Spray Tan After a Facial – Should You Do it?

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When you want to take your beauty to the next level it’s likely having a spray and even a facial come to mind. But can you do them together or have a spray tan soon after a facial?

No, you should avoid having a spray tan after a facial. This is because a spray tan will block your pores and somewhat reverse the benefits of a deep cleansing facial. Ideally you should wait at least 24 hours before going for your spray tan.

Below we will get into this in more detail to give you the whole picture.

Spray Tan After a Facial

As we suggested above it’s not a good idea to go for a spray tan soon after a facial. This is because the spray tan will block the pores on the skin which negates the effects of a deep cleansing facial. Sometimes because of the cleansing nature of a facial for some people it can even bring out spots and then applying a spray tan over this will only make things worse

Therefore, we recommend avoiding any spray tanning or self-tanning for a least 24 hours but ideally 48 hours or more.

Facial After a Spray Tan

Having a facial soon after a spray tan is highly recommended against. This is because it will clear and strip any tan effect off the skin.

Therefore, we recommend waiting until about 1 week after your spray tan before going for a facial. This is the ideal time as the tan will have started to fade so when the tan comes off with the facial it will be much less noticeable.

Spray Tan After Dermaplaning and Chemical Peels

Some people want a spray tan after dermaplaning and chemical peels but is that a good idea?

For dermaplaning we recommend no spray tanning for at least 24 hours or ideally 48 hours. This is because the skin will be more sensitive soon after the procedure so avoiding spray tans, or any makeup is also suggested.

For chemical peels it will depend on the kind of peel you have had on how long you should wait. For example, a medium peel can take up to 6 weeks for the skin to return to normal for certain people. Therefore, it’s on a case-by-case basis.

What we suggest is no spray tanning for the immediate 2 weeks after any chemical peel, then if you feel your skin has returned to normal you can try a patch test first followed by a complete spray tan if there are no adverse effects.

If you are not sure it’s a good idea to ask your practitioner for more details on the waiting period.

Related Questions

How Long Before a Spray Tan Should You Get a Facial?

We recommend at waiting least 2 days before any spray tan to get a facial. This way your skin has the time to get the benefit of the facial without being interfered with the spray tan.

Can You Use Self Tanner After a Facial?

The same applies to self-tanner as a spray tan. That you shouldn’t use it soon after a facial because it or any lotion will block the pores which greatly reduces its benefit.

Do Facials Ruin Your Tan?

Facials are not certain to ruin your tan though it’s possible and even likely they will cause it to fade or appear lighter.

One thing that matters here is if your tan is natural from sun tanning or tanning beds or instead is from a spray tan or self-tanners.  

It’s more likely a facial will cause problems for people with a spray tan or self-tanner and less likely to have any major impact for people with a natural tan. If you have a tan from spray tan or self-tanners you should wait at least 1 week before going for a facial.

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