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Have you ever heard that you're not supposed to shower after you tan?

I've heard that but don't understand why?


Asked by prettyinink2011 at 10:21 AM on Mar. 2, 2011 in Beauty & Style

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  • it's because the dead skin cells wash off and that's what holds your tan at one point I had some lotion that would help keep them on while you showered but I can't remember what it was called.

    Answer by jaydensmommy427 at 10:24 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Spray tan, not for 24 hours.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 10:22 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Yea my cousin worked at a tanning salon and she use to tell me that but i cant remember why hahaha

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 10:23 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Yes I've heard it and I noticed if I do my color lightens back up as though I never laid...

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 10:25 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • I'm not referring to spray tanning, just regular tanning beds...Yea I always make sure I shower at least 5 hours after I use the tanning bed because I'm not sure why you can't immediately after, seems weirdk

    Comment by prettyinink2011 (original poster) at 10:26 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Spray tan, not shower for 24 hrs, & wear loose clothing you don't mind possibly being ruined for AT LEAST 4 hrs after. Tanning beds, I have heard that you aren't supposed to shower until after the sun goes down (old wise tale I suppose because I have never heard a true reasoning why) but my mother always told me to wait until after sundown and to take a HOT shower if you are sunburnt. So I suppose that could kinda go hand-in-hand with tanning also ( if you get burnt any)

    Answer by jax.devine2010 at 10:26 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • I've heard not to shower for at least an hour for lay down beds but not sure if that's true or not.

    Answer by AequitasVeritas at 10:50 AM on Mar. 2, 2011