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Are you going swimming with a spray tan?

Some of your clients may have winter travel plans that include visits to pools or beaches. And despite any warnings you may give them to avoid water, a few among them may find the lure of swimming too strong to resist.

Airbrush tans are cosmetic enhancements. And like other skin-deep treatments, they are not meant to last beyond a set amount of time, usually between 10 to 14 days. Improper care can cause them to fade more quickly than necessary.

Spray tan solutions contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a substance that’s especially vulnerable to the stripping action of chlorine. Seawater is less of a threat because it contains nothing in it that can cause fading. But it, too, can cause damage if a client stays in it for more than a short time because skin softens and can come away if rubbed off.

If your clients can’t hold back from taking part in water-based activities, here are some tips you can offer them:

  • use high-quality sunblock to create a barrier between the spray tan and the water: reapply frequently

  • limit swims to just a few minutes at a time

  • pat or air dry: rubbing may take off skin

  • to bring back color after a day at the beach or pool, clients can use a color-boosting product like NG’s Brazilian Mist

At New Gorgeous, we pride ourselves on making spray tan solutions that are as long lasting as they are good for all skin types. We formulate our 100% vegan/cruelty-free skin products from the finest pharmaceutical-grade all-natural ingredients. For swimsuit-beautiful results you can count on, contact us!

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