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Spray tanning preparation and after care

SPRAY TAN PREPARATION

On the day before the spray tan exfoliate the full body in the shower or bath using an exfoliating glove or face cloth. Concentrate on areas that are prone to dryness such as elbows, knees and ankles. Rough or dry skin can cause uneven absorption rates and uneven tan. Ensure your skin is clean and dry with no soap residue.

Do not apply moisturiser, perfume or deoderant on the body prior to or immediatly following the spray tan

Any hair removal (waxing or shaving) should be performed 24 hours prior to the spray tan application

Wear old , dark undergarments or swimwear to spray in or you may prefer to be sprayed naked so you don have any tan lines

All jewellery should be removed to ensure an even application

Make-up should be removed

You can apply a little barrier cream (Kylie-Ann will guide you on this) to any areas you do not want the solution to react on, such as nails, and lips, if you prefer.

Always wear hair up, and make sure the hair is not to wet as to drip on the body during the spray application.


SPRAY TAN AFTER CARE

Avoid any water contact on the skin until after the first shower. Water contact stops the tanning process immediately. Be mindful about going outside in the rain or activities that promote sweating and keep your hands out of water if you have sprayed them.

Do NOT rub or scratch your body as this can also remove the spray solution during the important developing phase

Do NOT apply any creams or deodorants until after the first shower

For the Gold label you can wash the tan off after 2 hours.

For the Bronze label you need to Wait at least 8-10 hours (the longer the better) before showering.

A small amount of the bronzer will wash off during the first shower, this is normal.

Try to use soap with a PH balance of 5.5 or lower (dove is good). Some soaps are more alkaline which will acclerate the fading process. Liquid soaps tend to be more gentle than ‘cake’ soaps.

Avoid using products that are designed to exfoliate the skin such as moisturisers that contain Alpha Hydroxy Acids, as this will prematurely fade your tan.

Avoid extended showing/ bathing and rubbing of the skin afterwards as this increases the natural skin exfoliation process. Pat your skin dry.

Avoid chlorinated pools, spas and excessive heat such as sauna’s and steam rooms as this will dramatically acclerate the fading process. Chlorine is a form of bleach which promotes tan removal.

Avoid hair removal procedures such as waxing or shaving as this removes the very top layer of the skin and your tan could appear patchy.

IMPORTANT: Remember that the tanning solution does not contain a sunscreen and will not protect your skin from sunburn.

Always wear a protective SPF sunscreen when out in the sun.

Apply a moisturiser twice daily to extend the life of your tan.