If you've lost some color this winter, you might think you need to wait until summer for a fresh tan. Luckily, that's not the case. You have a couple of options for adding color to your skin. You can choose between tanning beds and spray tanning. If you want to avoid artificial sunlight, a spray tan is your best option. One of the great things about spray tan is that you don't need to spend hours in a tanning bed. Instead, you can spend a few minutes getting a spray tan applied to your skin. Best of all, spray tans don't have the health risks that natural tanning or tanning beds have. If you've never gotten a spray tan before, read the list provided below. Here are three tips to help you get the best results from your spray tan. 

Start With Fresh Skin 

If you're going to get a spray tan, the first thing you need to do is remove dead skin. Dead skin cells can give you uneven results from your spray tan. Unfortunately, that means you could end up with streaks and splotches. To avoid that, you need to exfoliate before your spray tan appointment. You can use an exfoliation kit to remove dead skin cells. Focus on your knees and elbows. Exfoliation leaves you with smooth skin for even spray tan results. 

Use Extra Moisturizer

Now that you're scheduled for a spray tan, you want to lather on the extra moisturizer. Dry skin can also affect the results of your spray tan. That's why moisturizing is so important. The day before you go in for your spray tan, apply a generous layer of moisturizer to your skin. For best results, apply moisturizer after a shower. That way, the moisturizer can soak into your skin. 

Give Tan Time to Set

When you get home from your spray tan appointment, you might be tempted to take a shower. For best results, you want to wait at least one full day before taking a shower. Your spray tan will need some time to set. If your skin gets wet too soon, your spray tan could wash away. Avoid that risk. Give your tan time to set before you shower. You also want to avoid sweating until your tan sets. To do that, hold off on exercising until your tan sets. 

Give your skin a healthy glow this winter. Use the tips offered here to get the best results from your winter spray tan.

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