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It’s no secret that getting a good spray tan can do wonders for your appearance. If you’re like most people, you probably have a few questions about what to wear (and what not to wear) to your spray tan appointment. In this article, we will cover a few spray tan tips you need to keep in mind!
What TO Wear:
While you may be tempted to just throw on whatever you have lying around, it’s important to remember that loose clothing is your best friend when getting a spray tan. This means no tight jeans or fitted dresses, especially if you want to avoid spray tan lines.
Instead, opt for something like yoga pants or a loose-fitting maxi dress. You also want to make sure that you wear dark clothing. Light-colored clothing can reflect the spray tan and cause streaks or uneven coverage.
- Loose-fitting clothing like yoga pants or a maxi dress
- A bathing suit or underwear
- Dark-colored clothing
- Sandals to avoid staining your feet
These are the most common options on what to wear to spray tan appointments, and it’s great because it gives the technician easy access to all the areas you want tanned. Finally, remember to bring along a pair of flip-flops or sandals to wear after your fresh spray tan session. This will help prevent your feet from getting stained and won’t rub the solution.
What NOT To Wear:
Another important tip is to avoid tight clothing like wearing a bra, any makeup, lotion, or perfume to your appointment. These products can act as barriers between your skin and the spray tan solution, which can impact the quality of your freshly tanned skin. If you must wear makeup, be sure to remove it completely before your appointment. You don’t want to layer tanning solution over makeup otherwise you’ll end up with an orange spray tan.
- Tight jeans
- Long-sleeved shirts or fitted dresses
- Light-colored clothing
- Makeup or Lotions
What To Wear AFTER:
After you’ve gotten your perfect spray tan, it’s important to know what fabrics to wear in order to make it last. Unlike getting sunburned for days, here are the best and worst materials to wear after to protect your spray tan.
- Natural fabrics like cotton
- Loose fitting linen
- Light breathable shirts
- Disposable bras and underwear
The worst fabrics to wear are ones that are tight and not breathable such as polyester or nylon. These materials will trap sweat and moisture against your skin and will cause your spray tan to rub off. You should also avoid swimming or sweating excessively since both can cause the tan to fade prematurely. You might spend a lot of money on this tan and you deserve to have it last longer. Remember to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! This will help to hydrate your skin and give it a little bit of extra moisture that it needs to lock it in.
Now that you know what to wear after your sunless tanning experience, just be sure to take care of your skin so that your tan lasts for as long as possible.