Double Dip Tanning: How To Prepare & What To Expect

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Double dip tanning allows you to get very tan in a small amount of time. Whether you have a work event, a wedding, or a vacation, you will be able to be picture-ready!

Double dip tanning is a session in a UV sunbed and then an immediate spray tan. Sizzle Tans takes advantage of multiple styles of sunbed tanning machines that help you achieve your perfect color. After the sunbed opens your pores and gives you an initial tan, you go to our professional spray tanning booth for your second round of tanning. We have an article that covers our first spray tan tips, but we will go into detail on preparing for double dipping and then post-double dipping maintenance.

Preparing For Your Double Dip Session

Before you visit for your double dipping session, you will need to shower and exfoliate your skin. This will be the last time that you can shower until at least 6 hours after your spray tan. Make sure when you schedule your session in a time slot that allows you to stay dry for the few hours after it is completed.

Your choice of clothing is important and needs to be considered before double dipping or just getting a spray tan. Avoid tight-fitting clothing because we do not want the spray tan to smudge or rub off after completion. Wear dark, loose-fitting clothing that you do not mind getting stained. Light colors will stain easier and it will be harder to remove the stains when you wash the clothing.

Make sure you remove jewelry and watches so that it does not get stained. If you are going to be wearing underwear for the tan, make sure that you do not mind it getting stained. You may also want to wear a hair cap, eyewear, and lip balm. This is personal preference, but we believe that it allows for a better tanning experience.

Post-Tan Care

After you finish your double dip session you will need to avoid coming into contact with water for at least six hours. This includes showering, swimming, walking outside in the rain, and sweating. This will allow the tan to last longer and look even.

You should moisturize daily with the proper moisturizer to keep your tan longer. The moisturizer should be oil-free and safe of harmful ingredients that will impact the tan. There are products that are labeled “post-sunless” and “oil-free”. These will give you the best results.

You should drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. You can also eat food that are high in beta-carotene. Various studies have shown that it provides a hint of tan coloring to the skin when consumed regularly. Foods with beta-carotene include apricots, sweet potatoes, and carrots.

The final post-tan care tip is to take cold showers to avoid skin peeling. When you are drying off make sure that you pat the skin instead of rubbing.

Best Place To Double Dip Tan

The best place to get a double dip tan is Sizzle Tans. We have four New Jersey locations in East Hanover, Totowa, Morris Plains, and West Caldwell. Come visit us today!

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