Hey y’all! Thanks for stopping by AMS today 🙂 I wanted to chat about one of my favorite things… moisturizers . No, I’m not lying it’s actually one of my favorite things. One of my largest pet peeves is having dry skin, especially dry hands. IDK why, but dry hands or legs makes me cringe. I have hand creams in every single bag of mine and moisturizers in every corner of my room.
The key to having glowing and good looking skin is to care for it and keep it hydrated. This is also crucial if you get spray tans and want it to last awhile. When I jump out of the shower, I use a body oil. Some prefer a body oil before the shower and then hop in to rinse it off, but I like mine after and to soak into my skin. This Neutrogena one is affordable and looks really amazing on, also coconut oil is a great alternative. Once I let the body oil soak into my skin, I add a simple lotion. You can pick these according to how dry your skin is but Lubriderm has a lot of options. I always go for the lotions that are for ‘extra dry’ skin even if my skin isn’t normally that dry. I throw a hand cream into my bag for the day to continue to moisturize whenever.
How To Make A Spray Tan Last:
Pre- Spray Tan:
– DO NOT moisturize: You want your skin to be a little brittle to fully absorb the spray tan
– You can put a little lotion on your hands before you go in so that your hands aren’t that gross orange color
Post Spray Tan:
– Wait as long as you can to shower so it can fully develop
– After you shower: Moisturize everything. I recommend the Lubriderm lotion but avoid using a body oil right after because a lotion heavy in oil can actually make your tan slip off.
– Try to avoid heavy exercise, chlorine, and sweat as this will again strip your tan
Those are my little tips (a lot of them you’ve probably heard before) for making a spray tan last. I’m in no way a pro at it, I recently received a very orange spray tan and was NOT happy haha.
Stock up on your moisturizers and get to moisturizing NOW before the heat of the summer gets here and dehydrates us all. I’ll link some moisturizing options below:
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Great tips! I am actually going to get a spray tan tomorrow for my trip to Cali so I do really want to extend the life of the tan as much as possible!
xoxo Madeline | http://www.theblackbarcode.com
thanks Madeline! Ah it will look great, yes use these tips and it will last for definitely a week and a half 🙂
I LIVE for a good spray tan! Thanks for sharing!
Shelby Back says
that body oil is amazing!
Lubridrem is one of my favorite moisturizer. Great tips! Thanks for sharing.
Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com
Definitely writing down these tips– I am always so pale now a days lol
Dawn P Darnell says
Great tips! I too have gotten an orange spray tan before and it is not fun.
OMG that is the worst! I hate getting those
Audrey, first of all, you look BEAUTIFUL in these photos!! Second of all, I love these tips! I have never gotten a spray tan, but you make it look so easy and good! Maybe I’ll get one before summer… We’ll see!! Have a blessed day, girlie!
Sweetly, Sally // http://www.sweetlysally.com
You’re so sweet!!!!! Thank you Sally! Yes you should definitely try getting one. I recommend an airbrush one! They look more natural and NOT orange haha
Love these tips! I’m a huge fan of spray tans and I’m always trying to get them to last just a little bit longer.
xo, Mae // http://www.maeamor.com
Great tips for before and after a spray tan!
I have the same problem with dry hands. I’m gonna try that body oil trick. How long does it take to soak in usually? Thanks for these tips!
Typically 30 mins for my skin!!! You should definitely try girl! It’s amazing
True story, I’ve actually never gotten a spray tan… but when I do these are amazing tips!
You so should try it! I only get like 3 0r 4 a year but I love it when I do
What’s the best way to care for a spray tan that’s fading without looking splotchy ?
MOISTURIZE!! once it gets splotchy though, the best thing to do is scrub it off!