The art of airbrush tanning is a delicate process, but it is not exactly rocket science. The whole procedure is quick, rather simple and there are not that many things that can go wrong.
But, can you shave after an airbrush tan?
Of course, this is a quite frequent and very common question in the world of airbrush tanning, and the answer is YES – you can shave both before and after your session, but there are certain rules for you to follow.
Since shaving does more than just cut your hair – it also exfoliates the skin quite a bit – you should wait at least 8 hours after your airbrush tanning session is over as the tanner needs this time to set.
There are also several tricks on how to do this correctly:
Use a New Razor
Chances are your old and who-knows-how-many-times used razor is pretty dull and dirty. What this means is that when you use this old razor it will probably drag heavily on your skin and thus remove the tan from your skin. Make sure you get a new one that will be able to smoothly glide over your skin without taking the spray tan with it.
Don’t Use Shaving Cream
Shaving cream and other similar shaving products are usually packed with ingredients (like alcohol and heavy detergents) that can potentially damage your tan.
If you must use something that will act as shaving foam, try using hair conditioner, but make sure they don’t contain sulfates. There are also shaving lotions you can use that are made especially for sunless tanning.
While shaving, avoid pressing too hard. Otherwise, your razor will scrape off the tanning solution.
Don’t Shave Too Often
Try not to shave daily. Because the more you shave, the faster your new spray-on tan will fade.
So, there you go folks. To answer the titular question Can you shave after an airbrush spray tan? once again – yes, you can, but as long as you follow the rules we mentioned above.