Our resident Tanning Goddess Emma is on hand to take you through all you need for Spray Tanning in Blackrock this winter. With prices starting from €15 in our Blackrock salon, we have the perfect spray tan for all budgets.
Emma’s Top Tips on How to Prepare for a Perfect Spray Tan:
Avoid using deodorant before your spray tan appointment as it will provide a barrier to the spray tan’s absorption and react with the colour.
Always shave or wax at least 48 hours prior to a spray tan appointment, as the skin can be more sensitive after waxing or shaving.
Your tan professional will tell you when you can shower depending on the level of color depth and your skin requirements, but when you do shower, avoid using soap and shower only with warm (not hot) water to wash off the excess tan color.
Keep your skin as moisturized as possible after your spray tan to increase the longevity of the tan and help you to avoid the tan wearing off in patches due to dry skin.
Exfoliate from head to toe preferably the day prior to a spray tan, paying particular attention to areas such as your knees, elbows and ankles.
Remove all jewelry prior to a spray tan and leave them off for at least 8 hours after.
Avoid spraying perfume or applying moisturizer to your face or body until after you have washed the spray tan off.
After a shower, try to gently pat your skin dry and avoid vigorous rubbing when towel drying.
A spray tan does not contain SPF! You still need to use a product with SPF on a daily basis to avoid sunburn and skin damage.
If you are having a spray tan for a special occasion, it is best to be sprayed one to two days before the event to ensure you’re happy with your color.
If you’re coming to an appointment after work, we can give you some wet wipes to remove deodorant or moisturizers before your spray tan.
When your tan is ready to be removed, the best form of removal is simple — a nice shower and good exfoliation mitts. Remember to moisturize after you’ve removed the tan, though.
If you’re planning your spray tan for an event and having a pedicure and/or manicure as well, get your mani/pedi before you have your spray tan.
If you’re going on a vacation to a tropical destination, remember that bug spray can remove or fade your tan if it’s applied directly to your skin. Consider spraying your clothing or a “cloud” of spray that you can walk through instead of applying it directly to the skin.