Spray tanning tips for a good looking tan

Spray tanning is a method of sunless tanning which has become increasingly trendy nowadays. Sunless tanning is a great alternative to indoor tanning. There are a lot of people who want to go out and get the perfect tan and still want to keep their skin healthy at the same time.

While indoor tanning is done with the use of tanning beds and booths to maintain a healthy looking tan, sunless tanning does the same thing without the need for exposure to ultraviolet light.

There are other techniques for sunless tanning, methods such as creams, gels, and lotions. Choosing a spray on tan can be a great preference since there are a number of things that you can do to improve the results of this sunless tan.

Spray tanning is a method of sunless tanning that allows an individual to achieve a great, genuine looking tan from a small bottle. This can be done either by self application or at a tanning salon.

Spray tanning products are available from many manufacturers. The main advantage of this method of tanning is that it is very easy to apply and comes out usually very even. These products also tend to show fewer tan lines or streaks because of the method of application. This method of sunless tanning also requires a lesser amount of “hands on” application.

Spray tanning tips

To ensure a smooth application, here are some tips to keep in mind when spraying on your tan:


Exfoliate before applying a spray on tanner. Use a loofah when you shower the night before you plan to apply the tanner. Your self tanner application will be of no use if it comes together with the dead skin on your body.


Apply a good moisturizer just a few hours before you have the spray on tanner applied. This will ensure a smoother finish and it is a great way to prepare your skin for the self tanner.

Use the right clothes

Wear clothes that will cover all the parts of your body that you do not want to tan. Spray tanning while in the nude is not recommended for someone who is new to spray tanning since the tanning results are quite unpredictable.

Choose clothes that fit tightly to ensure that no tanner goes under your sleeves. Also, spray tanners stain light colored clothes so choose clothes that come in a dark colors.

Use gloves

Put on a pair of latex gloves when you spray some tanner on your hands to use for tanning your face. Remember, no one can get away with orange palms.

Follow the Instructions

Follow the instructions when at a tanning salon. Salons typically provide its customers with hands out containing the instructions for their spray tanners, so read and make sure you know what you’re doing.


Blot your skin after applying a spray-on tanner. Make sure to catch any drips!

Stand Still

Stand still for thirty seconds or so after an application at a self-tanning booth. This will ensure that your tan dries out evenly. It might take a rather long time to dry completely, but remember, the first minute after the application is the time at which you run the highest risk of rubbing off the tanner before it starts to work.

Protect your feet

Spray lightly on your feet. The foot area normally gets less sun than the rest of your body and is generally fairer. Because of this, your feet might get darker faster than the rest of your body, so be careful.

If you are using a tanning booth, use paper booties that are usually offered and apply the self tanner yourself to get the right shade.