We want you to love your tan... follow these steps to make sure you walk away with the perfect glow!
Step 1: Exfoliation
A sunless tan is produced on the epidermis or outer layer of the skin and is subject to the normal skin-shedding cycle, about 15 days. Therefore at any time, dead cells on the epidermis are ready to slough off while other parts may be freshly renewed. The use of an exfoliate provides a consistent, fresh layer of skin to serve as the base for a sunless tan. Exfoliation should be performed before a sunless tanning session. There are many effective exfoliates on the market. However, many will degrade the tan and create a barrier with oils. We highly recommend choosing an oil-free exfoliate or, better yet, preparing your own mixture of rolled oats and brown sugar as a natural exfoliate. Another natural exfoliate is baking soda and a exfoliate cloth.
Step 2: Sunless Spray tanning Process
The Original, Winter Glow and Gimme Brown Sunless Tan solution takes about 8 hours to fully develop, thus the first shower is recommended no sooner than 8 hours after application at which time you can then moisturize.
The NEW “City Collection” starts to develop within 30 minutes and you can shower within 4 hours and apply moisturizer. Most of the bronzer will wash off in the first shower (don’t panic, I did the first time), this will reveal the developed DHA tan beneath. Do not be afraid to wash that bronzer off (but don’t exfoliate)! Your tan is waiting for you underneath. Then pat yourself dry, moisturize.
Step 3: Moisturizing
The active ingredient in sunless tanning solutions, DHA, has a drying effect. Proper moisturizing after the spray tan offsets this effect and prolongs the skin renewal cycle, resulting in a long lasting, sunless tan. Moisturize twice a day with alcohol-free lotion. Shea butter is preferred. We have products that work with the treatment, created specifically for sunless tanning.
After showering, feel free to apply moisturizer. Hydrated skin retains the tan longer. Avoid lotions that contain alpha hydroxyl. Avoid exfoliating skin and hair removal products. When showering, use your hand instead of a washcloth. Taking long, hot baths or soaking in the pool can accelerate exfoliation and fade your tan.
EVENLY MOISTURIZED SKIN IS THE SECRET TO THE PERFECT HEALTHY GLOW SPRAY TAN!