Ever notice that even though you use the same tan, you are sometimes not as dark? Or sometimes it doesn’t last as long as usual? The skin is the largest organ in the body and multiple factors effect it. Your hormones regulate your body - including the pH of your skin. When you are ovulating, menstruating, pregnant or menopausal, hormones come into play when tanning is involved. Oestrogen levels drop, sebaceous glands produce more oils which can create an oily barrier on the skins surface and you guessed it, prevent and/or affect how your tan is absorbed! It can produce more colour, less colour, no colour at all , it can fade quicker, or even streak. It doesn’t happen for everyone, but if this is something that happens to you, I recommend waiting 5 days after your monthly cycle before tanning. It can take anywhere from 3-5 days for your hormones to balance back to normal again. What can I say, another tax we pay as women YET AGAIN! This is not specific to spray tanning, it’s the same for self tan too! Happy Tanning, ✌🏽❤️Deb 📷: @melanieorrphotography
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