Should I Avoid Massage after Self Tanning?

While tanned skin can be easily achieved by sunbathing, it can be harmful in the long run. Consistently exposing yourself to UV radiation can lead to a higher risk of skin cancer. It’s due to sunbathing that has caused skin cancer to be one of the most common cancers across the world. With that in mind, self tanning has become a method of tanning that tanning addicts have turned to.


If you aren’t familiar, self tanning is the method of putting on self tanners which help give you the summer glow through the aid of chemicals. This is a much healthier approach since you aren’t exposed to the harmful rays. It can be a little tricky to work around with since you have to apply the tanner to your skin.

One concern that self tanning newbies can stumble upon is when is the right time to get a massage. True, we can look forward to getting our massages but having a self tan can be difficult to work around with.
In fact, if you get too excited right after a self tanning session; massaging will not only stain your masseur’s or masseuse’s hands but it can also leave you with a blotchy and bad looking tan. This is especially true if you’ve just clocked in at most two to three hours of your self tanning to dry.

The best time to get a massage after self tanning would be at least a day away. True, your self tanner can dry overnight but we want to let it settle on your skin before actually getting your massage. It’s very important that the self tanner has to dry on your skin or else you’re going to mess up your effort on putting it on. Another way to work around this would be to have a massage prior to get your self tan.

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