Being tone and tanned is every girls dream. I mean, celebrities live with tans all the time so why can't we? But let's be honest, getting a spray tan isn't as glamorous as it looks. There is so much that goes into it and so much we have to think about while having one. Should you exfoliate? Can you shave? How long do you wait until you can shower? All those questions are the few you ask yourself while you are glowing away. If you have ever had a spray tan, you will know these following struggles.
15 You're Not Sure You Understand Your Tan
Once you are rockin your fake tan, there comes a point where you are a little confused and you’re not entirely sure how to wash, exfoliate or moisturize. You are even too afraid to ask anyone and it's also too late to ask the person who gave you a tan because you left.What order do you go in? If you exfoliate will it go patchy? Will it fade evenly if you use shower gel or will that wash it off? So many questions run through our mind and make us second guess if this tan was even a good idea in the first place.
14 You Can Have Streaks Or Spotted Body Parts
The absolute worst thing that can happen when you have a spray tan is having streaks and spotted body parts that were left untanned. You don't want to look like a cheetah or a tiger! When your tan doesn't go as planned, it really just ruins your day. You have to make sure your spray tanner gets every part of you or you will be left looking like a wild animal.
13 The Smell Isn't Always Pretty
Spray tans may look nice, but the smell isn't too great. Most products claim that they have no smell at all now-a-days, but you can definitely still smell something funky. Your friends and family aren't afraid to tell you either that you have a weird smell coming from you. There isn't something you can really define what it smells like or if it’s even that bad, but it is definitely noticeable.
12 Your Sandals Can Ruin Your Tan
Like water, your sandals can be your worst enemy. There is a big chance that you will rub off your "tan" if you're not careful. If your sandals are a little too tight, the straps will rub off your fake glow in the outline of your shoe, especially if it's super-hot outside. The downside is that it will make it pretty obvious you got a spray tan.
11 Your Blanket, Sheets & Pillow Suffer
The bed sheets. The poor bed sheets. No matter how certain you think you are that you’re completely dry and can now enter the bed, your blankets, sheets, and pillow are always the first casualties of your spray tan habit. They start out pretty clean but then a few hours later they are done for!
10 The Awkward Moment With The Spray Tanner
One thing no one really tells you before you head into your spray tan appointment is that awkward moment/embarrassment that occurs the first time you go and get your tan on. It is kind of like getting a bikini wax except a little worse. At least you’re lying down for that and get to keep your top half fully clothed! When you get a spray tan you’re most likely standing naked or in a bikini you don't feel fit enough to wear in front of a total stranger a part from weird paper underwear and a shower cap. Not fun. Just embarrassing.
9 Your Bathroom Has Tanning Stains
Another casualty in your spray tanning adventures is your bathroom. The alternative to going to a spray tanning salon is actually doing it yourself, which can mean disaster for your bathroom. Even if you line the place with towels, you’ll still wreck the bath and end up with a whole lot of work to do once you’re done! Let's just hope you like the color orange in your bathroom.
8 The Waiting
Waiting for your spray tan is not fun. Why can't it instantly dry? It doesn’t matter if the bottle or your spray tanner says it that it dries in 5 – 10 minutes, you know from past experience that it is in your best interest to give it about twice that time in order to be certain your tan is completely dry. You know that standing naked and cold for twenty minutes will be worth your time.
7 Your Make-Up May Suffer
Something you don't really think about is how your make-up will suffer with this new tan. You might have to change up your foundation, which you know is not cheap. There is no choice but to buy it because you don't want to have your face and neck two different colors. That is the worst make-up mistake anyone could make. But if you are a little cheap, it's nothing a little bronzer can't fix either!
6 To Shave Or Not To Shave
Yes, to shave or not to shave? That is the question. You might think it is a great idea to get your spray tan and you even would rather go a few days without shaving your legs than risk scraping off your tan with a razor. You just spent tons of money just to get that spray tan so you are not going to let your razor let your money go to waste!
5 Outfits Can Get Ruined
If you go to a salon to have your spray tan done, chances are you will ruin your outfit if you forget to wear your dark clothing. Something you also want to do before a spray tan is cover yourself in baby powder in the areas that may rub against a shoe or waistline or bra strap. Bras are one thing you don't want to ruin!
4 It Can Be Obvious You Have A Fake Tan
No matter how much lotion you apply to the thinner-skinned and usually drier areas on your body, your hands, elbows, or feet will always give away the fact you have a tan. It is nearly impossible to make your spray tan look undetectable. The product either still gets really dark and concentrated in these areas or you'll be left with streaks along the side of your palm that make you look color-blocked. It's a lose-lose situation really.
3 You Fear Looking Like An Oompa Loompa
That absolute worst thing someone can tell you after you get your spray tan is that you look like one of Willy Wonka's little helpers. Being called an Oompa Loompa is the ultimate low and can be a very traumatizing experience that can cause you never to get a spray tan ever again. Yeah, it's not nice.
2 It Can Be Hard To Remove Once It's On
Once your spray tan is on, whether it was done by a professional or yourself, there is basically no chance of getting it off of your body. Unless you're prepared to mix together a concoction like a scientist you might have a slight chance. The best thing for you to do is just to not mess with it. You'll either get streaks or blotches leaving your tan ruined. The struggle is real!
1 You Fear Water
Water becomes your worst enemy! Yeah you get a spray tan before you go on vacation to tropical places or to those Vegas pool parties, but the last thing you want to do is ruin it in the water. The only reason you truly got it is so you can look hot! Once you have your spray tan just the way you want it, you pretty much live in fear of water. That's just the way it is. Even the slightest hint of rain sends you running for cover!