Spray Tan for Black or Brown Skin – Why You Should Try It

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The results of a spray tan are not as noticeable on black and brown skin as they are on lighter skin tones, but this does not render the application useless.

As it turns out, a lot of people with darker complexions have never considered spray tanning simply because they are already considered tanned – this is the wrong way of looking at it.

The idea isn’t to darken your skin tone but rather to enhance your natural one.

What You Need to Know

The only difficulty comes with finding the right shade to match. Once you’ve identified your skin tone, undertone, and experimented a little bit it all becomes very worth it.

Spray tans come in many different shades so that anybody and everybody is able to choose the right one that matches their skin tone.

Your beautician can help you with this choice. Knowing your skin type and especially what undertone you have is very useful information at this stage.   

Determine Your Undertone

There is a very easy and simple method that can be used to determine what undertone your skin has. All you need to do is look at your veins.

Warm undertones are determined by greenish veins, whereas purple or blue veins are an indication of a cool undertone.

A neutral undertone means that you cannot see the color of your veins and/or they look similar to your skin.

Black and brown skin are more likely to have warm undertones, and so medium to dark spray tan is usually the best option. For cool and neutral undertones, you need to go slightly darker in order to balance that out.

The Benefits

Spray tan for darker skin makes you appear more radiant and gives your skin a glow that is even throughout. It’s like an Instagram filter but in real life.

This is especially good in winter when darker skin tends to look dull and ashy; it’s the perfect thing that can boost your confidence no matter the time of year it is.

It is the best way to minimize skin imperfections whilst avoiding any damage from harmful UVB and UVA rays.

Out of all the ways to tan, spray tanning is the healthiest one overall making it a good option for anyone no matter what skin type they have.

With the right methods, a spray tan can last up to 10 days. This may not seem like long at all but due to how our skin and spray tanning works, 10 days really is the absolute most any tan can last whether it’s fake or not.

If you’re a novice when it comes to spray tanning, then you need to know that what you do for the first 24-48 hours after the session can influence the final result.

It’s not only what you do before your appointment and during, but there are also a bunch of things you can do regarding after care to ensure the best outcome. 

The biggest advantage may be that the tan will never come out looking orange. This is due to a higher amount of melanin present in the skin. Despite this, choosing the right shade is still ever so important for a natural look that enhances your beauty.

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