Spray tans can have a bad reputation for looking inauthentic, but that doesn't mean they can't look natural -- it only means that the less-authentic spray tans are the ones that are most noticeable. There are some tips and tricks you can use to make sure your spray tan looks as though you just spent some time on the beach.
Always Go a Little Lighter Than You Intend
Many people go darker with a spray tan because they expect the tan to wear off. But because spray tan solutions are a chemical solution rather than a paint or a stain, the opposite effect is often true: a spray tan often darkens with time. It's better for you to go a little lighter and potentially have to tan again than to go too dark.
Consider Going Organic
Organic spray tan solutions from companies like Sol Potion may work better for those who have found that chemical spray tans simply don't look authentic. Made with natural products, organic spray tans tend to be a little more gentle and subtle -- they can be used to produce a warm glow rather than a more dramatic effect.
Always Exfoliate First
One of the reasons some people end up with a blotchy, uneven tan is because they failed to exfoliate. Dead skin cells and living skin cells will wick up the tanning chemicals differently. In general, a dead cell will appear to be darker. Before you get a spray tan, you should manually exfoliate.
Don't Hesitate To Do Your Face
Some people are hesitant to do their face because they are afraid that it will not look natural. In fact, it looks unnatural to not do your face -- even if this does mean that you're going to have to change up your foundation. Otherwise it can create a line between your neck and your face that makes the tan more noticeable.
Keep Your Skin Moisturized
Just as exfoliating is important before the spray tan, it's also important to moisturize your skin afterwards. Using lotion every day will ensure that your skin doesn't become pale or ashy. If your skin gets dry, it may lighten up the tan in only some areas of your body.
As with anything to do with appearance, you may need to apply a spray tan multiple times before you decide on the best look for you. But don't assume that a spray tan automatically has to look "fake" -- a good shop will be able to make nearly anything look natural.Share
17 November 2016
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