Simone's Airbrush Tanning
Maintain your Tan
To maintain your tan make sure that your skin is always moisturized. Your tan can last from 7 to 10 days. Using the wrong products can fade your tan faster.
Here is a list of commonly used body care products that can have a detrimental effect on a spray tan. This is not all-inclusive. Not everyone will have a problem with these items. This is only a guide.
The following products can lighten or make a sunless tan blotchy:
- a women’s tan may develop differently during various hormonal changes (ovulation,menstruation, pregnancy) It may be streaky, patchy, fade worse, or produce lighter or no color.
- AHA products (Alpha Hydroxy Acids -Glycolic, Lactic, Malic, Citric and Tartaric acids)
- Anti-acne products that exfoliate, or dry the skin- Accutane, and Salicylic acid, can affect tan fading. Skin also peels, which can look unacceptable, especially with a tan. Antibiotics or other medications that affect your skin, can also affect your tan.
- Anti-aging products that "renew" "refresh" or otherwise exfoliate skin,
- Band-Aid or adhesive tape applied to skin will pull the "tan" off
- Bar soaps, especially deodorant, or antibacterial varieties
- BHA Products (Beta Hydroxy Acids-salicylic acid)
- Body hair bleach products will bleach the tan, non bleach skin lighteners are fine
- Bore type adhesive facial strips, or “peel-off” masks
- Bug spray, perfumes, body sprays when sprayed directly onto skin, can remove or fade the tan. Instead, spray clothing, or spray a "cloud" of spray that you can walk through, instead of directly onto skin.
- Dove soap, and Dove Shower gel, Curel lotions will fade a tan faster, on some people.
- Facial masks and exfoliating scrubs
- Hair Inhibiting Lotions (Jergens etc.) tend to make a sunless tan yellow.
- If you exercise and sweat heavily your tan can fade faster, especially in body fold areas. (arm bends, knee bends, between breasts etc.)
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