While there are many spray tan purist rules, a thorough exfoliation of the skin is the Holy Grail. You simply can't get the best looking, longest lasting, and most even application if the skin is left rough and at various stages of skin renewal. Spray solutions only tan the top layer of skin so starting with the freshest layer is going to yield the best results.
There are lots of ways to exfoliate but with 100% confidence a simple exfoliating mitt is the best way to get the job done. The best way to do this is at the end of a long hot shower or even better yet, the end of a long soak in the tub with epsom salts. You can also use the exfoliating mitt dry, on dry skin when you're in a pinch, though it can leave you with visible dry skin flakes so it is best used wet.
When using a dark mitt you will visibly be able to see the dead skin scrubbing off onto the mitt. It's quite gross and equally satisfying! Some areas to pay special attention to are the shins, the top and sides of the feet, the ankle and up the achilles and heels, knees, elbows, around the armpit, and neck. The armpit can be an especially dry area since deodorant has a drying effect on the surrounding skin.
The last tip we will leave you with is while it's important, don't overdo it. Your skin is typically ready for a thorough exfoliation like this every 7-10 days. Doing this too often can lead to more flakes!
So, if you are prepping for you next spray appoint or if you are trying to "shed" that winter skin for a more hydrated and youthful skin appearance grab yourself one
of these babies and we promise you will thank us!
xoxo, Rachael & Beth