Exfoliating Tips for the Perfect Tan

Tanning prep is the absolute most important part of getting a perfect spray tan! Here are some tips for preparing your skin!

Exfoliation Tips

The day before your spray tan:


Step 1. Soak in the bath

This will help your skin become soft and ready for exfoliation. Dry patches of skin can be difficult to remove, so this helps ease the process.


Step 2. Steamy atmosphere

Make sure the room is steamy. This helps open up your pores to create a deeper exfoliation.

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Step 3. Exfoliate!

Scrub your skin in a circular motion all over. Don’t forget areas like under your arms, and your neck and face!


Step 4. Rinse off

Rinse the scrub off in a hot shower. If you use body wash, make sure it is paraben and sulfate free!


Step 5. Moisturize!

Apply a lotion all over your body. This will help keep your skin moisturized and ready for a perfect, Soel Beauty, tan!

Spray Tan Prep

“What if the day of my spray tan arrives, and I haven’t exfoliated?!”

Don’t worry! Here is a quick version for the day of:


Step 1. Hop into the shower, repeat step 3 from above, and rinse off.


Step 2. DON’T moisturize and don’t apply deodorant!


Happy Tanning!

Happy Spray Tanning!

/Soel Beauty

Golden Rules of Spray Tanning

To get that perfect golden glow… you first need to know the golden rules of spray tanning!


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Choose your company carefully

Although there are thousands of self-tanning companies in the world, many turn your skin orange, cause other skin irritations or problems, or become stinky after a few hours. As a member of the Soel Beauty team, we pride ourselves in the color of our solution and the perfect application!


Prep your skin

We can’t stress this enough!! It is SO IMPORTANT to have clean skin when applying tanning solution. Make sure to shave areas that need to be shaved, exfoliate your entire body- face included, AND put lotion in the areas that have thinner skin. Tops of feet, ankles, knees, elbows, hands, fingers, etc.


Dress accordingly

Make sure to wear clothing that is loose and won’t ruin the beautiful spray tan that you just applied. Also, the tan will come out of your clothing better if you wash it sooner, same with your bedding if you end up sleeping overnight with your tan.

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Stand still

During your tan, don’t move around. Even moving your head around can mess up the tan on your neck. The littlest movements can make the biggest difference.


Shower properly

Wait the desired amount of time to let your tan develop. We suggest waiting about 8 hours for it to develop into the perfect bronze that you want. When you shower, don’t scrub harshly, just rinse. Your tan may look a lot lighter when you get out of the shower, but don’t worry! It will keep deepening hours after.


Skip your workout

To avoid streaking and an uneven tan, skip your workout for the day, and relax while your tan does all the work!

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Benefits of a Spray Tan

Let’s face it, everyone feels prettier with a tan! But spending days in the sun isn’t the safest, best, or smartest way to accomplish this task! Spray tanning is the best way to achieve that flawless bronze color that you want to have all year long!

Spray Tanning Benefits

Here are 6 benefits of a spray tan!


First and foremost, It is important to be safe, not sorry.

Harmful UV rays from tanning beds and sun exposure can cause premature aging and possible skin cancer. According to skincancer.org, “One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.” I don’t know about you… but I don’t want skin cancer!


Year round tan

If sun is your thing, I don’t blame you. I am obsessed with sun, and beaches, and summer, and all things warm and happy. But unless you live in a warm place, this is almost impossible to achieve year round. That’s why a spray tan is your go-to!

Why Spray Tanning Is Best

Easy preparation

Exfoliating is the #1 thing that needs to happen before being spray tanned. Getting rid of dead skin cells, and any dirt on the body will help your tan last longer. Exfoliating also helps the skin look brighter. This is the perfect canvas to apply your tanning solution.


Quick tan

Instead of laying in the sun for days on end, or in a tanning bed for 15 minutes every day… the perfect spray tan can be achieved in about 10 minutes! (In the comforts of your own home, might I add)


Evens out your skin tone

If you’re anything like me, some areas of your body get more tan than others. For example, my legs get super dark, really quick… but my neck and chest area take a lot longer to get any color. A spray tan is the perfect way to even out all skin tones, and disguise blemishes, scars and stretch marks. Nothing is better than that, am I right?!

Benefits of a Spray Tan

Last but not least, CONFIDENCE!

Having a gorgeous, bronze, spray tan is such a confidence boost. Soel Beauty has the perfect color combination for that stunning tan that you’re waiting to apply!