You’ll surely be smiling from ear to ear when you’re sporting a fresh layer of spray tan. You might then ask: what happens when you shower? This is understandable, especially since you won’t want to do anything that could jeopardise your new sun-kissed complexion. If you’re looking for direction, here are four helpful nuggets of advice.

Hold off

Ideally you’ll leave it around eight to ten hours before showering after applying spray tan. This is because there’s a risk that the solution could come off when exposed to water. Therefore, be sure to shower or bathe before you start using spray tan and hold off on having another until enough time has passed that it won’t impact upon your colour.

Cool off

A scorching hot shower might be right up your street on a normal day. You shouldn’t, however, raise the temperature too much when you’re sporting a fresh spray tan. This is because the steam can open up your pores and make the solution settle into your skin unevenly. Due to this, your first shower should ideally be on the cooler side to avoid the risk of brown dots on your body.

Dry carefully

You will, of course, need to dry off after getting out the shower. When it comes to this, be sure to pat yourself down rather than drag a towel over your newly-tanned skin. Any unnecessary friction could cause parts of your tan to be rubbed off, ultimately leaving you with rather unsightly white patches over your body.

Don’t panic

You should prepare for the eventuality that small amounts of the solution will come off your skin when it’s first exposed to water. It’s important that you don’t panic when this occurs though. This only happens to the mixture on the surface of the skin and usually won’t have an impact on your colour, so there’s no need to freak out.

Good luck!

You’ll soon come to realise that there’s little to worry about when it comes to showering as long as you follow these rules. In the meantime, you can browse a wide range of paraben-free spray tanning products at My Tan London.