Whether you’re going on holiday, have a special occasion, want to look great for a night out, or would simply like an all-year-round safe tan, here at declaré we can give you that gorgeous, sun-kissed glow with LA Tanning.
LA Tanning produces a natural looking tan, with no nasty after smell and washes off evenly, resulting in a healthy sun tan without any of the dangers.
Before Your Spray Tan
To get a gorgeous professional tan there are a few things you can do to help your therapist achieve a beautiful even glow and keep your colour for longer.
Shave at least 24 hours before your treatment or 48 hours if waxing. This time allows pores to close properly and stop tell-tale dotting that can appear after your tan application.
Once hair free, exfoliate 24 hours before using a body scrub to gently buff away dry skin. Removing dead skin cells and revealing radiant new skin will make your tan last longer. Exfoliating makes a big difference to both the results and the way it fades. I can’t stress this enough! Exfoliating gloves are ideal.
Apply a moisturising balm to skin the night before your tan, this will replace any moisture lost from removing hair and exfoliation, and keep skin super smooth. Remember to pay particular attention to stubborn dry areas such as hands, elbows, knees and ankles.
I would recommend choosing an exfoliate/moisturiser that are not oil based, as they can leave a film/ barrier on your skin.
On The Day of Your Spray Tan
On the day of your tan application have a shower and rinse off any products, oils, moisturisers and make-up, deodorant and perfume / after shaves. If they are not properly removed the spray tan can look streaky, blotchy, unnatural, and unevenly coloured, and not to the spray tan’s fullest looking potential
Remove jewellery and pull hair up and away from face and neck with a hair tie.
After / Maintaining Your Tan
Plan ahead before your appointment by wearing loose, dark clothing, and flip-flops or loose fitting shoes. Tight clothes and underwear can leave marks and ruin your tan.
Do not exercise or swim during the development time.
If you’re not showering until the morning then wear loose gloves or socks in bed to prevent hands accidently touching your body during your sleep and leaving hand marks on your beautiful tan.
Do not shower or bathe for the development period (at least 8 hours) after your tan.
Use a light body wash so that it won’t strip your colour and is kind enough to use on your face.
Pat dry after showering- do not rub dry
When you take a shower or a bath you will probably see some colour wash off. Don’t worry. This is quite normal as it is only the colour guide that the spray tan technician uses when the tan is applied.
A sunless tan can begin to fade over time as the skin’s natural cells begin to flake off and regenerate. The more moisture in your skin, the longer your tan will last and the more natural it will appear. Hydrate the skin with quality moisturisers and drink plenty of water.
Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise after your tan to extend your golden glow.
Never exfoliate immediately after a spray tan. The skin only goes scaly when you don’t moisturise regularly twice a day after your spray tan.
Once you see the tan start to fade or go patchy, usually after a good 5 – 7 days, gently exfoliate every day. This should help the tan fade more evenly and avoid the scaly look that it can give the skin and always try to keep your skin moisturised.
Avoid long hot baths and showers as this speed up exfoliation.
Avoid chlorinated pools, hot tubs or sea water, as these can reduce your tan. Applying a waterproof sunscreen prior to submerging can reduce the fading process.