If you want your fake tan to last longer (obviously, that’s what we want, right?), it can definitely be helpful to avoid a few things and take certain steps when you shower while you have your sunless tanner on! Here are our best tips for a long-lasting tan:
- Wait before showering: Wait at least 6-8 hours (follow your product’s description) after applying the fake tan/tanning mousse before showering. This will give the product enough time to fully develop and set into your skin.
1. Avoid using soap on your first shower after you apply your self-tanner! The goal is to rinse the product on your skin with cold water. Please know your fake tan takes around 24 hours to develop and to be 100% perfect! If you use soap on your first shower and are too harsh with your skin, you might ruin the complete development of the product.
2. Use warm water: Hot water can cause your fake tan to fade faster, so it's best to use lukewarm water when showering. This will help your tan last longer.
3.Avoid having baths or long hot showers! Hot baths are actually what we recommend when you want to get rid of your fake tan! Same for saunas, or a day at the spa.
4. Avoid using harsh products: Avoid using harsh bar soaps or shower gels, as they can strip your skin of its natural oils and cause your fake tan to fade faster. Instead, use a gentle, moisturizing shower gel or body wash. We developed our Body Wash with exactly this goal in mind: make. tans. last. longer. And it works! Our Body Wash is enriched with antioxidants, vanilla, and lemon extract to nourish your skin. It’s so gentle and the perfect aftercare product to maintain your tan.
5. Be gentle: When showering, be gentle with your skin. Avoid using a rough washcloth or loofah, as this can cause your fake tan to wear off faster.
6.Pat dry: When you're done showering, pat your skin dry with a towel instead of rubbing it. Rubbing can cause your fake tan to fade faster.
7. Moisturize: After showering, apply a moisturizer to your skin. This will help to lock in the fake tan and keep it looking fresh for longer. Use our Body Cream to keep your skin hydrated without making it feel greasy!
That’s it! With these 8 steps, you can hope for a sun-kissed glow that will last longer and look great! You will thank us later!