We’re always getting asked for product recommendations from our spray tan clients, keen to keep their spray tan looking on point for longer. So when I saw Skinny tan had released an aftercare range designed to care for your tan, whilst not adding any further colour (no DHA), I couldn’t wait to put it to the test!
First thing to mention about Skinny Tan, the online offers are amazing! Also as a brand they also sit nicely within our own business ethics, being vegan friendly, cruelty free and no nasty ingredients in their products. Big tick ✔️
There are three products comprising the no DHA aftercare;
*Cleansing Moisture Wash
*Moisture Hit Body Lotion
*Melting Moisture Body Balm
These are currently on a introductory offer, plus I got a free gift (exfoliating mitt) and at the checkout I was offered the Body Glow Skin Blur for £5, which was a no brainier!
Delighted to receive my goodies, my first instinct was to open and sniff everything....sure I’m not the only one that does this! The aftercare range has delicate and pleasant scent.
For experimenting, I’ve used Minetan X20 spray tan solution, a shade of colour I love but doesn’t usually last more then five days on me. I’ve taken pictures; pre-tan, the following day, after rinsing off the guide colour and one week later to show the results of using the Skinny Tan aftercare.
FYI - I am a regular gym user and I have showered daily using the Cleansing Moisture Wash, moisturising afterwards with either the body butter or the body lotion.....I personally prefer the body butter, as I love how nourishing and hydrating it feels, however it takes a while to sink in, so the lotion was perfect for those in a hurry moments. I did pop a little extra butter on elbows, knees and feet before bed.
Did it make a difference? Yes, my tan was still looking good by day seven! Slightly faded, but even. In fact it wasn’t till around day nine I Decided to remove my old tan and prepped ready for my next tan. The aftercare range definitely helped my tan last longer.
The Skinny Tan aftercare gets the thumbs up from us 👍
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Achieving the perfect wedding glow.....
Let's face it, a natural looking tan looks amazing next to a white Wedding dress! And although it is possible to get a good finish with DIY at home products, when it comes to your Wedding day you want it to be perfect, and a professional spray tan guarantees that.
Its all in the prep....
Before your spray tanning professional even picks up that spray tanning gun there is a few vital things you need to do to get the best tan possible. Start exfoliating twice a week, paying special attention to knees and elbows, and moisturising daily to get skin in tip top condition, which will ensure an even tan. Don't ignore your feet, this area needs TLC too! DIY Pedicure's or treat yourself to a professional service. Soft smooth skin makes for a great tan!
Does this shade look good on me....
Just like you would have a hair trial or makeup trial we highly recommend having one or two tan trials.
Its a bit like when you shop for a foundation, you generally need to try a couple of shades, maybe even a few and if your anything like me, will check the shades against natural day light and in a variety of different settings just to be sure.
Finding the right spray tan shade is much the same, you will want to see which shade suits your skin tone best and a different range of lighting and we recommend taking a few pictures of you in your tan to see how how it photographs. You could also stand next to the groom for a picture, do you stand out? Unless your beloved is also tanning, you don't want to look like you've been on holiday without him.
A good tanning professional will stock a range of tanning solution shades to choose from, and will be able to mix and match! So if you want your legs darker, your face lighter its no problem. It's about tailoring to give you the perfect finish for you on your wedding day.
The main thing to remember is to be honest with your tanning professional, the whole point of the trial is to get it right before the big day, so your wedding can run smoothly and how you envisaged.
It's a good idea to have your spray tan trial forty eight hours before you have your make up trial as you will be able to get a better idea of the finished look.
Spray tanning and other beauty treatments.....
Its important to create a schedule for any beauty treatments you are planning to have in preparation for your wedding as not all treatments are compatible.
The best time to have your spray tan is usually forty eight hours before the big day, although you may find from your trial you prefer day three. Keep note from your trail of which day you liked your tan best and use that as a guide for scheduling your wedding beauty prep.
Any waxing, exfoliation, massages, facials, eye brow lash/tinting, manicures or pedicures should be carried out twenty four hours prior to your spray tan as they will cause the tan to fade, discolour or go patchy.
It's also advise not to use any DIY tanning products for the two weeks before the Wedding day to avoid any product build up.
Turn it into a party....
There's no need to tan alone, especially when there's been to be members of the bridal party that will probably also want a golden glow. Your trials could be tied in as part of the hen party too.
Tanning the dress.....
Although many modern solutions are designed not to rub off onto clothing, it can't be guaranteed that you won't get some tan marks on the inside of your dress. The most likely area's are the under arm and cleavage area. It does tend to be down to sweating. To help stop the tan from transferring onto the dress a bit of talc on these area's before getting into the dress is recommended. You can also spray a little hairspray on the under arm and cleavage area of the dress to act as a barrier.
Take it on the honeymoon......
With good aftercare you can expect your tan to last around seven to ten days. Perfect if you are jetting off somewhere sunny after your wedding.
Keep your tan well moisturised with an oil free moisturiser and remember to use sun screen as most tanning solutions do not contain any SPF protection.
After four/five days you can gentle exfoliate any area's that may have started to patch, like knees or elbows and if you wish top your tan up with a bit of moisturiser containing DHA.
There are many daily tanning products available to buy, it's recommend to buy a good quality....slightly more expensive one. Firstly as the shade is more likely to have golden hues as opposed to orange and secondly, its less likely to have that burnt biscuit smell that comes with less superior tanning products.
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