If you’re reading this, you may be experiencing that little to no color developed after your initial rinse. What happened? Unlike makeup, a spray tan is a chemical reaction that occurs within the outer layer of the skin. The active ingredient DHA works hand in hand with your cells to give you your bronzed glow🤎 However, when your skins pH is affected, the result of your tan is affected. Here are reasons why your tan might not be as dark as you would like it to be👇🏼
IT'S THAT TIME OF THE MONTH
Hormonal changes have a major impact on your skin. Tanning on your cycle or even a few days before can cause your tan to develop lighter than usual or even not at all. This also applies to if you're pregnant/breastfeeding, menopausal etc. In this case, we suggest going a shade or two darker than you normally would or leaving it on a bit longer.
Many medications come with unwanted side effects, including altering your spray tan! Be sure to let your artist know if you're taking any new medications.
SHOWERING TOO CLOSE TO YOUR APPOINTMENT
Showering, shaving, and exfoliating too close to your appointment alters your skin's pH and also runs the risk of product residue staying on your skin. Leftover product will create a barrier, preventing the solution from penetrating and developing properly. For those reasons, we do not recommend showering the same day as your appointment. Your skin is the canvas for your tan! It is important to follow our prep instructions for best results 24+ hours prior to your appointment.