​​Products to avoid and suggested products​
Taking care of your skin after your spray tan, and the aftercare products you use, will make all the difference. Therefore, to ensure your success in maintaining your tan, I’ve compiled a list of the best, and worst, aftercare products you can use, so study up and get prepared for the best tan of your life.

The Worst Products For Your Spray Tan
Dove: Dove is the absolute worst soap, and lotion, you can use for your spray tan! I consider dove the villain of the spray tan industry. Not only will it cause streaking and fading, but it’ll most likely turn you orange! Dove changes the pH level of your skin add throws off the whole spray tanning process! It’ll ruin your whole week
Irish Spring: Not only will this dry out your skin, but it’ll even cause or worsen acne, irritate sensitive skin and it contains mineral oils which will pull your spray tan right off
Oil of Olay: This soap can not only sensitize your skin to allergies, but it can cause serious skin irritation. Oil of Olay is a big no no for your spray tan
Aveeno: This product contains alcohol which will dry out your skin and fade your spray tan dramatically.
You must avoid any products that contains MINERAL OIL such as Aveeno, Lubriderm.
Mineral oil is a common ingredient in baby lotions, cold creams, ointments and cosmetics.
Paraffins, a derivable from petroleum (mineral oil), are obtained from residues of the mineral oil production. They are cheap to create and are a substance found in many body lotions and moisturizer creams. Paraffin can be easily identified on the list of ingredients as: Paraffinum Liquidum
Petrolatum
Ceresine
Paraffin Wax
Paraffin Oil or
Mineral Oil
Also avoid lotions with a high alcohol content such a CeraVe. NO BABY OIL EVER.
Do not use acne products, or acne spot treatments, as they will
cause unsightly white spots.
Scented Lotions - i.e Victoria Secret and Bath and Body Works are to be avoided.  ​

Choose only ph balanced soaps for your spray tan. Eucerin PH5 Cleaning Bar, Johnson & Johnson Baby Bar Soap, Cetaphil Cleaning Bar for dry, sensitive skin, and
Burt's Bees Buttermilk soap are great choices.
Sun-kissed💋 approved Mineral Oil FREE Body Lotions. In this list I also looked for products without PEGs, silicones, phthalates and parabens. These brands offer chemical 
free body and face lotions. They mainly use plant based substances, essentential oils and natural minerals
Acure Firming Body LotionMiner
Alba Botanica Very Emollient
Amara Organics Vitamin C Face & Body Lotion
Aubrey Organics Unscented Body Lotion
Avalon Organics Hand & Body Lotion
Barbary Natural Body Lotion for Men
Burt’s Bees Fragrance Free Shea Butter and Vitamin E Body Lotion
Desert Essence Organics Hand & Body Lotion
Dr. Bronner’s & All-One Organic Lotion for Hands & Body
Ecco Bella Original Organic Water-Free Herbal Body Lotion
Eminence Coconut Firming Body Lotion
EO Everyone Lotion, Coconut plus Lemon
Fundamental Skin Lotion – for Hand & Body – Unscented Natural Skin Lotion
Good For You Girls All Natural Body Lotion
JASON Cocoa Butter Hand & Body Lotion
Kiss My Face Sensitive Skin Natural Moisturizer
L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Lotion
Lavera Body Lotions
Logona Body Lotions
Nature’s Gate Moisturizing Body Lotion
Nourish Organic Body Lotion
Nubian Heritage Lotion
Organic Fiji Nourishing Face & Body Lotion
Puracy Organic Hand & Body Lotion
Real Purity Hand & Body Lotion
The Honest Company Face & Body Lotion
Tom’s of Maine Body Lotions
Weleda Body Lotions
Wellness Prioritized Vegan Hemp Seed Oil & Mango Seed Butter Face, Hand, & Body Lotion



    
 ~ Some of the best products to maintain your spray tan is Johnson & Johnson Original Baby bar soap 
Hempz Lotion and Coconut Oil are also great to maintain your tan
💋Pears soap is perfect for prepping only, and is not to be used after your got Sun-kissed 
Use Baby Powder under breast, armpits and cleavage to protect your tan from sweat

Sun-kissed💋 Approved ​​​​Face Wash


Spray Tans and Sunscreen
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A common question I get asked at the salon is, "Will sunscreen harm my spray tan?"  Well, the truth is that yes, depending on which sunscreen you are using you could end up shortening the life of your spray tan due to the ingredients drying out your skin and causing the tan to fade. 

