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  • Writer's picturePaty Cholewczynski

Spray Tan Safety Tips for Rainy Days

Nobody wants to ruin a perfectly applied Shoreline Glow Spray Tan, especially on a rainy day! Whether you're a seasoned spray tan enthusiast or new to the world of sunless tanning, we've got you covered with essential tips to keep your glow intact, even when the weather isn’t on your side.

1. Prepare an Emergency Spray Tan Safety Kit

Having a few essentials on hand can save your tan from unexpected showers. Here’s what to include in your kit:

  • Loose, Dark Clothing: Bring a dark, loose-fitting dress or tracksuit to change into after your appointment. Tight clothes can cause streaks, and darker colors prevent noticeable staining.

  • Umbrella: A must-have to shield yourself from rain as you leave the studio.

  • Poncho or Raincoat: Opt for a poncho to cover more of your body without the risk of rubbing your skin. Ensure it’s made of a lightweight material.

  • Flip-Flops or Sandals: Keep your feet dry and avoid closed shoes that might rub against your fresh tan.

  • Large Towel: In case you get caught in the rain, a towel can help you dry off without rubbing your skin too much. The towels is also essential on super humid days.

2. Timing is Everything

Plan your spray tan appointment around the weather forecast. If rain is predicted, try to book your session for a day or time when you can avoid being outside immediately after. The first 4-8 hours post-tan are crucial as this is when the solution is still developing.

3. Post-Tan Protection

If you find yourself caught in the rain despite your best efforts, here’s how to minimize the impact:

  • Cover Up Quickly: Use your emergency kit items to cover as much skin as possible.

  • Pat, Don’t Rub: If you get wet, gently pat your skin dry with a towel. Rubbing can cause streaks and uneven patches.

  • Reapply Barrier Cream: If you have barrier cream available, a light reapplication can help protect your tan from water exposure.

4. Touch-Up Essentials

Sometimes, despite all precautions, you might notice minor streaks or spots. Having a self-tanning mousse or gradual tanner at home can help you touch up these areas. Apply sparingly and blend well to ensure an even finish.

5. Stay Dry Indoors

If the forecast is looking particularly gloomy, it might be best to schedule indoor activities post-tan. This reduces the risk of getting caught in the rain and helps your tan develop without interruption.

6. Communicate with Your Technician

Don’t hesitate to discuss the weather with your spray tan technician. They can offer additional advice and even apply a waterproof barrier product to help your tan withstand the elements better.

7. Protecting Your Glow at Home

Once you’re safely home, continue to take care of your tan by:

  • Avoiding Hot Showers: Stick to lukewarm water to prevent your tan from fading too quickly.

  • Using Gentle Products: Ensure your body wash and moisturizer are free of harsh chemicals like sulfates and alcohol that can strip your tan.

Happy Bronzing and Stay Dry!

Rainy days don’t have to mean the end of your beautiful Shoreline Glow Spray Tan. With a little preparation and these handy tips, you can keep your glow looking flawless no matter the weather. Stay prepared, stay dry, and most importantly, keep shining.

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