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The perfect tan does not come without proper care before and after application. There are four rules to follow when preparing for a spray tan. When these four rules are applied, you will experience a smoother, longer lasting tan.
Exfoliation should be part of everyone’s health regimen; however, exfoliating before a spray tan is especially important.
A spa grade exfoliator designed for spray tanning is ideal. If this is not available, use an oil-free scrub or shampoo and loofah. Using products containing minimal oils will help to avoid leftover residue which can affect the tan outcome.
Benefits of Exfoliating:
• Removes dead skin cells allowing new cells to absorb color
• Smooths top layer of skin for flawless spray tan application
• Stimulates blood flow helping to promote cell generation
Always take the recommendation of the technician and do not shower too early. Showering before the recommended development time will increase the chances of washing the solution off before the color is fully absorbed into the skin.
Hydration is key to a long lasting spray tan; be sure you stay hydrated inside and out. Drink plenty of water and use a moisturizing lotion 1-2 times per day.
You should moisturize 18-24 hours before your spray tan session, especially after exfoliation. Moisturizing will help to strengthen the skin and allow for the tan to last longer and fade evenly.
Using a Tan Extender lotion at least once a day will improve the longevity of your spray tan. Tan Extending lotions contain a small % of DHA which will not only moisturize the skin but also provide a small amount of gradual color to keep your skin looking flawless.
Product usage is essential in maintaining a flawless, lasting tan. Be sure you are using the proper daily product in your maintenance regimen, (moisturizers, washes, creams, etc.)
Your sunless products should be…
• Contain zero or minimal sulfates, alchohols or other harsh and acidic ingredients
• Provide moisture without excessive oils that will strip the tan; water-based is ideal
• Contain minimally added fragrance
ACHIEVE THE BEST RESULTS
PRIOR TO SESSION
Moisturize the skin with a hydrating body lotion or moisturizer 16-24 hours before the session
Exfoliate with a spa grade exfoliator 18-24 hours before the session
Complete your shaving routine 18-24 hours before session and wax now less than 24 hours before
Schedule manicure and pedicure services 24 hours before the session
DAY OF SESSION
Avoid contact with sweat and water, until your designated shower time
Wear dark, loose-fitting clothing to avoid the color transfer and rub off while the tan develops
Avoid white bedding while the tan develops
Do NOT wear leggings, silk, closed toed shoes, socks, tight or white clothing
Do NOT apply deodorant, perfume, body oils, or moisturizer to the skin
Do NOT touch or scratch areas of the body where the solution has been applied while the tan develops
Do NOT shower before your designated shower time
Always pat dry, do not rub, when exiting the shower
Moisturize at least once a day with a Tan Extend Lotion
Drink plenty of water
Use a gentle non-acidic body wash
Avoid shaving; if necessary, use a new sharp razor without a moisture strip
Avoid chlorine and salt-water exposure
Avoid excessive activity that would cause sweating
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Tuesday: 9am - 7pm
Wednesday: 9am - 7pm
Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm
211 South Commerce St. Harlingen, TX 78550
216 E. Exp. 83, Suite R, Pharr, TX 78577