South Seas original UV free tanning in Colorado Springs! 4 hour processing time. Fresh cucumber melon scent. Never streaky, never orange.
Same beautiful spray tan as our original Tahitian tan, only processes in half the time. 2-4 hour processing time.
Prepay for 4 sessions and receive $40 off.
-Steps to follow before your sunless tan-
Waxing, pedicures and facials should be done at least two days prior to your tanning session.
Shave and exfoliate with an exfoliating scrub 48 hours prior to your spray tan. This will rid the skin of dead skin cells enabling the tan to last longer. We recommend exfoliating with a non oil based, non moisturizing, exfoliating wash to get the best results from their tan. You will want to avoid Dove soaps or deodorant soaps since they create a film on your skin and can create a barrier. Exfoliate properly the day before your tan but don't scrub too hard and irritate your skin.No makeup, perfumes or lotions. These can affect the absorption of DHA resulting in streaking and minimal color. Avoid moisturizers that contain mineral oil after you shave. Mineral oil particles are too large for your pores to absorb, so it can layer on the skin and wear off unevenly. Areas that may be saturated with mineral oil won't take the solution and areas where it has worn off will. Your skin is the largest organ and releases the body's toxins through the pores. Mineral oil can block this process causing your skin to slough (exfoliate) unevenly which, of course can affect the way a spray looks.
Deodorants should also be avoided the day of your spray tan. Spraying over deodorant can result in green rings around arm pit and is difficult to remove. If you put on deodorant the day of your spray tan just remove it before your appointment with a baby wipe or wash cloth.
Wear dark, loose-fit clothing and flip flops after your tan. You will want to wear comfortable loose clothing, not tight fitting. Please also keep in mind that spray tan solution may rub off on your clothing so wear something you don't mind getting a little dirty. Spray tan solution will typically wash out of your clothes.
-Steps to follow after your sunless tan-Avoid siting directly on leather or light fabric seats after your tanning session. Sit on a towel or seat protector instead. You may also want to sleep on old sheets the night of your spray tan before your first rinse.
Wait 24 hours before showering. DHA needs 24 hours before rinsing off for optimal results.You will see the cosmetic bronzer wash off after your first rinse, this is normal. Do not sweat or workout for 1-2 days after your spray tan. Perspiration will affect the life of the spray tan and will accelerate the fading process.
Avoid hot showers, baths or soaking in pools or hot tubs. Any extended period of time in water will fade your spray tan.
Always wear sunscreen when venturing outdoors. Our spray tan solution does not contain sunscreen so you must protect your skin. Sunscreen will help protect and moisturize your skin.Avoid products containing alpha hydroxy acids. Products with these chemical compounds will accelerate the fading process of your tan which will shorten the life of your spray tan.
Moisturize 2-3 times per day after your spray tan. Hydrated skin makes your tan last longer and slows down the process of natural skin exfoliation. Avoid alcohol based products which will dry out the skin and can cause the tan to fade quicker and unevenly. You may also want to use a tan extender to moisturize and extend the life of your spray tan. Read about how to avoid an uneven fading spray tan and why this happens if you do not moisturize.
1) Never apply your tan on top of an existing self tan Unless it's with a gradual tanning product that you are using to build up your colour. A dark lotion or mousse on top of an existing spray tan for example will highlight the breakup of the older colour. Strip the skin before tanning. 2) Don't leave on fragranced body lotion and moisturiser Products on the skin from earlier in the day can leave a residue and work as a barrier against your self tan taking evenly to the skin. Have a gentle exfoliation before tanning to leave a clean, clear base for even coverage. 3) If using a spray product, don't spray directly onto the face unless it's a face mist. Prepare first by applying a little Vaseline or barrier cream to the hairline if you are fair. Take a cotton bud and protect the eyebrows too. 4) Don't mismatch your face to your body Think about your occasion that you want the tan for. Will your face need to be as dark as your body? Don't over apply an oily foundation with a dark tan. This is the biggest give away that you are sporting a fake colour. Apply a lighter application to the face and use a good bronzer to add definition to the cheekbones. 5) Don't tan in a hot steamy bathroom. Perspiration can break out on the skin around the top of the lip and underarm causing your tan to mottle and patch. Make sure it's cool and take your time. Look at your tanning regime as a special, relaxing pamper. 6) Always clean your teeth first if tanning in the evening. A quick brush before bedtime is a no-no. Just a small amount of toothpaste and water can wash your colour away around the mouth and stop the DHA activating. 7) Avoid tight clothing and heavy layers If you're visiting a tanning salon after work. Bring a loose, dark change of clothing. Perhaps some soft pumps or flip flops too. A black vest top is crucial as it's best to avoid wearing your bra home. 8) Choosing a very dark finish on the skin isn't a great idea if you're fair If your skin is not used to tanning well naturally, make sure you have a consultation with your therapist who is applying your spray tan. Decide the look together. Have a trail if it's for a special occasion and feed back to the tanning therapist on how it looked and faded. 9) Don't take hot baths while wearing your tan This will help to break the tan off prematurely. Keep your showers quick and cool and press your skin dry paying attention to the neck, under and inner arms. 10) Do NOT let the moisture out! Keep the skin supple and the tan fully hydrated. The tanning agent DHA is naturally drying so forgetting to moisturise is another big no- no. ☀ Avoid oily products and slather on the moisture twice a day. *Thanks for your tips COSMOPOLITAN 💋
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