With the travel season happening right now I get this question alot especially those who are going to a warm destination.
When it comes to products to care for and make your tan last longer its best to read ingredients first. When using a body wash make sure its SLS's free, most body washes that are highly commercialized will have SLS's in them. Its a cheap detergent and it can strip or make a sunless tan appear streaky NOT good. Use the best quality you can afford, I usually recommend either one that I carry or a more natural one from the health food section in your grocery store or drug store.
When it comes to lotions same thing applies...go for the best you can afford and stay away from Petrochemicals; mineral oil and petroleum which can break down a sunless tan faster. Also remember your skin absorbes at least 60% of what you put on it!! Take care of you skin and choose "Green" products you biggest organ will thank you! (smile!)
I always have specific lotions and body washes and tan extenders to care for your tan when I arrive for your appointment so feel free to ask. Remember to get best and longest lasting results...EXFOLIATE well before your apptointment and keep your skin well HYDRATED with lotion at least once a day.
Sorry seen to many episodes of Blue's clues BUT gave me an interesting thought today...Scrubbing, Exfoliating what ever you call it as Martha Stewart would say "its a good thing"!!!!
NOW why you may ask? Well its a must before your sunless tan but in general when you scrub at least 2x's a week you get all those dead skin cells off your body...the result?
~Smoother skin; Softer skin
~Eliminate dry patchy areas
~Your products penetrate and actually work better for you; lotions, creams, anti-aging stuff since your NOT putting them on top of skin that will most likely come that night or soon after!
~More radiant glowing skin, dead skin cells make the complexion look DULL
~ You will do less dusting in your home as well...I know kinda gross but I'm not a big fan of dusting so I scrub often.
~Finally when you do it regularly your sunless tan will take better and last much longer than if you just do it once before I see you.
So next time do a little scrub love in the shower, your skin will thank you by looking even more gorgeous!