How to Stretch Your Beauty Dollar
We show you how to get the most bang for your buck with these penny-pinching beauty hacks
How to Stretch It: To make your tan last longer between sprays, Natalie and Celene Gee, owners of Gee Beauty, say that prep is key. Buff your skin pre-spray with a grainy scrub, like one of our top-rated body scrubs.
-Don't bathe or sweat for eight to 12 hours after your spray tan -- the tan is still setting during this time and will be washed off if it gets wet.
-Lightly exfoliate after the third day of your spray tan to keep the tan even.
-Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! A spray tan lasts longer on well-hydrated skin.
-Avoid products with mineral oils or alcohol, as they fade that bronze-y glow.
-Invest in an at-home product to keep your tan going for an extra week.
Total Savings: With these tips, your tan will last two weeks instead of one. If you tan weekly, you'll save $50 to $180 dollars per month -- that's $600 to $2,160 per year.
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