The first thing to note about sunscreen is that it is different than sunblock.  The main difference is that sunscreen allows your skin to absorb the sun's rays, meaning you still will get tan (or sunburned if you do not apply enough).  Sunblock, on the other hand, blocks the sun's rays all together.  It is usually white in color, and does not absorb into your skin (an example is zinc oxide).  Sunscreen is more popular since it is clear once absorbed into skin, and also allows us to develop some color from the sun. Most sunscreens need to be applied every few hours, especially after exposure to water.  Note that the FDA recommends an SPF of 15 or higher!  You may need a higher SPF depending on how fair your skin is.  

When choosing a sunscreen that won't harm your spray tan, there are 2 ingredients you want to avoid: oil and alcohol.  Alcohol and the types of oils used in sunscreens are NOT moisturizing and will break down your tan! Unfortunately, most sunscreens contain at least one, if not both of these ingredients. I recommend that no matter which sunscreen you choose, you moisturize from head to toe with a good quality moisture cream,coconut oil, or lotion first.  Next apply one of these great sunscreens that have ditched the oil and alcohol, and therefore won't dry out your skin or fade your tan:

Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen
This sunscreen lotion is available in SPF 30 and SPF 55.  It contains NO oil or fragrance, so it is delicate on skin and spray tans.  It is water resistant and protects from UVA/UVB sun rays.  Although it is called "clear face," it is perfect for use on the face AND body.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Bodymist Sunscreen
If you are looking for quick and convenient application, this spray on sunscreen may be for you.  Also oil free, this sunscreen comes in SPF 30 and SPF 45 and is applied by way of a light mist.  This sunscreen is ideal for the body (not the face) as it is easy to apply to hard-to-reach areas.  This sunscreen contains a small amount of alcohol, so I recommend moisturizing skin with a thick, good quality moisturizer before application.

Coppertone Oil Free Faces and Oil Free Lotion
Coppertone has a line of oil-free sunscreens that are hypoallergenic and also contain no fragrance. Faces comes in SPF 30 and body comes in SPF 15.  This sunscreen is also water resistant for up to 80 minutes.  Keep in mind that long dips in the pool, ocean, or lake will dry out your skin and break down your spray tan faster, so keep swimming sessions short!

Murad Oil Free Sunscreen Broad Spectrum
This is a light weight formula that comes in SPF 30 for UVA/UVB protection.  It is recommended for full body use, but is NOT water proof.  You will need to reapply after swimming and toweling off.  This sunscreen contains a small amount of alcohol, so be sure to use in addition to a good quality, thick moisturizer. 

Loreal Advanced Suncare Quick Dry Sheer Finish Spray
An excellent option for easy application, this sunscreen is applied in a gentle mist and is alcohol and oil free.  Available in SPF 50 and SPF 30, it provides broad spectrum protection from UVA/UVB rays.  It is recommended for body and face, but is not water proof so will have to be applied after swimming. 

    

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From now on, you will single-mindedly devote your life to protecting your spray tan. Do not apply oils, fragrance, exfoliators, anti-aging lotions (AHAs, BHAs, salicylic acid, and retinoids are Kryptonite). If you must shave, don’t press hard on the skin. Keep the showers short,warm, not hot. Pat your skin daintily rather than rubbing it dry, and apply moisturizer when it’s still damp. An unadorned lotion — free of fragrance and anti-aging ingredients — is best; I love coconut oil,Hempz, or a spray lotion, like Vaseline Spray & Go because it doesn’t involve any tan-destroying friction. You’re not finished yet. 😀 If you notice the tan fading in certain areas — usually the feet, underarms, hands, and face — apply a gradual self-tanner around day three or four. St. Tropez Gradual In-Shower is virtually foolproof.