Spray Tanning and Body Lotion Tips:

Spray tanning for men has become extremely popular over the past decade. It is cheap, it is easy, it is fast, and most importantly – it looks amazing.

1. Let it soak in overnight

Sunless tans like spray-on and lotions are applied either via a spray gun or with a mitt, and they affect the outer layer of your skin. This is why it is crucial not to take a shower or go for a swim after your tanning session. These lotions and solution need some time to reach into your skin and form a color, so make sure you wait until next morning to take that first shower after the session.

2. Exfoliate BEFORE

It is recommended that you clean and exfoliate your skin BEFORE you apply the tanner, not after. Exfoliating before will help remove the dead skin that would inevitably flake off later, thus making sure your tan would develop properly, keep unwanted streaks at bay and stick around longer. 

Pay attention to all those rough areas on your body, especially your:

  • Elbows
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Feet

3. Careful with putting your clothes back on

Make sure you wait at least 20 minutes or half an hour before you put all your clothes back on. Also, avoid wearing tight clothes.

4. Opt for a professional

If you are going with the spray-on tan instead of a DIY self-tanner, we recommend you go with a professional technician. Not only do they have skills and experience, but they also have professional equipment that guarantees flawless results.

DIY tip: Make sure you have an extra hand at your disposal

If, you choose to do it yourself, remember to ask someone to help you with your back. This is a hard (read: impossible) area to reach and apply the solution properly, so be sure to have someone there to help you out.

5. Watch out for the stains

It is probably a good idea to either sleep on a towel the night after your session, or to dig up some old sheets you don’t mind getting stained.

6. Hairline alert

Pay extra attention to your hairline area when applying self-tanner to your face so the transition is not too conspicuous.

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