Solar Waves Tanning

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PRE-TAN PREPARATION

 

For the healthiest tan, start with the healthiest skin

*Exfoliate your skin the night before. This promotes an even coverage and lengthens the duration of your tan by removing dead skin that would otherwise flake off. Do not injure the skin by overdoing it.

    * Wax a minimum of 24 hours before your tanning appointment. OR

      *Shave 8 hours before or after post tanning shower. Use a sharp clean razor with a lubricating product (such as hair conditioner, which should be rinsed off).

        *Remove or avoid wearing make-up and moisturizer as this acts as a barrier to the spray and stops the process from working properly.

          *Wear dark, loose fitting clothing and undergarments to your tanning appointment. The cosmetic bronzer may rub off on clothing. It will wash out of most fabrics but may stain nylons, lycra and silks.

            MAINTAINING YOUR TAN

            For the most beautiful, longest lasting tan develop a healthy skin regimen

            *Wait at least 8 to 12 hours before washing.

              *Apply moisturizer morning and evening after your post-tan shower. Best to use salon quality lotion with a little DHA.

                *Avoid long hot showers, baths and scrubbing the skin. If you use a wash cloth when bathing choose one that is as soft as possible. Pat your skin dry after bathing or showering. Excessive friction on the skin may fade your tan prematurely.

                  *Chlorine in swimming pools and hot tubs can remove or shorten the longevity of your tan.

                    *Take care when exercising as friction and excess sweat may cause your tan to fade prematurely or unevenly.

                      AVOID the following products & ingredients as they will strip your tan:

                      AHA alpha hydroxyl acid or alcohol 

                      Mineral Oils or Petroleum (most drug store lotions contain mineral oils) 

                      Bar Soap 

                      Dove, Cruel & Bodycology products (known to remove spray tans)

                      For best results, use products recommended by your certified tanning specialist.

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