If you tan regularly, you have probably gone through struggles of shaving before or after the process. It can be a really hard task if you do it before and pretty much waste if you do it afterward. So what is the best time to shave? Is it before or after the tan?
Let’s talk a little more about it.
Shaving when will depend a lot on your individual situation and your skin type. Whether you use spray tan or a tanning lotion to achieve your goals, shaving will always be something that you’ll have to figure out on your own.
Although shaving before the tanning process is recommended by most experts, there is actually a lot of confusion related to shaving after the tanning session.
Before we talk about the best time to shave, it is important to learn how the two are related.
How are Shaving and Tanning Related?
- When you are in the process of fake tanning, you allow the UV rays to penetrate deeply into your skin to activate the melanocytes. These are responsible for increasing the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for darkening the skin.
These melanocytes are located in the deeper layer of the skin and do not have to do anything with the outermost layer of the skin.
- When you shave, you remove the hair from the topmost layer of the skin which also takes away a very thin sheet of your skin. The upper layer of the skin is responsible for the color. Shaving will also exfoliate the skin which is an important factor of the tanning process.
What is the Best Time to Shave With a Tan
- Now that you are aware of how tanning and shaving work together, it is important to learn the best time to shave. For the best results, we highly recommend shaving before the tanning session.
Try to shave at least 24 hours before the tanning session, or if that isn’t possible, you must at least wait 12 hours after shaving before you head for your session.
The more time you wait, the better the results will be. And another thing to note is to use good quality of products for shaving. Even if you are shaving after the tanning session, you’ll need to invest in high-quality products to get maximum results.