We’ve all had the tan that looks great for the first couple days after application, only to have it fade and look splotchy and uneven. What went wrong? Most likely it’s the case of either not preparing properly for your Air-Tan or not taking care of the tan after it’s been applied. If you need advice on how to prepare for your appointment, check out this post. For the best way to care for your tan, keep reading.
A big reason a tan can fade unevenly is because of dehydration of the skin. It is really important to stay moisturized after a tan, starting after your first shower. Be sure to moisturize at least once a day! Although putting on lotion can help with dry skin, it is very important to also drink plenty of water. Start drinking lots of water before your appointment because this is going to hydrate your skin from the inside out.
If you plan on shaving while you have your tan, it’s essential that you use a moisturizing shaving cream, so you aren’t removing dry skin as you shave. If you shave your legs daily, your tan may start to fade quickly in this location, so putting a thick barrier between the razor and your skin will help prevent a spotty tan on your legs.
It is essential to put some time into caring for your tan for best results. A tan does naturally start to exfoliate off after 7-10 days, even with the best care. But if you are mindful, you will have a beautiful and even tan!