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You scheduled your sunless tanning appointment (high five on planning ahead) and today is your day to get all bronzed up. As you hop into the shower before your spray tan appointment you think “does it matter what I wash with?”
Answer is YES!!!!!
It absolutely matters what products you wash with BEFORE and AFTER your spray tan.
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Many shower products contain oil, wax, and moisturizers that will coat your skin not allowing your tan to soak in evenly.
This can result in a blotchy, streaky, uneven color. YUCK, no one wants that.
Other bath products contain harsh detergents, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy, exfoliating beads, fragrances and dyes.
This can result in stripping your color off after your spray tan in an unattractive way
SUNLESS TANNING GOAL: a smooth even tan that lasts for as long as possible.
So what DO I wash with?
Think gentle. Think mild. Think natural. Think simple.
Here is a list of my favorite shower gels to wash with before and after you get your spray tan. They contain none of the harsh ingredients that can break down a tan, stripping the color prematurely. Check them out and see if you can find a new favorite shower wash!
Kathryn’s Top 5 Body Washes To Cleanse With BEFORE and AFTER Your Spray Tan:
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This is always a go-to option for gentle cleansing and moisturizing. Often recommended by dermatologists for sensitive skin it’s a great choice for your sunless tan. Gentle and non stripping to help keep your bronzy color on your skin.
2. Shea Moisture
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Right now I’m obsessed with the Shea Moisture line. Lots of yummy natural scents that don’t hurt my spray tan and bonus since I have super dry skin they don’t make me itchy and uncomfortable. Just smooth soft skins and a beautiful tan! Lavender is my favorite before bed and the Super Fruit is my AM go-to.
3. Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash
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Dove Sensitive is a great choice for using before and after your spray tan, hypoallergenic and soap-free for sensitive skin also means that it won’t strip your color.
4. Puracy Natural Body Wash
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Sulfate Free, cocoanut based cleanser with NO harsh chemicals is perfect for use before and after your airbrush tan. I love the citrus and sea salt scent of this body wash!
5. Majestic Pure Herbal Shampoo & Body Wash
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Who doesn’t LOVE an all-in-one product? I know I do! Wash my hair and my body with the same bottle. That means one less bottle to deal with in my shower. Safe for your hair color and your spray tan.
There you have my top 5 body washes that are safe for your spray tan. Hope you find a new favorite to live in your shower. My shopping guide is also available for you to check out other products that I have tried that are spray tan safe!
As a small business owner I can’t stock all the amazing products that are available in the world of sunless tanning but I can give you my professional opinion.