How to Even Out a Spray Tan That Left White Spots
Spray tanning has become one of the most popular ways to get your skin to glow the way you want it. It is a great alternative to tanning that won’t put you at risk for UV rays. Most of the time, these tans provide an even tan. There are a few instances where users may have white spots where the tan did not color properly. If this happens to you, it is not a cause for panic. There are different steps that can be used to even out a spray tan that left white spots.
How to Prevent White Spots
White spots can be prevented from the very beginning by “prepping your skin.” There are a few steps that should be taken to get the best tan possible. Exfoliating your skin the day before is one step to an even tan. Exfoliations should be done with a special exfoliating scrub or washcloth. These will ensure that dead skin cells are off of the skin which can help the tan to lay evenly. On the day of the spray tan any makeup, lotion, or deodorant should be not used or used gently. Sometimes these materials can create a wall between the spray solution and your skin. If this wall is created then you may have an uneven tan. Once you have had your spray tan, try to keep your skin dry for eight to twelve hours. Liquids and too much pressure can take away some of the colors from your tan.
If your body has white spots, a bronzing cream (that is tinted) can be used to fill the spots in. This is really only a good option if the spots are not too large. It is important that you choose a bronzer that matches closest to your skin color (when tanned). Once you have purchased the appropriate bronzer, rub the bronzer into your skin until it is evenly blended. You may need to reapply bronzer as necessary, or until the spray tan starts to fade.
Using lemon juice and baking soda is a popular remedy for white spots. Both of these products are affordable, and easy, for fixing your spots. In order to do this, start by putting some lemon juice into a bowl. After there is lemon juice in the bowl put a few tablespoons of baking soda into the bowl. The amount of baking soda should be chosen based on the amount of lemon juice that was poured. Mix the juice and baking soda until they make a thick paste. After these are mixed take a shower and scrub the spots on your skin. Continue this until you notice they begin to blend.
If all else fails, you may want to fix your white spots by simply going back into the tanning booth. If your tan was messed up when you left, the salon may let you do this for free. Normally, the second coat of spray tan will even out any spots you may have. Even if the spots are lighter than your skin they will even out once filled with color. If there is a difference, those who are unaware will not notice.
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