For the very best looking spray tan result, it is important to follow the correct prep steps before and after your Tan.
First, make sure you have washed your hair (if it needs washing in the next 1-2 days). You don’t want to be washing your hair in the same rinse off session after your tan. This may cause streaks down your back and legs.
Helpful hint: If you use a high silicone Conditioner, ensure you wash your back and legs well with soap after your have rinsed your hair. The Silicone can leave a film on your skin, and this film will prevent the tan from working - meaning streaky lines.
Hair Removal! You don't want to be shaving or waxing after your tan. As the tan is on the superficial layers of your skin, shaving will removal a layer of tan as well as your hair. Waxing should be done 24 hours prior to your tan appointment. The pores in your skin will still be open which will cause the tan solution to sit in them, causing dark spots. Come in with no deodorant or moisturiser on your skin and it's best to remove makeup although not necessary. Finally, remember to bring in loose dark clothing for afterwards. Tight clothes not only will feel awful but may rub against your skin.
Follow this easy instructions and you will walk away with the perfect glowing skin! If you do have any other questions regarding your tanning appointment, please get in touch! We will be more than happy to sort you out.
It would have to be the number one question. “Will I go orange”? Or “I don’t want to be
Have no fear! With today's technology and product research there are not many brands that will give you an orange tan. All spray tan has an ingredient called dihydroxyacetone or DHA for short. This is what gives you a “tanned” effect. The DHA works by a colourless 3-carbon sugar that when applied to the skin causes a chemical reaction with amino acids in the surface cells of the skin producing a darkening effect. DHA does not damage skin as it only affects the outermost cells of the epidermis (stratum corneum).
The formula in which the DHA is used gives various tones/bases. At Doll Face we use 2 bases. One is tinted with Green and the other Violet. These tones are used to counteract any orange tones that may appear during the developing process. We use a Green base if your skin tone is on the pink side, or a violet base if you have more of an olive or yellow undertone. The next step is choosing the solution % of DHA. The higher the % of DHA the darker the tan. The final step is the length of time you leave the solution on for. We tend to use a 2-4 hour develop solution. This way you do not need to sleep in it.
It is important to listen to the instructions your Spray Tan Expert gives you! If you leave a 2-4 hour tan on for longer than advised you have a chance of “Over-Developing” this means you have a high chance of going patchy with a brassy look!
So in short, No you shouldn’t go Orange with the correct Spray Tan solution! If you are unsure, check with your Spray Tan expert on which bases they use. (Violet is my go to)