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PREP & MAINTENANCE

Prepare

To help you get the most out of your Tan with Sam Experience.
Preparing for your tan is very important so please read!

The Day Before

Remove any unwanted hair at least 24 hours before to allow your pores to close over.
Tan sticks to open pores and you don’t want a dotty finish. Avoid using a razor with a moisture strip.

Spa services (pedicure, massage, facial ) should be done before your spray tan (2 days prior is my recommendation) as the oils can leave a barrier


EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE! This is the key to a flawless Spray Tan!
Buff away any dead skin and old tan you may have on, so that you have a clean smooth canvas for a fresh new tan.
Using a loofah does not exfoliate your skin - an exfoliating scrub is also required.
If using a sugar or salt scrub, do this 48HRS BEFORE, as they leave a residue on your skin that act as a barrier to the tan.


Paint your nails & toenails. Not only will you feel even more relaxed and pampered,
but it will prevent your nails & cuticles from being stained by the solution.

Do NOT apply any moisturiser, creams or lotions 24 hours before your tan.
Barrier cream will be applied to any dry patches at your appointment, to prevent the tan sticking to these areas. 

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Don’t apply any deodorant, perfume, moisturiser or lotions.
Not only do they act as a barrier, they will prevent your tan from developing properly.
This includes using a razor with a moisture strip/shaving cream. If you did not shave 24 hours before, wait until after your tan has developed, rather than ruining it


Please DO NOT shower right before your tan appointment.
You should shower a MINIMUM of 2 hours before your appointment. 4 hours is best, where possible.
Avoid using any cream shower washes eg Dove & Nivea.
Water can change the pH level of your skin and having a shower can negatively affect the end results of your tan, so plan your shower in plenty of time.

Remove all makeup before your spray tan as this will also act as a barrier on your skin and will give uneven results.

Avoid wearing any tight clothing straight after your tanning session.
This includes gym clothing and leggings
Loose dark clothing is best to allow the air to circulate around your body.
You can even wear your housecoat/pj's!! 


Do not get wet until it's time to shower. Water marks will ruin your tan.
Wait at least 8 hours before showering to get the best result from your tan, unless advised otherwise.

Please do not allow your pet to lick or jump on you.


No moisturisers or creams until AFTER your shower.

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The Day After

Avoid any activity that will result in sweating and refrain from swimming and getting wet. Working out is not recommended immediately after your spray tan.


During your first shower you will notice a layer of bronzer wash down the drain..
Don’t worry, this is normal. You’re golden glow is hiding underneath. Rinse until the water runs clear.
No shower gel or shampoo should be used in your first shower to avoid any of your tan being stripped.
Do not use any abrasive products/loofah's/scrubs. 
Avoid anything exfoliating or any harsh chemicals including bar soaps and mineral oils etc.

Always pat dry after your shower – don’t rub, to keep your tan lasting.
This seals your tan without ruining it and allows you to then lather on moisturiser


Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!!!
You were warned to avoid it the night before, now you can’t apply enough! 
This is the key to a fabulous long lasting tan!! 
Moisturising morning and night ensures you have a healthy glow to your skin and keeps your tan looking beautiful. Hydrated skin, is always in!

Maintaining your Glow

Drink plenty of water and moisturise your skin daily to keep your skin hydrated and your tan glowing.

Gently exfoliate your skin around 4-5 days after your spray tan without scrubbing.
This will encourage an even fade all over.

Following the advised aftercare can result in your tan lasting 7-10 days.

Spa Treatments are not recommended less than 24-48hrs before your tan and after your spray tan.
Dove products are NOT RECOMMENDED. Swimming & Hot tubs will fade your tan.

For your next spray tan appointment, follow the instructions from the top again!

PRODUCTS TO AVOID

Please refrain from the following products as they are known to fade and ruin a sunless tan:

Loofahs, washcloths, baby oil, mineral oil, massage oils, bug sprays, anti aging products that exfoliate, Dove products (creates skin barriers and your tan will not take) alcohol based toners, astringents (cleansing agents). Any products containing AHA’s or BHA’s or RETIN, accutane and salicylic acids can cause issues.

 

Avoid long swims in pools and oceans as the chlorine and salt water can cause fading.

A spray tan does not protect you from the sun, so make sure you use a sunscreen that does not contain oil.  

 

Please consult with me if you are not sure if a product is safe for your tan.

Some medications as well as woman menstrual cycles and hormones can effect the tan as well.

 

POOR PREPARATION WILL RESULT IN A POOR TAN.

You may be refused if the prep has not been followed.

Remember, that the spray tan is on the outer layer of the skin, anything that exfoliates will remove the tan.

All retail products, to prepare for, maintain and prolong your Spray Tan
as well as products to top it up or create your own DIY glow at home can be purchased direct from myself. 
Please drop me a message to place an order!

PLEASE NOTE: 

YOUR TAN APPOINTMENT WILL NOT BE CARRIED OUT IF YOU HAVE ENCOUNTERED SUNBURN/SKIN DAMAGE OF ANY KIND WITHIN THE LAST 6 WEEKS! 

THE PEEL AND HEEL PROCESS TAKES A TOTAL OF 6 WEEKS FOR YOUR SKIN TO RECOVER. 

IF YOU ARE IN THIS POSITION, PLEASE NOTIFY PRIOR TO THE 48HR CANCELLATION POLICY TIME LIMIT. 

FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN THE FULL AMOUNT BEING CHARGED.

 

 

TAN WITH SAM HAS THE RIGHT TO CANCEL & REFUSE ANY APPOINTMENTS

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