before you shower, sweat or get wet at all. I don’t really like going many places the day after I get my spray tan – I never plan on wearing light colored or nice clothing afterward, as the bronzer can rub off, causing a (temporary!) stain. So if you are wanting to get sprayed to look good while going to a party, it is always best to get sprayed the day before, so you have time to shower before your event.
Summertime is our busy season and we are busier than ever. Please do try to make your appointments in advance so that you can get the day and time slot that you want most. And don’t forget, for every 2 people you refer to us in one year, you get a FREE tan!!!