Spray Tanning: How to avoid a patchy, streaky or uneven spray tan

How to Avoid a Patchy, Streaky or Uneven Spray Tan - The Tanning Shop

Achieving that perfect, sun-kissed glow when having a spray tan relies on great preparation to avoid an uneven or patchy tan. Here are our top tips for the ultimate glow!

Exfoliation and moisturising are your secret weapon for a flawless, even, all-over spray tan.

Think of your skin as a canvas awaiting a masterpiece. Exfoliating gently buffs away dead skin cells, ensuring your tan won’t cling to uneven or dry patches. Meanwhile, moisturising hydrates and primes your skin, offering the ideal base for the spray tan formula to adhere to. Together, they’re the dynamic duo that guarantees your tan will be nothing short of perfection!

Can I shave or wax before my spray tan appointment?

If you plan to shave or wax, do so at least 24 hours before your spray tan appointment. Removing hair too close to your spray session can result in open pores that might collect the spray solution leading to an uneven tan.

Can I wear deodorant to my spray tan appointment?

On the day of your spray tan, it’s vital to have clean, product-free skin.
Avoid Deodorant and Lotions: Do not use skincare, soap, deodorant, cosmetics, or lotions on the day of your tan. These products can create a barrier on your skin, leading to uneven absorption of the spray tan solution
Morning Shower: Take a clear water shower before your appointment to remove any residual products from your skin. A quick rinse with water ensures that your skin is clean and ready for the tanning solution.

What should I wear to my spray tan appointment?

Wear loose, dark clothing to your spray tan session. Tight clothing can rub against your skin and cause the tanning solution to streak or transfer. Dark colours help prevent any noticeable staining if the solution transfers to your clothes. Loose clothing also allows the tan to develop evenly without any pressure points or friction.

How do I stop the spray tan from staining my hands?

Just before your session begins, generously apply barrier cream to your hands, elbows, knees, and feet, paying extra attention to the nails. The cream acts as a protective barrier, ensuring these areas do not turn darker than the rest of your body. This step helps achieve an even and natural-looking tan.

So, what are you waiting for? With the right preparation, your sun-kissed dreams are just a spray away.