How to Prepare for an Airbrush Tan

How to Prepare for an Airbrush Tan

Get ready for your airbrush tan!

Getting an airbrush tan can give you a beautiful, sun-kissed glow without the harmful effects of UV rays. However, proper preparation is key to achieving the best and longest-lasting results. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to prepare for an airbrush tan.

1. Exfoliate Your Skin

Before your airbrush tan appointment, it's crucial to exfoliate your skin. This step helps to remove dead skin cells and ensures an even application of the tanning solution. Using our exfoliating mitt to gently buff your skin, paying extra attention to rough areas like elbows, knees, and ankles.

2. Shave or Wax

If you usually remove body hair, make sure to shave at least 24 hours before, or wax 48 hours before, your airbrush tan. This allows any skin irritation to settle, ensuring a smooth and flawless tan application.

3. Avoid Moisturizers and Oily Products

On the day of your airbrush tan, avoid using moisturizers, oils, or any other products that can create a barrier between your skin and the tanning solution. These products can interfere with the absorption of the tan, resulting in an uneven finish.

4. Wear Loose-Fitting, Dark Clothing

Choose loose-fitting, dark-colored clothing to wear after your airbrush tan. Tight clothing can rub against your skin and potentially remove the tan. Dark colors help to conceal any temporary color transfer that may occur immediately after the tan application.

5. Remove Makeup and Jewelry

Prior to your appointment, remove all makeup, lotions, and jewelry. These can affect the outcome of your tan, so it's best to have clean, bare skin before the application.

6. Follow Your Artist's Instructions

During your airbrush tan appointment, your tan artist will provide you with specific instructions to follow. Listen carefully and follow their guidance to ensure the best results. They may advise you on how long to wait before showering, how to maintain your tan, and any other important aftercare instructions.

You Are Ready to Glow

By properly preparing for your airbrush tan, you can achieve a gorgeous, natural-looking glow. Remember to exfoliate, shave or wax in advance, avoid moisturizers on the day of your tan, wear loose-fitting clothing, remove makeup and jewelry, and follow your technician's instructions. With these steps, you'll be ready to enjoy a beautiful airbrush tan!

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