At Radiant Airbrush Tan in Seattle, Washington, it’s my goal to not only provide you with an easy, no-mess spray tan experience through my mobile services, but to also ensure that your airbrush tan lasts!
Here are my top 5 tips on how to prolong your Radiant Airbrush Tan after it’s been applied:
1. Don’t sweat it!
After your Radiant Airbrush Tan, one of the most important things to do is to avoid sweating or strenuous activity for at least eight hours afterwards. Radiant’s spray tan solution needs those few hours to be absorbed, and because my products are all-natural and organic, they only interact with your top layer of skin. To ensure your tan develops fully and evenly, throw on some comfy clothes after your airbrush tan appointment and use this excuse to rest and relax! (Or pack for the amazing vacation/honeymoon/event coming up.)
**Radiant Airbrush Tan tip: Baby powder! It’s a GREAT product to use in areas like your cleavage and armpits if you’re working out or sweating to avoid premature stripping of the spray tan in that area!**
2. Moisturizer is your BFF
Another way to ensure your Radiant Airbrush Tan lasts as long as possible is by moisturizing daily. This is the best way to keep your airbrush spray tan from fading quickly, and also helps to maintain its evenness. Typically a Radiant Airbrush Tan lasts between seven and twelve days, and this can be ensured by moisturizing your body and face daily.
Two of Radiant Airbrush Tan’s favorite moisturizers are Hempz and Cetaphil. It’s important to make note that an airbrush tan applied to non-moisturized, dry skin will flake off more quickly no matter how dark the color or skills of the technician. Give your Radiant Airbrush Tan the long-lasting help it needs by properly moisturizing before and afterwards!
3. Products with sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate are not your BFF
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a common ingredient used in many household soaps, shampoos, and even toothpastes. Its molecular structure enables it to enhance cleansing and emulsifying properties of cosmetic products–which means that your airbrush spray tan is being “cleaned” off your skin! Astringents, baby oils and products with “renewing” properties are also not your BFFs after your spray tan. Avoid ALL oil-based moisturizers and soaps (especially Dove products!) for two weeks after your appointment for the best chance to have a long-lasting, even airbrush spray tan.
**Radiant Airbrush Tan is special in that I offer mobile services: I bring the airbrush spray tan to your doorstep! Learn more about the mobile spray tan process here, and call or text me at: (425) 312-3731 to schedule an appointment!**
4. Dab it!
After showers and face-washing, be sure to dab your skin gently with a towel to absorb excess water. Vigorous rubbing with a towel or washcloth acts like a sloughing exfoliant, which is the last thing you want for the few weeks after your Radiant Airbrush Tan! You want the top layer of skin with the spray tan solution to remain smooth and intact, and this is achieved by daily moisturizing and treating the skin very gently. Once the airbrush spray tan has begun to fade a week or two after the appointment, use a washcloth or other exfoliating product in a hot bath to produce an even fade.
**Radiant Airbrush Tan Tip: Do you know how to exfoliate like an airbrush spray tan pro? Follow my simple tips here to get prepared before your tan appointment!**
5. Avoid steam and water
After your Radiant Airbrush Tan, I highly recommend being very careful around steam, water or Seattle’s frequent rain–which is part of the reason why I offer mobile spray tan services! Also avoid saunas, hot tubs or pools for a week or longer after your Radiant Airbrush Tan application (though it may be hard on vacation!). Sweating and frequent washing with water will shorten the span of the spray tan, and lighten the color.
Radiant Airbrush Tan is here for all of your spray tan needs in Seattle, Everett, West Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline and other surrounding areas (travel fees may apply). I can’t wait to get you glowing and gorgeous in the comfort of your own home! Contact Licensed Airbrush Tanning Technician Christine: (425) 312-3731