The importance of exfoliating prior to self-tanning

The importance of exfoliating prior to self-tanning

Why is Exfoliating So Important?

So what makes exfoliating so important for your self-tan? Just what does exfoliating do? You might know that exfoliating removes dead skin cells found on the uppermost layer of the body’s skin, but what you might not know is that it also unclogs the skin’s pores, cleans them and reduces breakouts from appearing! By exfoliating before starting your self-tan, you’re giving your tan lotion, spray or liquid fresh skin cells to be applied to. Think of it like preparing a beautiful canvas – in this case, your body.

When you exfoliate before self-tanning, you’re making it easier for your tan to appear even and flawless – as well as making it last longer. Without old, dead skin cells shedding off, your tan will stay applied evenly! Exfoliating is also important before shaving, because it can help expose your hair, making for a better shave. It can also remove ingrown hairs and other problems that might result in hurt skin. Taking care of your skin is important, and it keeps your tan looking healthy, even and clean!

What are the Best Ways to Exfoliate Before Self-Tanner?

Now that you know what makes exfoliation so important, how do you do it right? How often should you exfoliate? Can you exfoliate right before tanning? With so many questions, figuring out how to exfoliate the right way can be confusing. We’re here to answer your questions!

The best time to exfoliate your skin is 24 hours before applying any self-tan. This gives your skin time to recover, as exfoliating can leave it fresh and exposed. Exfoliating doesn’t have to be a painful process, though! With gentle products like our Coconut Exfoliating Wipes, you can make exfoliating a pleasant experience without even needing to shower.

How often should you exfoliate your skin? The best method for exfoliating is making sure to do the process each week before you apply your self-tan. Exfoliating once a week is a great way to clean your skin and prepare it for new self-tan! After self-tanning, exfoliating can remove your tan, so only make sure to do so when you’re ready to apply new tan lotion or spray. You can combine exfoliating with weekly shaving by using a product like our In The Buff Exfoliating Mitt for an eco-friendly option for exfoliating your skin prior to shaving!

What Comes Next?

Once you’ve got your exfoliation routine figured out, it’s important to plan for the rest of it! Combining shaving and exfoliating into one weekly self-care ritual is a great start but making sure to moisturize after exfoliating as well as every day following applying your self-tan is another important step. Moisturizing after exfoliating is the perfect way to help your skin rehydrate and keep it looking healthy and happy! With oil-free options like our Moisturizing Body Spray, you can moisturize your body without interfering with an even tan. 

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