Procedure for tanning
Preparation at home: Before you come to the salon ensure you exfoliate to get rid of dead skin cells, then shower to remove all excess deodorants and moisturisers. DO NOT APPLY ANY DEODORANTS OR MOISTURISERS AFTER SHOWERING. Wear loose dark clothing and underwear, and be prepared to go home with out a bra to ensure it does not rub your tan off before it has developed.
Preparation in salon: Your therapist will assess your skin type and recommend the correct tan and shade for your skin. All dry areas will be protected with a barrier cream to make sure you have no tan clinging to unwanted areas such as the feet and hands. Sticky feet are applied to ensure the soles of the feet are kept tan free, and disposable knickers are available if required.
After care: After your tan you will need to leave it between 3-10 hours (depending on the brand you have) to develop before showering, or having any contact with water (eg no washing hands when you go the the bathroom, use sanatiser gel). Pat do not rub dry after showering, do not use any exfoliators or buffing mitts as this could make your tan patchy, and moisturise every day to prolong your tan. After 5 days you can blend your tan by exfoliating if you find it is starting to wear. professional products are available in salon to work with your tan, please ask a therapist for details.
Types of tans: We have 3 brands of professional spray tan at the salon each has its own benefits your therapist will recommend the best for your skin tone, event or time scales.
Question & Answers
Between 5 & 7 Days. More time is possible depending on how you look after your tan.
No It will not clog the pores of your skin. The ingredients are there to hydrate and look after your skin.
As close as you can, the day before is best, giving you the best tan possible, some clients have don 48 hours before and just have a slightly more subtle version. Again the shade and brand you have can depend on how long it lasts.