In the hours after my spray tan was applied, the color gradually darkened. As per instructions,before going to sleep , I took a shower with cool water but did not use soap or washcloth. I was a little worried when I saw the water in my shower had turned brown as it ran down the drain. But when I looked in the mirror, I was still beautifully tan. Over the next few days, I nursed the tan along with plenty of moisturizer on my arms and legs.
I really enjoyed this look. My clothes looked better and I felt I looked younger and healthier. After four days, the bronze color remained on my body, but had pretty much faded on my face. Since my neck was still tan I evened-up the color with a healthy dusting of bronzer. When my air-brush tan fades and starts to look uneve, I will help it along with an exfoliating scrub. I have a friend who is a stripper and she swears by salt scrubs to smooth and polish the skin. Have you ever tried this? Is it good? Gross?
Spray-on tans ( aka air brush tans) turned out to be one of those small steps with big results. I wish I had the courage to try it years ago. I’m going to go use it again, not all the time, but for occasions when I need to look (and feel) amazing– like weddings, reunions or before a beach vacation. I think it could also be a big mood-lifter in the dead of winter when I look so pale my Mom keeps asking me how I feel. I can also see how people can become “addicted” to these things. After buying so many products with big promises that don’t do anything, it is exhilerating to find something that makes a visable difference. Do you use spray tans? Have you had any problems?