Go From Snow to Kardashian in 12 hours
Not everyone has olive undertones and can pull off a dark tan, but ANYONE can get a great faux glow for their skin tone. Don’t overdo it.
- Prepare – Exfoliate using a moroccan harman mitt or a washcloth with your favorite soap. Don’t try a new sugar or salt scrub which can irritate your skin and leave your skin raw. Don’t use oils or lotions prior to tanning, they act as a barrier.
- Application – Best way to ensure a flawless application is to have a professional spray an you. However we get it, there are times when you need to DIY. If you are applying your own lotion or spray be prepared to rub it in, and then rub it in again. Continue to rub until all the product is fully absorbed to avoid streaks, then wash your hands!!!!
- Development Time – Read the label! If the instructions say to wash in 4 hours, then do it. The ingredient in all sunless tanners is DHA and it, by it’s nature will continue to develop up to 24 hours. The ways to stop or halt development is to wash it off. The longer you leave it on, the more it will develop. This doesn’t mean you’ll get “browner” it could mean that you’ll just get orange.
Bonus Pro Tip: Depending on the concentration of the DHA will help you determine how long to leave it on. Client above had 10% solution on fair skin and left it on 12 hours. Even if you did a DIY tan, call your Artist and ask her opinion on the length of time you should leave it on. Try 8 hours and go from there.