Glow Getter’s Guide: Unveiling the Secrets of the Perfect Spray Tan Process

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All about spray tan processing: What happens if you overdo it?

Spray tanning is the real deal when it comes to achieving a sun-kissed look without the potential damage of prolonged sun exposure.

However, it is important to know what happens if you overdo it when it comes to spray tanning.

In this blog post, we will cover the dos and don’ts of spray tan processing, how many coats you need, what happens if you over-process, what happens if you wax too close to having your spray tan, how to best look after it, and the difference between violet and green base.

The importance of exfoliation

Before getting that perfect CandyMan spray tan, it’s important to prep your skin by exfoliating it thoroughly. Exfoliation helps get rid of dead skin cells, making your skin look smoother and more radiant. It also helps your sunless tan to last longer and look more even.

At Brazilian Butterfly, we recommend using our BB exfoliating mitt and combining it with our BB Essentials scrub which contains a natural walnut shell. This duo is the perfect base for your sunless tan as it helps remove dead skin cells while hydrating your skin.

Exfoliating your skin at least a day before your spray tan appointment will ensure that the colour adheres better to your skin, resulting in a more natural-looking, Sunkissed glow. It’s also important to avoid applying any lotions or oils to your skin after exfoliating as this can interfere with the tanning solution.

By taking the time to exfoliate your skin before your sunless tan, you’ll ensure that your skin looks flawless and radiant. So go ahead, treat yourself to that perfect CandyMan tan, and don’t forget to exfoliate first!

The right products to use

Choosing the right products is essential when it comes to getting that perfect Sunkissed glow. At Brazilian Butterfly, we recommend our premium tanning solution CandyMan in either violet 15% DHA or green 12% solution with Kakadu plum, coconut oil, macadamia oil, and aloe Vera.

Our tanning solutions are specifically formulated to provide a beautiful, bronzed finish without the hassle of any after smell or parabens. Plus, our dry touch finish ensures that you’re photo ready and confident throughout the day. Don’t settle for anything less than the best when it comes to achieving that perfect glow!

In terms of the type of spray tan, ask your therapist if they use a violet or green base. Violet bases are great for creating a more natural-looking tan, while green bases work best for those with pink or reddish undertones. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and communicate with your therapist to achieve your desired bronzed beauty look.

The right way to apply

When it comes to spray tans, less is more. Your therapist knows how to apply it and will likely only do one coat. Don’t be tempted to ask for more as your skin can only absorb one coat. Over-spraying can result in a messy overdone result that can take days to fade.

If you wax too close to having a spray tan, the waxing process can remove the top layer of your skin along with the tan, resulting in patchy or uneven colour. It is recommended to wax at least 24-48 hours before getting a spray tan to allow the skin to heal and the tan to adhere properly.

It’s important to wear loose clothing and avoid tight-fitting garments for at least six hours after your spray tan. This will help prevent any uneven areas and allow the tan to fully develop. Avoid contact with water during this time too, so plan ahead before your appointment.

Remember, the key to a flawless tan is preparation. Make sure to exfoliate and moisturize your skin a day or two before your appointment.

This will ensure that the tan is even and will last longer. Avoid using any oily or heavy products on the day of your appointment, as these can create a barrier on the skin and affect the development of the tan.

Finally, be sure to take care of your spray tan after your appointment. Moisturize regularly to help prolong the tan’s lifespan and avoid any products containing alpha-hydroxy acids, as these can strip the tan from your skin.

With the right preparation and care, a spray tan can be a great way to achieve a natural-looking glow without the harmful effects of UV rays. So, remember to trust your therapist, prepare well, and take care of your skin to ensure the perfect result.

After Care

After getting a spray tan, it’s important to take care of your skin to make sure your new bronzed look lasts as long as possible.

One great way to extend the life of your tan is by using Sugar Cocoon’s I Want Candy Gradual Tanning Lotion with Coconut and Kakadu Plum. This product not only hydrates your skin but also helps to accentuate and keep your tan.

Another fantastic product to use in your aftercare routine is Sugar Cocoon’s Butter Buns Body Butter with Shea Butter, Macadamia oil, Niacinamide, and Shimmer.

This body butter is formulated to give you a glowing look, which is perfect for showing off your new tan.

To make sure your tan lasts as long as possible, you should avoid taking long, hot showers or baths and minimize the use of exfoliating products. If you need to exfoliate, be gentle, and avoid using anything too harsh.

Finally, be sure to keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and moisturizing daily.

By taking these steps and using the right products, you can enjoy your beautiful spray tan for as long as possible. If you do notice your spray tan starting to fade, don’t panic. You can always reapply or touch up areas that need it. However, be careful not to overdo it, as this can lead to an unnatural-looking tan.

Remember, the key to maintaining your bronzed look is consistency. By keeping up with your aftercare routine and using the right products, you can enjoy a gorgeous, sun-kissed glow all year round. And, of course, don’t forget to book your next spray tan appointment when the time comes!