Think about it, babe: Why would you ruin the flawless sun-kissed glow you get from your spray tan with unshaved hair or even stubble on your skin? Like, don't girl!
Before you spray tan, you need to get rid of any hair you don't want. If a Brazilian wax is your hair-removal method of choice, do it at the right time so that it doesn't hurt your skin or mess with your glow.
In this post, we will dish out all the info on why you should and when to do it. Let's get into it.
Brazilian Waxing and Spray Tanning
Getting rid of your hair is an essential part of the tanning process, but you shouldn't do it right before getting your spray tan. So, babe, get waxed before getting a spray tan.
This simply means that your skin will be smooth and hair-free before getting your tan. It also gives your skin time to heal from waxing, which is important. You can get your Brazilian wax 1-2 days prior. This also reduces the risk of skin irritation. Spraying DHA on freshly waxed skin may cause a reaction to the skin, so be careful.
If you are wondering, DHA is a colorless chemical derived from glycerine. When it comes into contact with the amino acids in dead skin cells, it makes them turn brown, making the skin look browner. Your skin will be better able to handle the effects of DHA if you wait for them to heal/close.
Self-Tanning After Brazilian Waxing: Dos and Don'ts
It can be quite the struggle to make sure you've removed all of your hair before your self-tan. You may be so busy that you barely have enough time to schedule a spray tan session.
Not to worry, babe; if you're having a spray tan or doing your own self-tan, we got you! Here are some pointers to ensure your tan is even and doesn't build up in your pores after a waxing session.
1. DO your Brazilian wax before tanning. This is because getting waxed is a great way to get rid of dead skin cells and exfoliate. Tanning solution sticks better to skin that has been exfoliated than to skin that hasn't. You will get a longer-lasting and more stunning tan if you start by exfoliating first.
2. DO NOT apply a tanning product on the same day you waxed. As mentioned earlier, you'll want to give your skin at least 24 hours to heal after getting waxed before getting a tan. This way, your tan will look even and you don’t end up with a tan that looks a little patchy and uneven.
3. DO NOT wax after tanning. Unfortunately, waxing after tanning will cause you to lose your tan faster, and this is why we suggest that you wax before tanning.
So How Long After My Spray Tan Do I Have To Wait To Wax?
It would be best if you waited the whole duration of the fake tan, which is approximately 5-10 days, depending on the quality of the tan and how well you take care of your spray tan aftercare (moisturize!).
If the tan is almost gone and you want to get another one soon, now would be a good time. It's essential to remember that if your fake tan hasn't faded completely before waxing, it may look streaky and blotchy afterward.
When Is The Best Time To Get Waxed When Using A Self-Tanner?
After getting waxed, you should wait 2-3 days before using a self-tanner. This waiting period will make sure that your pores have closed so that you can get an even application and avoid clogged pores that could cause irritation and breakouts!
If you are still not sure if you can get waxed, always call your local esthetician or dermatologist to get their advice. They will give you the information you need to make the best choice for your looks and skin.
So, babe, are you ready to book your Brazilian wax appointment? Call us today or book online! If you have any more questions, reach out to us.