Tips

Self-Tan Tips

1. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate.

But do not wax or shave 24 hours before applying any self-tanner. Right before application, use a moisturizing body wash and polish off dead skin. This ensures a clean, hydrated and smooth surface for even application, be it with mousse, lotion, or mist.

2. Dry off.

Towel off after showering and do not apply lotion once your skin is clean & exfoliated.

3. Use a mitt

Mitts eliminate the fake look of tan palms and keep the entire process mess-free. Not to mention your nails. Your nails will react when exposed to DHA, the active ingredient in all self-tanning products. Our mitts can be washed with dish soap or in washing machines.

4. Apply liberally.

One of the biggest missteps is not using enough mousse or lotion. A good rule of thumb is one pump of mousse or quarter’s-worth of lotion per arm. More product won’t develop a darker color—just a more even tan.

5. Keep it simple when it comes to your face.

Our Argan Oil Bronzing Mousse has a built-in moisturizer to ensure easy blending without clogging your pores.

6. Let it soak.

Dry off for at least 10 minutes before putting on close-knit clothing. Let our product set in for at least 2 hours before rinsing off. Want a richer color? Wait up to 8 hours before rinsing off for the maximum color level to develop.

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Expert Spray Tips

How to Maintain Your Tan:

Try to avoid perspiration—don’t exercise or do any strenuous activities until after your first rinse. If you tend to sweat easily right after application, brush baby powder in the areas prone to sweat.

  1. Avoid long, hot showers, baths, or scrubbing the skins and avoid swimming in pools—chlorine can potentially remove or shorten the longevity of your tan.
  2. Wait at least 2 hours before you shower.
  3. Avoid long, hot showers, baths, or scrubbing the skin and avoid swimming in pools since it has chlorine which can remove or shorten the longevity of your tan.
  4. Apply moisturizer with SPF after your application/session. Avoid moisturizers with AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) since they stimulate exfoliation.

For best results, use TanEm ProBronze Tan Extender.

Spray-Tan Detox:

We recommend that you detox and heavily exfoliate your skin once a month.  This will hep remove residue from old tans and start off fresh when you come in for your next tan.  Detoxing will keep your skin nice and clean.  You can detox by sitting in a sauna or swimming in a pool.  You can also put baby oil with a little bit of lemon juice on your skin and let it set for about 10 minutes, then scrub your skin while showering.

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Spray Tan Tips

Pre-Tan Prep:

  1. Exfoliate:  Try to exfoliate your skin up to 24 hours prior to   your appointment.  Spend a little extra time exfoliating areas with thick skin, such as hands, knees, elbows, and heels.
  2. Do not shave or wax 24 hours prior to your appointment.
  3. Remove make-up and avoid wearing perfume or deodorant as these can lead to blotching and flaking.
  4. Wear dark, loose fitting clothing and underwear to your appointment.  Do not wear wool, nylon, or silk during or after spray tan for at least 6 hours as DHA may react with these fabrics and cause staining.  Wear flip flops.

 

 

During Your Session:

  1. Wear protective eye wear.
  2. Keep your mouth closed and use lip balm to protect your lips.
  3. Avoid inhaling the mist through your nose.

After Care

The most important step after applying your self tan is the shower process. After 2 hour (or longer – if you choose), shower quickly for 45 secs, with luke warm water. The brown bronzers will wash away, while the fast tan actives continue to work and deepen. DO NOT USE USE HOT WATER. It stops the development of tan actives during the development time. This is a common mistake people make, especially in the colder months. Once you shower, you can wear your favorite clothes, go out of the house and definitely not stain the bed sheets. Your tan will develop into a natural tan without the hastle of fake tan staining and smell.

After the Tan

  1. Wear dark loose clothing; tight clothing or underwear may cause marks. Wear loose fitting shoes.
  2. Shower lightly in cold – luke warm water for 45 seconds ONLY after your desired development time. Use plain water, don’t use shower gels, scrubs, shampoos or loafer during the first 2 hours after your treatment.
  3. Pat your skin dry. Do not rub or scrub your skin.
  4. Moisturize everyday after applying your self tan and continually being topped up and your tan lasts longer.
  5. After day 5, exfoliate with a soft body polish on a daily basis, to help your skin absorb even more moisturizer and keep it looking and feeling gorgeous. This also helps the tan fade naturally, rather than in patches
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