Professional Tips & Advice

How To Maintain Your Spray Tan On Holiday

3 Min Read Monday 20th July 2015

So you’ve booked in for a pre-holiday spray tan to ensure you’ve got a gorgeous glow before you even step off the plane…

But how do you ensure it lasts for the duration of your holiday?

Here are five top tips to make sure that your glow lasts throughout your holiday:

1) It’s all about timing

Try to organise your spray tan as close to your departure date as possible. With high quality spray tan solutions from Sienna X, your tan should last for 5-7 days and will look best for the first 4-5 days. If you’re unsure about the best shade to complement your skin tone, book a trial with your tanning consultant a couple of weeks before you leave. They can discuss your options with you and help you to decide which of the professional products from Sienna X will work best for you.

2) Pamper before you tan

To help your glow last, it’s a good idea to follow a few simple steps before having a spray tan. Wax or shave a day or so beforehand and wash off any remaining beauty products. Then, exfoliate your skin and avoid applying any other lotions or moisturisers. Remember to brush your teeth before you tan or you could risk having uneven patches around your mouth.

3) Have cool showers

This should be easy, even preferable, if you’re travelling to a hot climate. Having cool showers which are not on too powerful a setting will help to keep your tan in place for longer. Afterwards, it’s best to gently pat your skin dry and apply an oil-free body lotion. With its combination of shea butter, vitamin E¬†and sweet almond oil, your skin¬†will be left healthy and it’s small gold flecks will enhance your sun-kissed look.

4) Avoid oily lotions

Many SPFs are oil based, and it’s a well known fact that oil strips tan from the skin. To make the most of your tan on holiday, opt for an oil-free sunscreen with a 5* UVA rating allowing you to protect your skin and your tan!

5) Top it up

The best way to prolong a fake tan is to keep it going! Gradual Untinted Self Tan Lotion is the ultimate suitcase essential, try using it every 2-3 days in place of your after sun, calming aloe vera will soothe sun scorched skin whilst a combination of sweet almond oil and cocoa butter restores elasticity leaves skin nourished and hydrated.

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