With the warm summer months in full force, it is more important than ever to take great care of your Air-Tan. One of the most common problems I see, especially in clients that come often (more than once a month), is a lack of exfoliation. I admit, I am one that has violated this rule too.
My Air-Tan stays on for a minimum of 10 days. I can even get a full 2 weeks out of mine if I use our tan extender. The hardest thing for me to do is exfoliate all of my previous spray tan ALL the way off before getting my new one. That is the key to a beautiful Air-Tan time after time.
When you have product build up from a previous Air-Tan or an at-home self tanner, and that product starts to wear off, it causes your skin to look uneven and splotchy. This is the point in a self-tanning regimen where you need to start exfoliating the tan off in preparation for a new one. If you see any tan lines at all or any areas with old product build up, that is a sign that you need to keep scrubbing! Spray tans and self-tanners are like nail polish. When your nail polish starts chipping, you shouldn’t just paint another coat over it. Chances are that manicure won’t look good for very long. It may look good that day and the next day, but it won’t be pretty in the long run. It’s the same thing when it comes to Air-Tans. You want to take all the nail polish (or the self tanner) completely off so you can apply a new fresh, even coat. Treating your spray tan the same way will ensure every tan looks beautiful, even and long-lasting.
I have had trouble exfoliating for the past 2 years. Sometimes I can’t even get sprayed every week because I couldn’t seem to get my old product build up off. 🙁 A weekly Air-Tan is a terrible thing to sacrifice when you work at Air-Tan! For this reason, I started a new routine this week. It worked!!!! My tan came COMPLETELY off and my Air-Tan looked AWESOME when I had it applied the next day!
Step 1: Strip naked
Step 2: Run hot bath water.
Step 3: While bath is filling, apply Air-Tan exfoliating scrub all over body. Let sit for at least 5 minutes – yes, you probably have another scrub at home, but this one is the BOMB. It has glycolic acid in it which helps rid of old dry,skin cells instantly.
Step 4: Get the roughest washcloth you own – or one with texture (mine looks like the one in the picture) and start at your legs. Move up to your stomach, then you arms. I spent at least 5 minutes on each body part scrubbing.
Step 5: Finally, relax in the tub.
Step 6: Scrub again with or without exfoliating scrub.
Step 7: Dry off with a towel. However, don’t pat dry like you do when you are trying to maintain your tan. RUB dry. RUB. RUB. RUB. Slowly…You will see the tan coming off as you rub with your towel.