It’s important to note that you will see little to no colour after your first shower. This is completely normal as all tans take 24-48 hours to fully develop.
Shower at your agreed time. If you are in an ‘8hr tan’, you can shower at any time after the agreed minimum time.
Do not stay in the shower for too long & do not wash your hair in this shower.
Using your hands a gentle and fragrance free body wash (Cetephil or QV is recommended) lightly massage in little circles until the water runs clear (do not use a washer or glove).
Make sure to go over your entire body, don't forget down the backs of your legs and your back.
When the water runs clear, leave the shower and pat dry with a towel (do not rub with the towel as this is another form of exfoliating).
If you see any run marks when you step out of the shower you have not rinsed properly, please return to the shower and rinse again.
DO NOT moisturise or put on deodorant at this stage as the tan is still developing in your skin.
After 12 hours have passed from your initial appointment time please moisturise and then continue to moisturise day and night for the life of your tan.
Enjoy your bronzed glow!!
OTHER HELPFUL TIPS
Do not exercise for 24hrs after your tan.
Avoid anything which may exfoliate your skin such as long, hot baths, exposure to chlorinated water, exfoliating gloves/sponges.
A spray tan will last 5-10 days depending on your skin and your at home maintenance.
To keep your tan looking it’s best you MUST moisturise twice a day. Letting your skin dry out will encourage the tan to ‘crack’ and come away faster.
To extend the life of your tan you will use a tan extender. This is a hydrating moisturiser with a small amount of professional tan in it. It works to replenish your spray tan as your skin begins it’s natural exfoliation cycle.
At the end of the life of your spray tan it’s time to thoroughly remove any left over tan from the skin. The ‘Tan-Off Mitt’ will be your best friend. It does such a great job at exfoliating that we also recommend you use this glove PRIOR to your spray tan.
HOW TO USE YOUR TAN EXTENDER
- Moisturise dry area’s like elbows, knees and ankles
- Apply the gradual tan with a tanning glove
WHEN TO USE YOUR TAN EXTENDER
To extend your spray tan:
If you love your colour use a tan extender to extend the life of your tan for up to two weeks. The extender will stop your tan from drying out/cracking and keep you looking bronzed. Start using of the 3rd night after your tan and then use every second night until you begin to notice the tan fading. Then use every night until it’s time to scrub your tan off.
After swimming or exercising:
If you will be swimming or exercising with a developed spray tan, this will shorten the life of your tan so use an extender to top your tan up. Use it the evening you begin to swim/exercise.
Boosting your tan:
You can also use a tan extender to boost your tan if you want it extra dark. To boost your tan, use after 48hours of your spray tan and stop use when you get to your desired colour.
You can even use your tan extender without a spray tan. Use daily to build a natural glow.