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Before The Tanning

Preparing the Skin

Prepping your skin can make the difference for the perfect result. With these tips and tricks, keeping your picture perfect tan will be easy:

  • Exfoliate and moisturize 24 hours before your tan, paying particular attention to elbows, knees, ankles and problem dry areas.

  • Wax or shave at least 48 hours prior to treatment. This allows the pores time to close. Dotting in pores may appear if not adhered to.

  • For the entire 24 hours before you apply your self tan avoid using bar soaps, high pH shower products, oil based products or in-shower moisturizers. These products may act as a barrier against your skin and can prevent the fast acting tanning agents to develop.

  • Make sure your skin is clean and dry. Keep in mind that too much moisture causes tanning product to slide right off the skin. Don’t apply moisturizing lotion except in light amounts on your knees and elbows — the areas where tanner generally absorbs too much. This helps stop these areas from getting too dark.

  • Don’t apply moisturizer, perfume, deodorant or makeup on the day of application.

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