To obtain the best tanning results (prior to your appointment):
- Wear dark, loose fitted clothing, and flip flops. - Avoid perfumes, lotions, deodorants, sunscreen and make-up. - Schedule appointments (waxing, mani/pedi) at least a day before your session.
We recommend that you do not use:
- Anti-acne products that exfoliate or dry the skin - AHA products: Alpha hydroxy acids, glycolic, lactic, malic, citric and tartaric acids. - Retin-A type products (Retin-A, Renova, Tazorac, Tretinoin). - BHA Products (Beta hydroxy acids, salicylic acids). - Toners containing alcohols or witch hazel in higher amounts. Examine the ingredient list; if either is in the top 3, problems may occur. - Dove soap, Dove shower gel, or Curél Lotion. It can accelerate a tan to fade faster on some customers. - Hair-inhibiting lotions (Jergens etc.). They tend to make a sunless tan turn yellow. - Bar soaps, especially deodorant or antibacterial varieties. - Facial masks and exfoliating scrubs. - Pore type adhesive facial strips or “peel-off” masks. - A loofah, scrub brush, exfoliating gloves or any other abrasive body cleansing item. - Body-hair bleach products. - Wax or depilatory hair removal products (Nair, Veet, Neet etc.). - Insect spray, perfume, body spray - when applied directly onto skin, these elements can remove or fade the tan. As a substitute, we suggest to either spray clothing directly or disperse a "mist" of spray that you can walk through.
A woman’s tan may develop differently during various hormonal changes; in the course of ovulation, menstruation or pregnancy. It may result as streaky, patchy, fade improperly or produce a lighter - or - no color outcome.
If you exercise and sweat heavily, your tan may fade more rapidly, especially in arm, knee and between breasts/body-fold areas.
During winter months, skin is often very dry which can make a tan expeditiously fade. We suggest applying Infinity Sun Extender hydrating moisturizer twice daily, directly on damp skin after showering and just before bedtime.
People with oily skin tend to develop a lighter tan than people with dry skin. While skin oils can coat the skin, dry skin absorbs products faster and can look darker.
Shaving exfoliates your skin and can fade a tan. Do not use a dull razor, as it scrapes off more skin -and consequently- your tan. If shaving is necessary, we suggest using a sharp, clean razor along with a lubricating product. Hair conditioner works nicely and usually won’t interfere with your tan.
Hot tubs or swimming pools contain chlorine that can act to bleach skin. Long, hot baths can soften the skin and affect the tan on some people.
Sweating feet inside footwear or behind knees and arm bends can fade a tan faster. Powder those areas with Gold Bond talcum powder.
Just because you look tan, doesn't mean that you are. Incorporate SPF into your daily skin routine.
We recommend the following sunscreens:
- Alba Very Emollient Sunscreen SPF 30, Fragrance Free - Coola Suncare Mineral Face SPF 30 Sunscreen Matte Finish - EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 for Sensitive Skin, Oil-free - Sun Bum Original Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion