Here are some shaving suggestions for following a spray tan: Use a new razor since it will cut into your skin less and remove less of the tanning solution. Shave for the first time at least 8 hours following your spray tan. You may also get a lotion designed specifically for use after a spray tan. This will help moisturize your skin and protect it while reducing flaking and chapping.
If you don't want to shave, that's okay too. The hair on your legs will not grow for several days after you spray tan so you won't look very well-shaved either way. However, if you do decide to go for a better looking result by shaving, then you'll need to be careful not to cut yourself.
The best time to shave is immediately following your spray tan. The closer you can keep it to within 24 hours the better because any excess spray on your skin will dry out and cause irritation.
You should avoid wearing shorts or skirts for your first few days after your spray tan. If you have an open wound on your leg, then you shouldn't spray tan there either. We recommend waiting at least two weeks after your procedure before you shave or wax your legs.
Shaving won't affect your spray tan at all. It's safe to shave anywhere on your body including your face. However, if you do choose to shave, then try to do it as soon as possible following your spray tan.
When shaving, use an oil-free, hydrating body wash rather than shaving cream. The majority of shaving creams on the market include alcohol and harsh detergents that might remove your tan. Avoid products with ingredients such as lanolin, which can cause skin irritation and prevent moisture from reaching your skin's surface, thereby leaving you with less-than-perfect looking skin.
After you shower or bathe, apply a thin layer of moisturizer to all skin surfaces that will be exposed when you shave. This will help ensure that you don't cut off circulation to the skin, causing pain and redness. Use a product with little or no alcohol, because it will dry out your skin even more.
It is recommended to wait at least 48 hours before shaving again. Because sprays contain alcohol and other drying agents, they can make hair softer and easier to grow, but also harder to cut. This is why it is important not to shave too close to your spray tan!
If you have sensitive skin, it is recommended to stay away from sprays for several weeks after your tan has settled in to allow your skin time to recover. However, most people are able to shave within 24 hours of their spray tan without any problems whatsoever.
We recommend waiting at least 4-8 hours following your spray tan before taking your first shower, but no more than 24 hours. When we suggest wait at least four hours after your spray tan to shower, we also mean avoid any moisture. So if you plan to swim or go for a run then it's best to wait until later in the day.
Using a dry shampoo is one way to keep your hair looking fresh even after a spray tan. Your hair will still get wet when you take showers, just not as wet as if you had dyed it red! There are lots of brands out there that sell dry shampoos and some people say they work better for blondes than brunettes. The only thing to watch out for is if the product contains alcohol, because this will dissolve your spray tan.
People sometimes ask us if they can use their spray tan on their face. The truth is that products designed for skin actually work better for hair since hairs grow on the skin's surface. However, if you do want to use a facial spray tan then be sure to ask first if it contains any alcohol or other ingredients that could strip your skin of its natural glow.
Waxing after your spray tan is not an option since it removes the top layer of skin, causing your tan to fade. In fact, whichever type of hair removal you use after tanning, some of the tan will be eliminated. The more often you remove the hair, the faster the skin will rebound from its golden glow.
Hair removal methods after spraying include shaving, waxing, and plucking. Unless you plan to grow out your hair, then you should probably just go with one of these removal methods instead of trying to do both. Shaving will also cause you to bleed, so make sure to use a razor that has been approved for use with human skin. Waxing is similar to shaving in that it will cause bleeding, but the pain from waxing makes it not recommended for first-time users.
Plucking involves removing individual hairs using special tools. This is the most effective way to get rid of a spray tan, but it's also the most time-consuming method. You'll need a tool for each part of your body, including your face, arms, legs, back, and stomach. Be careful not to pull too hard when removing hairs; you don't want to break them!
After you remove all the dead skin and hair, your body will rebound from the tanner.
Scrubbing facials, pedicures, and the like will rub your tan out almost completely if done immediately after your spray tan, and significantly if done a day or two later (therefore don't use a loofah in the shower either). However, all these procedures are beneficial even without scrubbing, as they help remove dry skin and debris that can accumulate on your feet while you sleep.
Shaving exfoliates the skin, making it supple and ready for bronzing, thus it should be done before applying self-tanner, but not just before, because shaving can open pores and cause cuts. Shaving after applying self-tanner will not remove the product, but it will soften the hair so that it can be washed away.
The best way to avoid razor burn while shaving is to use a quality razor with good blades. You should also shave with the grain, not against it. The skin will feel better and you won't get cut. Don't forget to clean your razor regularly, too; all those products are good for your skin!
If you aren't comfortable with shaving, consider using a beard balm instead. These products coat the hair to protect it from the razor and help create a smooth finish. Some contain ingredients such as coconut oil or shea butter which are great for skin too!
Hair grows in areas where it's protected by a beard or mustache. If you don't want to grow anything yet still want to enjoy the benefits of self-tanner, use a fake beard. There are products available that will make your face look like it has a beard even though it doesn't have any hairs on it.