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So what is contour tanning and who needs it?

Contour tanning is not all about spraying abs on a person, it’s about creating definition, shadowing, highlighting and blending.

Your body will look leaner, more toned and sculpted. A contour tan will…

– define and enhance your cheekbones, neck and jawline

– accentuate collarbones, shoulders and give more depth to the breasts

– give more definition to the back, stomach, waist and abs

– define and enhance muscle tone on arms and legs

– give you a mini butt lift (Kim KW is a huge fan of bum contouring)

– help you to look slimmer in minutes… even more so than a regular spray tan.

                  Pre-tan checklist

 

 

  • Exfoliate and moisturize 24 hours before you apply your appointment, paying particular attention to elbows, knees, ankles and problem dry areas.
  • Wax or shave at least 48 hours prior to treatment time. This allows the pores time to close. This will help avoid dark dots in your pores!
  • For the entire 24 hours before your appointment avoid using bar soaps, high pH shower products, oil based products or in-shower moisturizers. These products may act as a barrier against your skin and can prevent the fast acting tanning agents to develop.
  • Before your appointment, make sure your skin is clean and dry. Keep in mind that too much moisture causes tanning products to slide right off the skin. Don’t apply moisturizing lotion except in light amounts on your knees and elbows — the areas where tanner generally absorbs too much. This helps stop these areas from getting too dark.
  • Don’t apply moisturiser, perfume, deodorant or makeup on the day of application. This may cause discoloration or a patchy tan result that won’t last as long.

             Post tan checklist

 

 

  • After letting the tan develop for 1-3+ hours, shower quickly for 45 secs, with lukewarm water. The brown bronzers will wash away, while the fast tan actives continue to work and deepen over the next 24 hours. Do not use hot water – it stops the development of tan actives during the development time. This is a common mistake people make, especially in the colder months. Once you shower, you can wear your favorite clothes, go out of the house and definitely not stain the bed sheets.
  • Use plain water, don’t use shower gels, scrubs, shampoos or loofah during the first 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Pat your skin dry. Do not rub or scrub your skin.
  • Moisturize everyday after your tan. Using a gradual tan product will keep your skin hydrated while also topping up the color of your tan for longer lasting results.
  • After day 5, exfoliate with a soft body polish on a daily basis, to help your skin absorb even more moisturizer and keep it looking and feeling gorgeous. This also helps the tan fade naturally, rather than in patches.