To be honest, having a shower after tanning isn’t necessarily bad. Some individuals enjoy it; other, not so much. But just how long do you wait until you can shower after tanning using browsers? The answer to this question really depends upon the tanning session being undergone.
Some individuals tan very well, even without using bronzers. These people can usually get a week or two (maybe more) out of just applying some tanning lotion or shower gel. Other people are more sensitive to the chemicals in tanning lotions and creams. They might have to wait for more than a few days before they can safely shower after tan. And then there are people who have extremely sensitive skin and must wait for a couple of hours before they can use the cool shower after tanning lotion.
Everyone has a natural production of melanin. This is similar to the way your eyes have a natural color. However, we don’t always get exposure to the sun as often as we’re used to. When we do, it usually produces moderate levels of UVA. A person whose skin has a very high natural pigment level will typically require a very long shower after tan before it’s possible to safely wash away the excess pigment.
The reason is that the production of melanin increases with exposure to the UVB rays in the sun. So, one way to avoid a build up is to shower as soon as you’re done sunbathing. This will help to eliminate any leftover dirt and protect your skin from further damage. If your skin has already been damaged by UV exposure, using a soap that contains UVB protection will only exacerbate the problem. So, always check your skin color and the ingredients in your soap before you purchase any.
While all suntanning showers are basically the same, there are slight differences in the way each brand prepares your body for tanning. It all begins with a pre-treater application, whether you have your own tanning bed session or you’re using one of the available trays. Bronzers and tan accelerators are added to the mix in order to produce deeper, whiter shades. The bronzers can be applied in small, discrete sections, or you might want to cover your entire body with bronzer for a one-time application.
Any time you lay your head down in a tanning shower, there is also a chance that some of the spray ingredients could make their way into your pores, causing you to have an unpleasant tan. A good quality shower spray or cleanser will remove any traces of spray that might get onto your skin. However, it’s important to use a spray or cleanser designed for use in a tanning process, as spray cleaners aren’t suitable for use with tans and using one of these products to cleanse your skin prior to applying the bronzer could lead to complications.
When using showers, you are better off with the warm water/shower combination. Warm showers tend to exfoliate your skin, removing dead cells and moisturizers which then have the chance of rubbing off on your exposed nails. Hot water on your skin leads to contraction of blood vessels, raising the temperature within your body and causing your skin temperature to increase, sometimes causing your color to lighten. Hot showers also cause the skin to become redder as the warm temperature is absorbed through the blood stream, rather than evaporating from your skin as in the case of cold or hot showers.
If at all possible, it’s advisable to use a moisturizer or lotion that contains coconut oil. Coconut oil is highly effective at absorbing moisture. It works by penetrating deep into the skin, acting as a glue which retains the moisture within. By providing a barrier to retain the moisture, this helps to ensure that the spray doesn’t escape and therefore makes your body more prone to blemishes and irritation. This can be easily achieved by selecting a shower product that contains coconut oil as an ingredient.