How to Sleep Comfortably with a Tan

If you’ve ever had a spray tan or spent some time in the sun to achieve that perfect summer glow, you know how tricky it can be to maintain your tan while trying to get a good night’s sleep. It’s challenging because sleeping with self-tanner on can result in uneven skin tone and patchy results. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to sleep with tan on without ruining your hard-earned golden hue.

Pre-Tan Prep

Before applying any self-tanning products, there are several pre-tan prep steps that you should follow. First and foremost, exfoliation is crucial as it removes dead skin cells and creates an even surface for the tanning product application. Use a gentle scrub or exfoliating mitts when showering before tanning.

Additionally, hydration is vital since dehydrated skin absorbs more pigment than hydrated skin does. Drink plenty of water for at least 24 hours before applying any self-tanner so that your skin stays well-hydrated throughout the process.

The Right Product

Choosing the right self-tanning product is also essential if you want your tan to last long enough for you to hit snooze comfortably during the night. Gradual tanners work best because they take longer to develop but create more natural-looking results than instant formulas.

Another option would be using clear instead of tinted formulas as these won’t transfer onto sheets overnight, minimizing any potential staining issues.

Apply Strategically

Once you’ve done all necessary prepping and have found an appropriate product; next comes knowing where and how much formula should be applied – pay attention areas like dry patches (elbows & knees), hands/feet which may need less color compared to other parts – so just lightly brush over these instead of giving them full coverage!

Remember not apply too thick layers as more isn’t always better- it will just increase the risk of smudging, streaking or color transfer onto sheets.

To Sleep Or Not To Sleep

Ideally, one should wait for at least 8 hours before showering once you have applied self-tanner to let the tan develop fully. That said, sleeping with tan on is still an option as long as you’re careful and prepared.

For example: wear loose clothing that won’t rub against your skin throughout sleep; avoid any moisturizers/oils on top of tanned area(s) to prevent disturbing development process, or cover yourself up with a towel if you feel insecure about stains.

Post-Tan Care

Once that night’s sleep has passed and its time to rinse off any excess formula from skin in the morning – use lukewarm water instead of hot shower/bath which can cause fade faster than normal (due to excessive exposure).

Pat dry your body with a clean towel gently without rubbing too harshly over any areas where there might be leftover pigment residue. Finally, remember to apply moisturizer liberally all over because hydrated skin helps maintain longer-lasting results!

In conclusion, getting a good night’s sleep while maintaining your fabulous summer glow is achievable by following these steps carefully. Prepping thoroughly beforehand such as exfoliating and hydrating well before using gradual formulas ensures even coverage; applying products strategically only where needed results in natural looking golden hue on desired parts without staining clothes/sheets; Be patient & cautious when sleeping not disturb developing stages- and finally end it off right with post-tan care routine!

With this knowledge under your belt now go ahead enjoy those sweet dreams while also keeping your gorgeous bronze complexion intact 😉