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Hot Showers Can Dehydrate Your Skin

A nice, long, hot shower might be relaxing, but it could also cause dry and itchy skin. Here is the truth about how your showering habits may be doing more harm than good.

A long hot shower is one of life's simple little pleasures. But could your shower actually be causing your skin to become dry and itchy? Please say it isn't so.

The reality is so many spray tanners (and most of us self tanners) like to take long hot showers as a nice way to relax at the end of the day or to wake themselves up in the morning. Unfortunately, the hotter the water it is, the more oil and moisture is removed from your skin. The longer you're in the shower, the more that this process is prolonged. So taking shorter lukewarm showers is actually more protective for your skin. Additionally, using milder, less harsh soaps can help your skin to retain a lot of its natural moisture. So as hard as it is to give up those hot showers, taking shorter lukewarm ones is the best thing you can do to keep your skin happy.

When I started my spray tan business in 2010 I learned a lot about the science behind spray tans and keeping them looking great, flawless and how to keep them on your skin as long as you can. "Hydration" is the number one solution that most of the facts point back to. So many of my clients think of "Spray On and Go" but unfortunately there is a little bit of maintenance to keep that tan looking nice. After working many years prior to spray tanning in the skincare industry, I was able to learn a lot about ingredients how what they do and don't do for our skin. When I was building my spray tan business I wasn't able to suggest any good body moisturizers and body washes due to so many of the "bad" ingredients the big box companies put in theirs, that I asked my in-house chemist to create one body wash (that doubles as shaving cream) and one really good, light body moisturizer that would help retain hydration for spray tanners.

Our Body Wash/Body Lotion skincare is our #1 selling collection and I can't begin to tell you how happy it makes me when we very rarely have clients unhappy with their longevity of their spray tans......but commenting on how much they LOVE their tan.

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Happy Tanning,



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