Keep Your Spray Tan Longer
1. Before you spray tan, prep your skin. Your skin should be clean and not too dry, that way, the spray tan will stick correctly. Patches of dry skin absorb the tanning solution too well, and the result is an uneven tan with dark patches. Avoid this by exfoliating all over.
2. Change your bathing routine. If you normally take hot showers and exfoliate all over, you will have to stop, or else your spray tan won't last more than two or three days! Take cold or lukewarm showers, and don't loofah or exfoliate.
3. Use very mild soap. If you use special cleansers for acne treatment the excess drying can cause your spray tan to fade and flake off.
4. Moisturize every night to keep the skin moist to cause less cell turn over.
5. Don't use harsh chemicals on your skin, such as toner or hair removal products. These can cause discolorations of your tan, or make it fade. Limit pool time. The chlorine and disinfectant chemicals can make a spray tan discolor as well.
6. Since moisturized skin is one of the keys to keeping a spray-on tan longer, you should also drink plenty of water. Avoid getting thirsty; when your body needs water, the first place it takes it is from the skin cells.