- Medication: Ideally we don’t recommend a tan for 4 weeks after completing all topical or oral antibiotics as they can stay in your system for quite a while. Some antibiotics alter the skins ph level resulting in orange effects and not allowing the tan to develop as it would normally.
- Special or Specific Health Conditions: please let us know prior to your tanning session of any health issues such as asthma, dermatitis or eczema.
- Pregnancy: The following advice is a general precaution: We strongly advise against spray tanning while pregnant, especially in the first trimester, in saying that there are no tests showing that spray tanning during pregnancy is harmful. DHA is made from sugar cane and in the forty years of its use has no known problems. During pregnancy hormone levels can alter quite dramatically and can cause a patchy tan on some women and others are sensitive to different products when pregnant.
- Even though the tanning solution is made from natural products, if breast feeding please inform your tanning technician, so she can avoid the nipple area. It is best to wear a bikini top or bra to ensure baby’s safety.
Preparing your skin
- Exfoliate, Wax & Shave 24hrs prior to every tanning session to ensure the pores of your skin are closed and a smooth even tan application occurs every time. If you shave just before a tan it may leave your skin sensitive, dry & result in an uneven tan. Please shave after a scrub.
- Tips for Men: If you need to shave, do so a few hours before your spray tan as the razor can remove colour leaving the skin looking patchy. Body hair won’t interfere with your tan, so you can leave it at whatever level you feel comfortable.
- Using an exfoliating Brush/Loofah, Dry brush your skin before showering or in the shower use an oil free exfoliating scrub or exfoliating gloves with an oil & SLS (sodium laurel sulphate) free moisturising body wash.
- Pay particular attention to knees, heels, ankles, tops of your feet & toes, elbows and hands including knuckles prior to your spray tan to prevent uneven application as dryer skin cells will absorb more solution.
- After exfoliating use a very hydrating oil free moisturiser morning & night on your entire body & once again concentrating on the above important dry areas of your skin.
- On the day of the session shower if possible to remove all traces of dirt, sweat, moisturiser, oils, lotions, creams, deodorants, make-up or perfumes before being sprayed. These products act as a barrier, and have a negative effect on your spray tan.
- Don’t wear or take off watches & jewellery. Don’t wear socks or closed in shoes on the day of the tanning session.
- Paint your nails and toes with clear nail polish to prevent the possibility of yellow staining caused by the solution resulting in discoloured nails.
What to wear for your
- Most people wear just a dark coloured g-string or prefer to be nude to get the best tan possible, but this is a personal choice so wear what's comfortable for you. You may wear underwear, bikini, bra or not. Don’t be shy about your preferences as we have seen it all. Wear your hair up in a top knot or bun and bring clips for fringes.
How long does it take?
- A spray tan only takes 20 minutes to apply from undressing, application, drying off, ensuring you are completely satisfied, and dressing again. With the heat system on our tanning machines you should be free to go out and enjoy the rest of your day within 30mins. However people have different levels of moisture in their skins so times will vary from person to person.