• Michelle Walters

My Legs Won't Hold A Spray Tan!


Amazing fake tan - tick, but why aren't my legs tanning? Or worst still - why do I have brown dots in my pores? The skin is thinnest on the front of your legs, specifically your shins. Because the skin is thin there, it might mean that you are likely to loose tan there quickest. Why, because your skin is 

constantly regenerating and legs often wear tights, and tights often rub, and rubbing often removes tan. You see? Also - be careful if you are shaving. A fake tan will stay on your skin as long as the skin stays on your body. If you are shaving your legs, chances are you're also shaving off your tan. So - make sure any shaving or waxing is done before your spray tan - but not too soon before hand. I have repeated conversations with clients, and I tell them that I could see that they just raced home from work, showered, shaved her legs and come for her tan appointment. Usually they look at me in awe as to how I could tell. Simply, I could tell from looking at their skin. When clients shave, and particularly they wax, the skin's pores are open. This means that anything you apply over the top of it, can inhibit the ability for us spray tan technicians to apply to an even base. It also means that when the pores do close, the spray tan bronzer will be locked underneath, resulting in ghastly dots If you want tanned legs, avoid: -Taking long hot baths or showers -Avoid wearing tights that rub on your skin

Do: - Shaving and waxing atleast 12-24 hours before your tan appointment - Keep your legs constantly moisturised to maintain your tan and build it up. To maintain your tan, you'll need to lock it in. We recommend our organic body butter for mega-hydrating moisturizer.  How long will your tan last? ANY sunless tan is only going to last on your skin as long as the skin cells applied stay put. You can add further colour by blending some fake tan in with your moisturiser, or alternate with moisturiser and the following day top up your tan. The Oh That Glow™ Self Tanning Mousse and Gradual Tanning Lotion has been voted Customers Choice Best Fake Tan 3 in 2016. You can grab it with our self application mitt and will get atleast 4 full body applications from one bottle grab yours here at our online store.  If this blog post has been helpful to you, it would be helpful to me if you'd quickly share it, after all Sharing is Caring!  xoxo, IG 

Special thanks to Custom Tan for contributions to this blog 🔆

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