It is a fact that hydrated, well-moisturized skin tans better and holds a sunless glow longer. It is also true that skin comes in different types and the need for each skin type can change seasonally. There are seemingly endless options available to quench your skin’s thirst and create the ultimate sunless canvas. Navigating confusing marketing claims and finding a product that meets your skin’s needs and doesn’t damage your spray tan is overwhelming. Take the mystery out of moisturizing with these conditioning basics!
There are three main types of skin lubricants. First up is humectants, which draw in moisture from the lower layers of the skin. Ingredients like aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin attract moisture, filling skin cells with hydration. Humectants are ideal for sunless tanning, as they create hydration highways, allowing for deeper and more even absorption of sunless solution.