The Season Change Can Produce Leopard/Snake Skin Spray Tans
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The Season Change Can Produce Leopard/Snake Skin Spray Tans

My Tips For This Season

The season is changing to the summer time now and I am hearing more and more from clients (and also my students clients) that their spray tans produce a leopard or snake skin effect on the legs when fading.  It usually shows up mostly on the legs because our legs have the thinnest layer of skin.  It's always happening when the season changes from winter (May) to summer or from summer to winter (October).  Our skin goes through changes and during those seasons we are not hydrated enough.  This is not a fault of the solution or the spray tan technician.  It can happen with the best solution and even with the best spray tan technicians. The problem is mainly that our skin is to dry and spray tanning on dry skin just does not work well.  We must make sure we have hydrated skin or we will not enjoy the look of a fake tan.

To help with getting the best spray tan results and also best fading results, I usually recommend to use a heavy moisturizer to be used a few days before getting a spray tan and then while you have the spray tan on, you should moisturize at least twice a day.  My favorite product to use is Shea Butter or any other Body Butter because those are very thick creams and they hydrate our skin very well for many hours. It does not matter what brand you are using so as long as it's Shea Butter or Body Butter.

All I can emphasize is moisturize, moisturize and moisturize and it will soon be better. 

I hope this helps those who have the snake skin effect fading now.

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Emily on Sunday, June 8, 2014 9:11 AM
Thanks for sharing this tip on avoiding the spray tan snake skin effect :) We should apply moisturizer several days prior to the spray tan but I am assuming not on the day of the spray tan right?
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