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4 Hair Waxing Tips if You Spray Tan or Self Tan

Learn the best time to get waxed if you spray or self tan from Completely Bare owner (and former Real Housewife) Cindy Barshop in this Howcast video.


Realistically, when you're waxing you're taking a layer of the top off, the dead skin. So I always say to make sure that you wax beforehand. Also if you have sensitive skin, make sure your pores are closed. I wouldn't go get my whole leg waxed and my arms, then run in to get a spray tan or run to the beach.

Try to give yourself 24 hours in between that, not to say that you can't do it if you don't have sensitive skin. A lot of times people come in for a bikini wax and then they run over and do the spray tan with us also. It's a smaller area. You could handle it that way, but if it's a large area I always say just wait 24 hours.

Once again, if you look at it the opposite, if you have already gotten your tan, let's say you got a tan last week, it's going to be fine. It's going to be fine. You can actually get a wax. If it's the day before, you don't want to do it. Your skin very sensitive, and it could lead to little blotches over there. It's the same thing with the spray tan.

I always say wax first, then tan, because everybody has a different scenario, and we have to kind of make it into your lifestyle. So the first thing is if I'm doing my bikini area, that's OK. It's a smaller area. If I'm doing legs, which is a large area, I don't like going into the sun right afterwards. I also don't like to actually get a spray tan right afterwards. The reason is that your pores are open.

Sometimes, we have no choice, and we have to make a quick decision, but if we're going to be planning this out, I would do the wax first.

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