In the morning of your tanning appointment (or the night before) you should exfoliate your entire body. Exfoliation will remove dead skin that would otherwise flake off and helps to promote even coverage and lengthen the duration of your tan. When you exfoliate, pay particular attention to the lower half of your legs, knees, ankles, top of feet, toes, elbows and knuckles. You may use an exfoliating lotion, face cloth, scrubbing mitt or loofah.
Shaving or waxing - It is best to shave or wax at least 12 hours before your tanning appointment. Waxing during the life of your tan will remove it - therefore we recommend that you do not wax for at least 7 days after the application.
Creams and lotions - Do not apply moisturizers or use any roll-on deodorants until after your post-tanning shower, lotions can act as a barrier and prevent the Spray from contacting with the skin. The same applies to your face and the wearing of make-up.
What to wear - Make sure you wear loose clothing and bring a bathing suit or
what you feel comfortable in wearing. We do ask that you at least wear a bottom. The actual tanning takes about 5-8 minutes but you will need to allow around 10 minutes for drying time, then
you can slip into a robe if you bring one and relax!
Immediately following your tanning application, for at least 5 hours, you should:
· Not wash your hands or wear tight clothing.
· Not exercise. Perspiring immediately after tanning alters the chemical reaction of the sun spray.
· Not swim or immerse yourself in water.
· Not apply moisturizer.
Post-Tan Shower - Wait at least 8 hours after your tanning application before showering or bathing. You need to allow enough time for the reaction to take place - the longer the better. Do not be alarmed if you see color washing off the first time you shower as this is just the surface color application. Your skin will continue to tan as the self-tan reaction works on your skin.
Maintenance of your Tan - Apply moisturizer, morning and evening, after your post-tan shower. A well hydrated skin is essential in maintaining a longer life to your tan.
Lotions containing Alpha Hydroxyl Acids are used to increase exfoliation, therefore their use will accelerate the fading process of your tan.
Side effects - There are no known harmful side effects reported from the use of the Spray Tan, and it is a safe alternative to the harmful effects of tanning in the sun or on a sun bed. In fact all the active ingredients have been FDA (Food and Drug Administration, USA) approved. A very small percentage of people are allergic to DHA and may break out in red spots. If you have reacted badly to sunless tanning lotions before, please advise us prior to your tanning session, and advise us upon your return. We always recommend that you have a trial run 4-6 weeks before any important occasion, in the rare case of allergies or unexpected results
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