If you have just had Botox and are wanting to tan you might be wondering if you can tan after Botox?
No, you should not tan immediately after having Botox, this is because the skin will be more sensitive and irritable soon after the procedure, so it’s recommended to do no forms of tanning for at least 2 days after the procedure.
Below we will get into this in more detail to explain all the important information.
Before we get into the details of tanning after Botox it’s first important we cover what Botox is and how it can affect your skin.
Botox is most commonly injected into the facial muscles. It is designed to reduce wrinkles and give the skin a smoother appearance.
Botox is a good way to reduce wrinkles and improve the skins appearance with a quick and simple procedure.
The important thing to note here is that soon after the procedure your skin might become irritated or more sensitive in general.
Some peoples skin can also bruise or become slightly swollen after the procedure. Therefore, it’s recommended to avoid any form of tanning for at least 2 days after the procedure. This allows the skin time to calm and heal before any tanning.
Tanning After Botox – What to Do
Generally speaking, as the skin will be more sensitive and irritable it’s a good idea to not go for any form of tanning soon after having the procedure. This includes sun tanning, tanning beds and spray tanning.
Even if you don’t notice any problems with your skin it’s still recommended to not do any form of tanning for at least 2 days.
If you notice any form of irritation or bruising then it’s best to allow even longer for the skin to heal and return to normal. If you want to be on the safe side we suggest giving 1 week before any tanning especially sun tanning and tanning beds.
Of course, if you have any noticeable issues it’s best to hold off on tanning until you feel things are back to normal before.
Suntanning and tanning beds UV exposure can cause burning or irritation to the skin if overexposed for too long, this effect would only be amplified soon after Botox injections.
If you absolutely want a tan soon after a Botox session then spray tanning would be your best option. This is because there will be no UV exposure. Though it’s still recommended to wait at least that 2 days’ time before even applying any spray tan or self-tanners.
If it’s essential you want a tan soon after Botox, opt for a spray tan because this is the option least likely to cause any extra irritation to the skin.
Can You Be in the Sun After Botox?
If you have just had your Botox procedure it’s best to limit time in the sun. If you must spend time in the sun for one reason or another we recommend applying sunblock to help protect the skin around this area in particular.
Try to keep time in the sun limited to a maximum of 30 minutes for the first 2-3 days after the Botox injection.
Does Tanning Break Down Botox?
Tanning in the sun or tanning beds will not break down Botox or have any effect on how the Botox works.
Can You Go Tanning the Day After Botox?
While you technically can go tanning after Botox we recommend against it. This is because your skin will be more likely to be sensitive or have some mild irritation. Therefore, we suggest waiting at least 2 days before tanning after Botox. This allows your skin some time to settle and return to normal before exposing yourself to UV rays.
Does Heat Make Botox Wear Off Faster?
Heat does not make Botox wear off any faster. So, there shouldn’t be any concern if you want to go tanning after the initial healing time is over.
How Long After Botox Can I Use a Sunbed?
Just like tanning in the sun we recommend not tanning in a sun bed for at least 2 days after your procedure to allow your skin time to settle and heal properly.
If you notice any issues after 2 days then it’s best to wait longer and allow your skin more time to heal. If you want to be more cautious then allowing 1 week after the procedure would be better.