How to Spray Tan

Tips--Tricks

March 13th, 2013 by Adore

Since it’s now well-known that tanning in the sun is unsafe, lots of people have decided to take up sunless tanning! Not only is sunless tanning the quickest and easiest way to get a tan, but it also prevents your skin from being exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Spray tanning is a simple and harmless way to create a sun-kissed glow at any time of the year. When applied correctly, a sunless tan will look entirely natural, so nobody will ever know the difference! You can easily learn how to spray tan yourself at home, or how to spray tan someone else by following these simple and easy steps:

1.The day before spray tanning, it’s always a good idea to exfoliate your skin. This helps to remove any dead skin cells, and allows the spray tan to evenly penetrate the healthy skin. If you wish to shave your legs or any other areas, it’s also best to do so the day before, as shaving or waxing afterwards will only ruin the tan. Once you have exfoliated and shaved, be sure to apply a nice, rich moisturiser to prepare your skin for the spray tan.

2.Whether you’re fake tanning yourself at home, or you’re learning how to spray tan someone, it’s essential to remember that on the day of the spray tan, you must have a warm shower and wash off any make-up, perfumes or creams. Make sure that your skin is a clean slate before you start spraying.

3.The only areas that you want to moisturise before the spray tan, are the particularly dry regions such as the elbows and knees. Apply a small amount of moisturiser or barrier cream to stop these areas becoming particularly dark from the spray tanning formula.

4.Don’t forget to wear a pair of latex gloves beforehand to ensure that your palms don’t turn orange!

5.To successfully learn how to spray tan, you need to know which order to spray your body in. The first areas to spray are the legs, working your way up from the ankles to your thighs. Spray a steady stream of mist beginning from the lower leg and continuing around it in a circular motion until you reach the thighs. Keep the pressure from the nozzle steady so that each area is evenly covered.

6.The next area to spray is the feet. Start off with a very light coat, and then touch up with some more if necessary.

7.Next you can start tanning your arms. Before you do this it’s best to remove the gloves so that you don’t get a tan line. Apply some moisturiser to the palms, knuckles and cuticles so that they don’t absorb too much colour and you’re good to go!

8.It’s now time to move onto the stomach, chest and shoulders, and lastly up to the face. Of course it’s best to apply a light coat to the face at first, as you can always apply more later if necessary.

9.Spraying your back can be extremely tricky and it’s hard to get it even, so we highly recommend you go through how to spray tan someone with a friend or a family member so they can do this part for you!

10.Last but not least, remember to give yourself some time to dry before getting dresses into loose clothing. Follow the instructions on the spray tan solution as a guide on how long you should wait before you shower off.

So there you have our quick and easy steps on how to spray tan yourself at home!