What to Wear After a Spray Tan?

You just got spray-tanned or are planning to do so soon.

Either way, you are already here trying to find the answer to the question, “What to wear after a spray tan?” 

The short answer is that it depends on if it stains, streaks, or marks your clothes.

So, dress from head to toe in dark, loose clothes.

Wear sandals or flip-flops to let your tanned feet breathe.

In this article, however, let’s have a more in-depth explanation of what you should wear.

What to Wear After a Spray Tan

Choose Something Loose

Don’t wear clothes that are too tight, like pants or body-hugging tops, that you must pull over your face.

This will smudge your new tan and make a mess on your skin and clothes.

Maxi dresses, loose house dresses, or even loose jumpsuits would work to let your skin breathe and dry.

Just make sure they have sleeves so you can still protect your newly tanned arms.

It’s okay if your dresses and jumpsuits don’t have sleeves.

Just wear a sweater with long sleeves and sweatpants when it’s time to go to bed.

We don’t recommend wearing shorts right after getting a spray tan.

This is because they won’t protect your legs and will leave stains on your car seats.

However, you can wear them the next day or after 10 hours and your first shower.

As usual, choose loose shorts so you can move your legs more.

Even after the first 10 hours, you should still be careful where and how you sit.

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Choose Sandals With Open Toes & No Heals

You shouldn’t wear tight, closed-toe shoes when getting a spray tan.

When you walk or stand on your feet, the pressure and rubbing can leave streaks and smudges and even remove the freshly applied solution.

Wear sandals with open toes and no heels, like flip-flops or slip-on, to avoid the smear.

Also, don’t put socks or tights on feet that have just got tanned.

Dark Clothing Is Your Savior

Make sure that whatever you wear to a spray tan is dark, preferably black.

Spray tan solution that is still wet tends to rub off, so don’t wear anything light that could get stained.

If you wear underwear, choose a dark-colored thong or one you don’t mind tossing if it gets dirty.

If you don’t have a spare pair, you might be able to buy one at a salon.

If you just got a tan, don’t wear anything light or white unless you want brown stains all over your white t-shirt.

Tans are usually washable, but light clothing that transfers color won’t look good.

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What You Should Never Put On After a Spray Tan

Some leggings are tight, and they rub.

The seams rub, and the waistbands are tight and also rub.

Lululemon leggings are an example because they have so many seams, cutouts, and straps that cross each other.

Very cute but not good after getting sprayed.

Tight shorts or pants can be difficult to pull up over your buttocks.

They force you to drag your thumbs up the side of your leg as you pull your bottoms up.

This makes a mess on both your leg and your hand.

Jeans are great, but not on a day when you want to tan.

Similar to tights and leggings, jeans will rub your tan away.

Plus, it will make you feel uncomfortable.

Cover your legs to keep them safe and from sticking to your car seats.

This will leave you with spots on the back of your leg and spray tan solution on your car seats.

This is especially the case if the seats are still sun-warmed.

Pulling tight shirts and tops down over your face rubs and squashes your hair into your tan.

Tight sleeves may drag and rub when you put your arms through, spreading the tan on your wrist and arm.

Most people don’t think about how many beauty and skin care products can ruin tans because they aren’t as visible or tangible as clothes.

But you can be sure that deodorants, perfumes, and makeup will change how the tan absorbs into your skin. 

Jewelry. No matter how pretty your jewelry is, leaving it at home when you get a spray tan would be best.

Remove any rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, cuffs, or other jewelry that could cause lines, smudges, or rub the solution off.

Boots, pumps, and sandals with straps can leave marks on your feet and ankles.

Not cute at all in the summer or before a trip to the beach.

What to Wear After a Spray Tan

After a Spray Tan, Can You Wear a Bra?

After getting a spray tan, you shouldn’t wear a bra because it will probably leave lines on your chest.

But if you really need your breasts to be supported, you should wear a soft bandeau or a bra without sleeves.

Hooking your bra on the front and spinning it around will make your tan look bad.

Ask the person who sprays your tan to hook it for you gently.

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What to Wear When You Sleep

After getting a spray tan, it’s important not to have skin-to-skin contact.

This is because it could make the top layer of your skin darker or make it look blotchy and messy.

Some people usually sleep in their underwear, pajamas with short sleeves and shorts, or even naked.

If one of these is you, it would be best not to sleep in those the night after you get a tan.

Instead, wear pajamas that are loose and have long pants and sleeves.

When you wear socks on your hands, you won’t accidentally touch your skin or rub your tan off.

If you don’t want to get your bed sheets dirty, you might want to put a towel or disposable sheets between you and the bed.

If you don’t care much about your old bed sheets, now is the time to use them.

Better if you often get a tan and don’t mind spending more, you could purchase a bed sheet protector from a tanning salon.

Also, we suggest sleeping in a cool environment, so you don’t sweat away your tan and make a mess.

And finally, we don’t think you should go to sleep right after your tanning appointment.

Stains are less likely to happen if you let your skin breathe and dry as much as possible before you go to bed.

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Final Thoughts

Just make sure to wear clothes that won’t cause much friction on your newly tanned body.

Wherever you can’t avoid friction, wear darker colors or black to be safe.

Survive the first 10 hours and the initial shower, and you’ll be able to wear whatever you like again.