Lotions & Moisturizers
After Your Spray Tan
Why do you need to use lotion after your spray tan?
Moisturized and fresh skin will not only absorb the spray tan solution better, but "maintaining" your tan also requires moisturized skin. In order to do that, we need to make sure that we are using a lotion that will not “strip” off the spray tan. Certain ingredients can be harmful to your tan, which is why we talk about which lotions and soaps to use after your spray tan.
In particular, anything that will cause your skin to begin to exfoliate will make the spray tan come off because the tan is only absorbed into the first layer of your skin. Exfoliants remove the tan from that top layer of the skin. In addition, other ingredients, such as mineral oil, will strip the tan off your skin. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you use a good moisturizing lotion while you have your tan.
Immediately after your shower, you should apply lotion to your skin in order to help it absorb some of the water/moisture from the shower. This will promote a hydrated, longer-lasting tan.
Below, we listed our three favorite products that are easily accessible, and available for purchase on Amazon and Walmart. Whether you have a spray tan or not, your skin will love these products without breaking your budget.
1. Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion
2. SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Wash & Illuminating Body Lotion
3. Vaseline Intensive Care Body Lotion, Cocoa Radiant
4. South Seas Moorea Mosturizer