How long should you wait to shower after tanning outside?

I don’t mean in a tanning booth, i mean just laying out in my backyard. Will showering too soon stop the tanning process?

As long as you don’t have a sunburn which would make it painful to shower, you can shower immediately afterwards as it will have no effect on the tan itself. The tan is caused by the sun’s radiation so once you’re in the shade – whether it’s in the water or indoors – makes no difference and the tan you got will not go away or get better once you are no longer under the sun.

Shower After Tanning Outside

I usually wait 3 hours after I tan to shower. A lot of people don’t know this but if you use a tanning lotion/bronzer/accelerator…etc, the lotion continues to work even after you’re done tanning so it’s best to wait a few hours so you can give the lotion time to absorb.

You can wait till 30 – 45 min after the tanning. This would give you the best results.

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