At WWW.comb we use Vita Liberata Spray tan. We like the fact it comes in three colour options light, medium and Dark and this means we can achieve a natural colour for every client . Vita Liberata Spray tan has 80% organic ingredients including essential oils and is void of the chemicals other fake tans contain. Not only do you get a lovely colour but also moisturised skin.
So, here are my Top Tips for getting that perfect tan every time.
Tip 1: Exfoliate. The key to getting an even tan and also to help maintain it for longer is to exfoliate before your tan is applied. Exfoliation removes any dead skin cells, evens the surface and helps removes dry patches where the tan will grip more. Pay special attention to ankles and heels, elbows and knees.
Samara offers a lovely thorough exfoliation treatment as an extra before a spray tan. It eaves the skin silky smooth and clear.
Tip 2: If you are going to exfoliate with a dry mitt then you can do so on the morning of your tan. If however you are using an oil-based scrub, make sure you do this the day before you are due to have your tan. Otherwise the oils act as a barrier to the tan and the tan will not set.
Tip 3: Remove old tan before applying your new tan. To remove tan from stubborn areas such as knees, elbows, wrists & fingers, exfoliate these areas with a sea salt using an exfoliating mitt. For best results, exfoliate after having a hot bath or steam
Tip 4: Finger nails and toe nails can become stained when tanning. To prevent this from happening simply paint a coat of clear nail varnish on all nails
Tip 5: Always wax at least 2 days before any tanning to allow time for your skin to heal and pores to close or if you prefer to shave one day before any tanning to allow time for your skin to heal
Tip 6: Do not use deodorant or perfume as this can sometimes turn your tan green. But don’t worry if you forget, it will wash off in the shower.
Tip 7: Wear loose fitting clothes and flip flops ( if possible) for a minimum of 8 hours and ideally a full day to avoid leaving marks on the skin
Tip 8: Avoid showering after tanning for a minimum of 8 hours and ideally a full day
Maintaining Your Tan
Tip 1: Moisturise as much as possible with a perfume free moisturiser, especially after a shower when skin can becomes drier.
Tip 2: Avoid taking a long shower or bath as this will also shorten the life of your tan
Tip 3: After showering, pat dry with a soft towel
Tip 4: Avoid swimming pools as chlorine can bleach the skin and remove your tan in the process