Prior to your Cosmetic or Spray Tanning:
Before having a cosmetic or spray tanning treatment any hair removal should be done at least 24 hours before your spray tan appointment. This gives your skin time to recover and avoids the risk of dotting of the tan on open pores. Make sure it is a full-body exfoliation, pay particular attention to your feet, ankles, knees, elbows and hands.
Wear loose dark clothing after treatment and if possible, sandals or flip-flops.
Ensure your body is free from moisturiser, deodorant, make-up, perfume or oils, all or any of which can interfere with the absorption of your spray tan. Part of your spray tan experience includes having some oil-free moisturiser applied to those traditional dry areas; your feet, knees, elbows and hands.
Tan solutions contain skin-moisturising ingredients to ensure your skin is left in great condition from the moment they’re applied.
Your tan will develop over the next few hours but please do not shower or bathe. Please, also continue to wear loose, dark clothing. After 8 hours or the following morning you can shower off the excess colour with warm water and minimal soap product. Please do not scrub roughly at your body. Gently pat yourself dry, and apply plenty of moisturiser to your whole body, to lock-in your tan for as long as possible.
Using plenty of moisturiser after each shower as that will keep your tan looking great for as long as possible. Your spray tan can last between 5 and 7 days. It all depends on your skin type, your skin preparation and your aftercare. After around 5 days, treat yourself to another gentle full body exfoliation.
This will help your tan fade evenly, and will keep your skin in great condition in readiness for your next spray tan. Your spray tan does not protect against the sun’s natural UV rays, so please use your usual sun creams.
Cosmetic tanning is a treatment that can be a very relaxing, as a full body exfoliation and moisturise also takes place. The client should find this experience very relaxing as the exfoliator and moisturiser are massaged into the skin. The tan usually lasts longer than a spray tan.
The same ‘rules’ apply after you have had the treatment, moisturiser and try no to scrub at the skin.