Spray tan won’t stick to my legs!

misslynsxo

New Member
#1
Recently started getting sprayed by a mystic tan machine, but the last few times I have went it has turned out super patchy. But not in a way that the formula clinger to a few spots.... but it’s like it’s not absorbing on a few spots on my knees and legs?? I exfoliate and shave day before getting my tan. And moisturize really well days leading up to tanning... can someone please help? 3F268998-1A05-4291-A097-EE885F8D747F.jpeg
 

#2
I don't do tanning but I'd imagine if you moisturise too much before then the tan wouldn't stick to your legs? It's just a suggestion. I would normally exfoliate and shave before and then not moisturise until after the tan has been applied
 

misslynsxo

New Member
#3
I don’t moisturize. I’m doing all the before correctly it’s just not taking to my legs for some reason
 

#4
I don’t moisturize. I’m doing all the before correctly it’s just not taking to my legs for some reason
You said in your first post 'moisturise really well the days leading up to tanning' I wouldn't moisturise at all before but I'm not a tanning expert.
 

misslynsxo

New Member
#5
Oh yeah I have very dry skin though especially my legs. But I don’t the day of the spray.
 

ciderella71

Well-Known Member
#6
You do need to moisturise daily before and after a spray tan but not on the day you get sprayed.
Is this just on your legs?
 

#7
You do need to moisturise daily before and after a spray tan but not on the day you get sprayed.
Is this just on your legs?
Yes turns out wonderful everywhere else
 

House Beauty

Active Member
#8
Hi, just seen this. Hopefully you’ve figured it
out already but will give my advice anyway. Spray tanner of 7 years here. This is not exfoliated enough. Since your skin is this dry, that you are exfoliating and this is still happening, I would suggest using a tan eraser (google it), and exfoliating with that. Wash first and then exfoliate all over until you think you are done. Then do it just as thoroughly again. You should feel like your whole body has had a pedicure (you know that squeaky clean feeling after a callous has been scrubbed?). It is possible you may have eczema? Or another skin issue - as I have the old elephant skin on my upper arms and although the tan eraser (amazing thing!) got rid of it completely and I use it as soon as I get any new bumps, where it was I still get the odd few small white pinprick areas where it just doesn’t like to tan.

Never listen to anyone that says to moisturiser before a tan as it will never be true to colour. You may as well be bathing in oil for the good it will do haha. Never on the day or the day before and never after unless it’s oil free.

Another thing to consider is the shaving. You can actually do it super gently after tanning using some sbower gel but never the day before as the strips on the razor and shaving gel/foam all interfere with tans.

Hope this helps!
 
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