Showering After Tanning: The Truth About The Myth Even Avid Tanners Believe | Tan Faq – Part 2

The Best Way to Actually Keep Your Color After Tanning

The best way to keep your color after tanning, isn’t to avoid the shower.

It is instead to keep the skin hydrated. It is true that showering can dry out the skin, and dry skin doesn’t hold color as well.

However, a simple and more effective solution to avoiding showering is to simply hydrate with a thick, moisturizing lotion daily, particularly after a session.

The Best Time To Shower

Even with evidence to the contrary, many tanners still have certain beliefs about the correlation between their shower and their tanning session.

The good news for those who want to shower at the “right” time, is that there is actually a best time to shower around your tannin session.

This is right before you tan.

Many have found that a pre-tan shower can actually help enhance their.

The heat from a shower can expand the pores, opening them up to take in more oxygen, which is essential to melanin production.

Also a shower, especially an exfoliating one, will clear the skin from dirt and dead skin cells.

These things can actually act as blockers and prevent the UV lights from penetrating the skin.


There are many things that a person can do in order to get the most out of their tanning experience.

This includes using high quality beds, lotions with bronzers and moisturizers and keeping their body and their skin hydrated.

However, avoiding showering after tanning doesn’t have to be on this list.

A nice warm shower after a session will not impact color results or ruin the look of a tan.

Are you a believer in waiting to shower after tanning, or have you already dispelled this myth on your own?

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