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Tips to prepare for a spray tan

Published: Wed November 20, 2013
Categories: Top 5 Advice

It’s no secret that getting a spray tan can transform your mood and outlook – having a “golden glow” is the perfect accessory during summer, but it’s important to look after your skin in preparation.

Here is our top five tips to prep for your Spray Tan.

1. Prep: For a streak free tan your skin needs to be ready.

Do this by using the L-Lactic cleanser wash daily, to smooth,

hydrate and soften the skin allowing for an even spray


2. Protect: Elbows, knees, ankles & eyebrows are all areas

that can accumulate residue tan leading to dark, uneven

patches. Apply a protective Repair Balm or rich moisturiser to

these areas before your tan to avoid excessive build up.

No one likes bronze blotches.

3. Blend: For an expert tan that no one will guess is fake,

it is important to blend, blend, blend. Use a damp make

up sponge to blend the tan for a natural look. Blend in

between fingers and toes, inner arms, under arms, backs

of knees and inner wrists.

4. Hydrate: moisturise daily. You can use the Multi-Active Oil

in the bath to hydrate the skin and ensure a longer lasting, even tan.

If you’re looking to get the most out of your tan, hydration is key.

5. Exfoliate: To remove a worn out tan and ensure no

patchy areas are left behind, use a physical and chemical

exfoliant to loosen and sweep away the pigment. Try

Skinstitut 14% glycolic scrub. Also exfoliating gloves are great.

It's important to always remember to exfoliate between tans to get the longest length of time out of your tan.

So now you know how to get a sizzling streak-free tan

without scorching your skin in the sun.   MM x  

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