This frequently asked question is asked almost every single day. It is an excellent question and one that any of our expertly-trained technicians can answer for you. Air-Tan as often as you’d like! While some people do it for special occasions only, and may only come once a month or so, some people like to be tan more often. If you fall into the latter category of tanning more regularly, the only thing you want to be careful with is building up your Air-Tan. You actually NEVER want to do this.
Why? Any kind of self-tanner applied on top of self-tanner will turn your skin an icky, orange color. Think Oompa Loompa. Whenever you want to have a new Air-Tan applied, just remember to remove your old tan all the way off. Not a little bit off. Not almost all off. It really does look the best when the old tan is 100% exfoliated off of your skin. Having trouble seeing if it is gone? Check your tanline from your underwear. Do you still have one? Even a faint one indicates build-up, which means you should continue to exfoliate your skin. Not only will your skin be an unnatural color, but having an Air-Tan applied over an old Air-Tan or other kind of self-tanner also makes the new application not last as long because that old dead skin that really needed to be exfoliated off before the tan application, is going to start falling off at some point after the tan application. It will also make the new tan uneven because you were uneven to begin with with the old tan buildup already on your skin. Trust me, it is just not a good look.
For those of us that want to stay tan, we recommend coming about once a week. Our tans last 7-10 days, so if you are coming more often than this, chances are you are going to encounter one of the Air-Tan no-no’s listed above.
Need help? Our product is designed to last a long time, so yes, it might be slightly tricky to get all the way off!
Here are some tips on exfoliating:
- Soak in a bath before you exfoliate. This will loosen everything up for you and make the process a little easier.
- Skip the fancy loofahs, gloves, and towels. Use a cheap, rough washcloth. It really works the best at exfoliating. Sometimes I even use a dish towel!
- Use Air-Tan Exfoliating Dermal Cleanser. The active ingredient is glycolic acid. This is what is used in a facial to slough off old, dead skin on contact. This scrub basically does most of the work for you. It also leaves your skin baby butt soft.
- After your bath/shower, rub dry with your towel.
What do you do to get your Air-Tan off in preparation for a new one? Do you have any tips not listed here?