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How To Make Your Airbrush Tan Last

Who doesn’t love that airbrush tan glow? We get to feel bronzed and beautiful without having to lay in the sun at the risk of sunburn and premature wrinkles – that’s a win in our book. However, while it looks amazing at first, the color often fades sooner than we’d like.

But here’s some good news for you bronzed beauties: there are steps you can take to ensure your sunless tan lasts as long as possible! Our experts here at Vanity Vault have the inside scoop on how you can make your airbrush tan last – keep reading for our tips.


Tips For A Long-Lasting Glow

1. Prep Your Skin Before Your Appointment

Let’s get this out of the way first: you cannot get a good airbrush tan if your skin isn’t prepped properly. After all, the big secret to a lasting airbrush tan is simply creating the best canvas possible. Your skin needs to be as hydrated as can be, so make sure that you exfoliate with an exfoliating mitt like our Sunnatan Buff Me mitt, or brush and moisturize with an oil-free moisturizer like our Sunnatan Hydrate Me Cactus & Agave Lotion well prior to your appointment. This ensures that it will last as long as possible.

2. Stay Hydrated

The key to any good beauty routine is keeping yourself well-hydrated from the inside out, and that goes for your sunless tan as well. You see, when your skin is properly hydrated, it will hold onto pigment better – which means your tan will last longer. So drink up, and lather yourself in lotion twice a day! Just remember: avoid oil-based lotions, as they can break down the tanning solution and cause streaking. Use a tan-safe lotion like our Sunnatan Cactus and Agave Lotion to soothe, nurture, and hydrate your skin.

3. Protect Your Glow In The Shower

Right after your tanning appointment, be sure to wait at least 12 hours before showering again – otherwise, you risk removing excess pigment from the skin. And when you do finally hop in the shower, take extra care in choosing your products. Your soap and shampoo may contain harsh products that can strip away your tan, so as a rule, stick to sulfate-free and gentle formulas. If you need to exfoliate, consider using our Exfoliating Mitt – it’s gentle enough to use every day but tough enough to remove dirt and sweat.

4. Use A Self-Tanner to Extend Your Glow

If you’re looking for an added layer of protection against fading, consider using a self-tanner in conjunction with your airbrush tan. Self-tanners work by layering pigment on the skin’s surface, which helps to build up a protective barrier and prolongs the life of your tan. Plus, they add an instant glow that will have you looking radiant all season long. We love using Sunnatan Colour Me Dark – perfect for a quick mid-tan touchup or even as a DIY sunless tanner!


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Stay Golden & Glowing With Vanity Vault

Now that you know the tricks of the trade, give them a try and see what a difference they make in your tan’s lasting power! We’d love to help you get your glow back – so keep an eye out for more of our expert advice coming soon or book an organic airbrush tanning service today!

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