Spray Tanning

Nouvatan spray tans

Nouvatan is a natural looking tan and is available in many shades from the lightest sun kissed glow to a deep tanned look.

Having a spray tan makes you feel fantastic, without the damaging effects of the sun or sunbeds.

I will asses your skin tone and recommend the tan for you, as there is more than one skin tone there is more than one shade of tan!

REMEMBER, WITH A SUNLESS TAN-THERES NO RISK OF SUNBURN, PEELING,SUNSTROKE OR SUN-RELATED SKIN DISEASES.

 

SPRAY TANNING PRICE LIST

FULL BODY £17.00
HALF BODY INCL FACE £15.00
LEGS £12.00
SKIN PREP £5.00

BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR TAN

BEFORE

24 hours before your tan wax/ shave to allow pores to close fully before the tan to prevent dotting of the pores.

Paint nails/toe nails- especially if they are acrylics

THE NIGHT BEFORE, exfoliate and moisturise paying special attention to elbows, knees, ankles, and any very dry areas.

ON THE DAY OF YOUR TAN,

DO NOT MOISTURISE OR USE SKIN LOTIONS

DO NOT WEAR ANY MAKE UP,(there will be a charge if make up needs to be removed using my products)

DO NOT WEAR DEODERANTS

AFTER

Bring loose dark clothing to wear after as tight clothing or underwear may cause wear marks

Wear flip-flops or loose fitting shoes

DO NOT SHOWER OR BATHE FOR AT LEAST 8 HOURS ( the development period) – preferably leave over night.

DO NOT EXERCISE OR SWIM for the 8 hour development time.

Try not to touch your skin during development time as your hand may then be stained with the tan.

After showering remember to pat dry the skin so as not to rub the tan away.

MOISTURISE MOISTURISE MOISTURISE., every day, this will prolong the life of your tan.

After 5 days exfoliate daily to keep the tan even as it wears off your skin.

Long exposure to water and sweating from exercise will fade your tan. Your outer skin cells will start to soak up water which dilutes the effect of the tan. The longer you are in the water the lighter your tan will get.If you haven't had time to shower then we can prep your skin with a special product that`s sprayed on to absorb any products that could act as a barrier to your tan.

SOME COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.

Q.What is spray tanning? Why does it work?

A. Spray tanning involves applying an active ingredient,dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, to your skin using a specialist low pressure spraying machine.

DHA is a colourless sugar. It interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to produce a golden brown colour. ( its a similar process to when sliced apples go brown when exposed to air.)

You will be sprayed with a lightly coloured solution of DHA, but the actual tan takes 6-8 hours to develop and the lightly coloured solution will wash off when showering.

Q. Will I turn orange?

A. NO! Fake tanning has come a long way since the early days.Better solutions, machines and spray tan technology virtually eliminates these issues.

Q . How dark will I get?

A. There are different strengths of DHA and I will advise you of the best one for your skin tone , bearing in mind how dark you want to go . The darker you tan naturally, the darker you will tan with a spray tan.

Q.How long does my sunless tan last?

A. Your tan will last approximately 5 to 7 days depending on your daily skin care regime and lifestyle. A sunless tan fades just like a tan from the sun. As your skin sheds dead cells, your tan will fade. So the key is to moisturise every day.

Q Can you use tanning beds or tan outdoors with a spray tan?

A. YES, the spray tan does not give you any protection from the sun or uv rays so you need to use sunscreen when going out into the sun.

HINT- Lots of people have a spray tan before their beach holiday, so they can start off looking tanned and fabulous from day one !

Q. What will happen during my treatment?

A. On your very first tanning session, you will be asked to fill out a consultation form. Then you will be given time to undress and put on what you will be wearing to have the tan and to remove jewellery.

Next a barrier cream will be put onto the palms of your hands and any dry areas of skin to prevent them tanning too much. You will be asked to stand in a cubicle/tanning tent for the treatment..

Q. Do I have to get naked?

.A No its entirely up to you. If you don’t want to get naked, we suggest you wear old dark underwear or a swimming costume/bikini that you don’t mind staining. There will be disposable thongs available too.

Q. What should I wear after my treatment?

A. Wear loose dark coloured clothing and flip-flops as some of the bronzer can rub off onto your clothing and shoes can cause your feet to perspire,affecting the final results. Natural fibers like 100% cotton t-shirts, sweats and baggies are best. Any colour that does rub off on your clothes can usually be washed out during a normal wash cycle. Bear in mind any materials have the potential to stain.

Q Who should NOT get a spray tan?

A. Women who are in the first trimester of pregnancy, anyone who is allergic to self-tan or who has serious breathing difficulties. If in doubt or any further questions please speak to me BEFORE your appointment.