Professional Tips & Advice

How long will my spray tan last?

2 Min Read Thursday 19th May 2016

Your spray tan should last for about 5-7 days, just like a suntan does, as long as you care for it with daily moisturising.

Use Radiance Body Balm to hydrate and nourish your skin post-tan. This rich moisturiser is perfect for softening and smoothing the skin and will add a gorgeous glow to your sun-kissed colour that reflects the light and illuminates your best bits. It also contains Vitamin E to protect against premature ageing and boasts a fragrant coconut and sweet almond oil scent, making it a versatile and luxurious moisturiser for every day use.

So why is moisturising after a tan so important? And what does it actually do?

Here’s the science behind it:

When sunless tanner is applied to the body√Ǭ†it reacts with the skin cells on the uppermost surface of the skin, causing them to darken. These tanned skin√Ǭ†cells flake off and are replaced by new ones as√Ǭ†part of the skin’s√Ǭ†natural regeneration cycle, which is what causes your golden colour to gently fade. If you prevent the skin from drying out by moisturising each day√Ǭ†you can slow this process down and make your tan last longer.√Ǭ†Moisturising will also encourage your colour to fade evenly, reducing the risk of patches and streaks, and perfectly prep your skin√Ǭ†for your next treatment!

If the tan on some areas of your body, like your hands and feet, has faded faster than others use Express Tanning Mist to top up your colour. Simply spray over any lighter areas to maintain your tan and lend your skin a bronzed finish.

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