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Salon Spray Tan- what to expect

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70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 03-Jun-16 19:51:10

Ok, pre-tan
Wax, exfoliate,moisturise the night before.
Face exfoliant, overnight mask.
On the day, shower, scrub, no moisturiser.

Plan to wear a loose dress and sandles.
No make-up, jewllery, nail polish

Do I wear paper underwear or my own (don't say none shock
Is it cold?
How long does it take to dry?
Is it tan straight away?
When can I shower?
How long does it last?

Oooh excited grin

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 03-Jun-16 20:53:29

Bump, I'm having this done this weekend.............................

sequinsandwich Fri 03-Jun-16 21:04:47

I would moisturise knees, ankles, feet, hands etc (any dry areas) or take your moisturiser and ask when you arrive as they might give you there own to use.

Is it cold?
Yes and no it feels like a damp mist, you won't be freezing (almost like those water refresher face sprays)

How long does it take to dry?
They will probably give you 10 mins to stand before getting dressed

Is it tan straight away?
Depends what tan used but generally yes a light colour straight away

When can I shower?
Depends on the tan but I leave it on as long as possible and for at least 8 hours

How long does it last?
Again depends on the tan but a salon tan should get you around 5 days before fading and completely gone for 7

sequinsandwich Fri 03-Jun-16 21:06:33

Oh and wear what your comfortable in. They will more than likely provide a paper thong and you can go topless. I wear an old black bandeau bikini top and the paper thong only because I'm self conscious of my boobs.

Cheapthrills Fri 03-Jun-16 21:22:25

It's not pleasant. The fumes are horrible especially when your face is being sprayed. I found it absolutely freezing and I was literally shivering the whole time.

Only have one coat on your face as it can look very orange and unnatural, especially the day after.

The tan seems to take over time so pick a day when you are not doing much. Plus it smells.

I find it lasts about a week although I am naturally pale.

TSSDNCOP Fri 03-Jun-16 21:56:21

I have the lightest colour

It is nipple tightening cold

You will feel a total twat pulling the Brucie pose when they do your sides

Don't shave before you go or it gets in your open pores

Use Liz Earle muslin cloths if you want to get it off.

JapaneseSlipper Sat 04-Jun-16 22:03:17

Wow - you leave it on for 8 hours?

I thought all the formulations were 2 hours these days. Are they not?

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 05-Jun-16 19:46:52


It was blinking cold on my back (ok elsewhere) and I smelled like a coconut biscuit (quite nice) after.
Had a quite faffing about day then after 8 hours, dived in the shower, just washed off with water.
I'm golden (apart from my bum, I went for Big Paper Knickers).

I was thinking about another spray before I go on holiday but I worry about using suncream on top in case it strips it.
I'll buy a St Tropez cream to keep it topped up in once it fades.

<<Admires golden arms>>

itsbetterthanabox Sun 05-Jun-16 22:47:48

.They will give you a thong or you can wear your own underwear. Up to you.
.It is a little cold but it's a fine mist.
.wait about ten mins before dressing.
.wait at least 8 hours before showering gently for best results.
.you are tan straight away but this is a guide colour that washes off. Your tan will be developing underneath.
.it should last about 7 days but depends on your skin type. Start moisturising after about 2 days and don't scrub when showering, just gently rinse. At 5-6 days start exfoliating gently so it fades evenly and keep moisturising.

itsbetterthanabox Sun 05-Jun-16 22:48:32

Oh you've had it lol! I need to RTFT!

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