If you have a spray tanning mishap, don’t panic – it’s not the end of the world. There are many simple and quick fixes for common spray tanning mistakes.
Orange or Unnatural Looking Tan
One common problem many people experience with spray tanning is unpleasant looking orange skin. If your spray tan looks orange or unnatural, take control of the situation by assessing the DHA (dihydroxyacetone) in your tanning solution. If you’re not using the right DHA concentration for your skin tone, an orange of unnatural looking is a strong possibility. If you have a particularly pale complexion, for example, you might need something milder than an 8 percent DHA solution.
How to Remove Fake Tan
If you’re upset because you have conspicuous spray tan stains on your body, you can easily minimise the pesky discoloration. Immerse your body in warm water for about 20 minutes. If you want, you can blend a little baby oil into the water. Then scrub your skin using an exfoliating product. You can also opt to massage lemon juice into your skin. After you’re done doing that, you then must shower. You can even massage hydrogen peroxide into your skin with the assistance of a sponge or cloth. Once you’re done, you have to shower.
How to Make Your Spray Tan Last Longer
If you got a spray tan several days ago and are now frustrated because it has taken on an inconsistent, splotchy and unsightly scaly look, never fear. Diminishing colour isn’t at all uncommon a few days after spray tanning sessions. If you want to stop this from happening, make a point to thoroughly hydrate your skin on a daily basis. Right after you first get your tan, moisturire your body with a tan extending product.
A classic body moisturising lotion can also do the trick. If your skin tends to be on the dry side, you may be particularly vulnerable to the possibility of inconsistency in tan colouring. If your skin is dry, it’s especially important for you to focus heavily on hydration after you get a spray tan. If you have especially light skin, avoid using spray tan solutions that are equipped with high DHA percentages, as well. If your tan looks unusually deep in comparison with your natural complexion colour, problems with fading will likely look even more noticeable to others.
If you have a light complexion and are suffering from a fading and inconsistent looking tan, you might develop light and dark spots all over your skin as it renews itself. If this happens to you, don’t freak out. Mild exfoliation can often easily take care of the issue. After you mildly exfoliate your skin, it can help to put on a tan extending product, as well. Just make sure the tan extender or gradual tanner includes DHA. This is important, as DHA can help make your skin appear even and smooth.