Can you shave with self-tanner on?

You can shave while having a fake tan on, just wait 24 hours after your self tan or spray tan application. The same goes for waxing, you must wax 24 hours before a sunless tan. If you don't the wax residue can pick up the fake tan solution and leave you with a dark brown spot exactly where the wax was.
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Can you shave with fake tan on?

Wait at least 8 hours after your spray tan to shave for the first time. Use an oil-free moisturizing body wash when shaving, not traditional shaving cream. Most shaving creams on the market contain alcohol and heavy detergents that can strip your tan.
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Can I put self-tanner on before I shave?

Shaving exfoliates the skin, leaving it supple and ready for bronzing, so it should be done before self-tanner is applied, just not right before since shaving can open pores and create cuts. Prevent irritation and schedule shaving or waxing at least a few hours before you plan to apply tanner.
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How soon after shaving can you fake tan?

Whatever your hair removal method is, it's always best to be silky smooth and hair-free right before you tan. Make sure you shave at least 24 hours prior to applying false tan to ensure the hair follicles have closed back up, therefore avoiding the speckled look.
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Can I fake tan with hairy legs?

This is such a good question, and it makes sense as to why it is one of the most popular questions women have when it comes to self tanning or even spray tanning. Can you self tan or spray tan with hairy legs? The answer is yes!
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How do you keep Strawberry legs from self tanning?

Keeping the skin cool prior to tanning can help reduce strawberry legs as warmth can open the pores. Cold water or applying ice cubes can help prior. If shaving, change your razor regularly, make sure it's clean and not congested, use in conjunction with a smooth mousse/gel/cream in abundance.
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What happens if you don't rinse off self-tanner?

Even a splash of H2O can make your tan streaky or splotchy, since water will wash away the dihydroxyacetone (aka DHA, which is what reacts with the amino acids on your top layer of skin to give you a golden glow) that needs to stay on your skin to create your glow.
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Do you put self-tanner on your armpits?

By applying the powder directly to the armpit area you ensure that you get your tan off to a good start. If you're a night tanner you can use this tip too, but we recommend using it in conjunction with the After Tan Co Bamboo Pillow and Sheet Protector to stop your tan from transferring onto your precious bedding.
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When can I shower after using self-tanner?

When can I shower? You should only shower once your self-tanner has fully developed—after 6 to 10 hours have passed. If you wash off your tan too soon, it may not be as dark or long-lasting as you'd hoped. If you want a deep tan that endures, leave your self-tan on for the full development time.
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How long does it take for pores to close after shaving?

Normally the pore will close back tight within 24-48 hours or so, depending on amount of trauma, and skin laxness. This occurs because the trauma of shaving, creates some hair pulling and friction. This causes temporary stretching at the hair attachment point, where hair was removed from the follicle pocket.
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What should you not do after self tanning?

Use plain water, don't use shower gels, scrubs, shampoos or loofah during the first 24 hours after your treatment. Pat your skin dry. Do not rub or scrub your skin. Moisturize everyday after applying your self tan.
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Can you leave self-tanner on too long?

' Yes warriors, we're talking about the number one source of stress when it comes to tanning: can you leave self tanner on too long? Short answer: yes you can.
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Can I apply self-tanner two days in a row?

When you're just starting out with self-tanner and want to build up a deeply rich color, you can apply self-tanner more frequently than once a week. Depending on the specific product and the look you're hoping to achieve, you can apply certain products every day as needed.
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Does sweating ruin self tan?

Sweat itself won't fade your fake tan – this is more to do with friction, which we'll discuss in a sec. Perspiration can, however, wreak some serious havoc if you don't give your self-tan time to develop. If you head to gym or get extra sticky before you've had your first post-tanning shower?
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Why does fake tan Give me Bo?

Why do sunless tanners make me smell so gross? A. That funky sunless-tanner smell (which has been described as somewhere between the odor of burning flesh and cat pee) is due to the chemical reaction taking place between your skin and the key ingredient in sunless tanners — dihydroxyacetone (DHA).
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Does layering fake tan make it darker?

In fact, it can make them look worse. "If you apply a layer of self-tanner all over, it will simply darken age spots as it darkens the rest of your skin," Evans explains.
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How often should I apply fake tan?

Luckily for self tanning, applying a daily sunless tanner (recommended every 3-5 days for maintenance or once a week if you adore your color) can help you maintain an even tan.
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How many layers of fake tan should I put on?

"With all tans, apply two coats to the body and one to the face. Starting at the ankles and working your way up means that tan will be dry enough to apply a second coat after a couple of minutes; just start again at the ankles for the second layer," Jules told us.
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Does self-tanner clog your pores?

Doris J. Day, “Self tanners themselves do not clog pore however they can be put into formulations that can clog pores. You should exfoliate before applying to make sure the skin is smooth and the product penetrates evenly, and look for products that say non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic on the label.”
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How do you get rid of shaving spots after tanning?

Because this hack involves... frozen peas. Tanning expert James Read has revealed that before tanning, you should rub a packet of peas over your legs. He tells "This will seal the pores in your legs, so you don't end up with those annoying dots after self-tanning."
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How do you sleep with self-tanner on?

Tips for overnight self tanning
  1. Use an Invisible Tan. ...
  2. Use baby powder to prevent sweat. ...
  3. Wear gloves on your hands. ...
  4. Ensure your tan is dry. ...
  5. Use a tanning mousse or foam. ...
  6. Use a gradual tan. ...
  7. Read more about preventing self tan transfer here!
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Can fake tan permanently stain your skin?

These days we're all aware that suntans give you both cancer and wrinkles, so fake tan is the colour du jour. This miracle-in-a-can stains the skin brown through an interesting chemical reaction. The outer layer of your skin, made up of dead skin cells, is permanently coloured.
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Is it better to fake tan at night or morning?

I recommend doing this morning and night. If your skin gets really dry you'll notice that your tan starts to look patchy very quickly. 12. Repeat.
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