Air-Brush Tanning: The genuine brown
streak-free tan applied personally and dried within 20
minutes in a booth with air filtration, lasts up to 7 days.
Attending exfoliated, without moisturisers or make-up but
with loose fitting clothing aids your tan. Full aftercare
guidance provided during your visit.
Full Body Application £20.00
7 days later Re-Application £12.00
With 3 different solutions to choose from you tan has never been so easy
Classic - Classic goldes tan with a 8 hour development
Express - Was off between 1 to 3 hours, The tan will still develop the full 8 hours whilst you continue with your day
Dark - Dark golden tones with an 8 hour development
spray tan works
- The specially made airbrush atomises the Spray into
a cooling vapour onto the skin ensuring an even application.
One of the active ingredients in the Sun Spray,
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), causes a chemical reaction with the
amino acids on the outermost top layer of skin to produce a
bronzed tan - much like the sun does but without UVA and UVB
damage to the skin. With absolutely no sun exposure at all,
the tan usually lasts between 4 - 10 days. The way the tan
fades and the length of time it lasts is dependent on how
each person naturally loses his or her skin. Regular
moisturising is essential to prolong the duration of the
tan, especially during hotter months or in dry climates.
Booking for a "double application" ensures an even longer
lasting and more natural looking tan and offers a cost
saving. Scroll down for more information.
Prior to and on the day of
- In the
morning of your tanning appointment (or the night before)
you should exfoliate your entire body. Exfoliation will
remove dead skin that would otherwise flake off and helps to
promote even coverage and lengthen the duration of your tan.
When you exfoliate, pay particular attention to the lower
half of your legs, knees, ankles, top of feet, toes, elbows
and knuckles. You may use an exfoliating lotion, face cloth,
scrubbing mitt or loofah. Use a pumice stone on feet if
Shaving or waxing
- It is best to shave or wax at least 12 hours before your
tanning appointment. We are unable to offer any waxing
treatments on the same day of your tan. Waxing during the
life of your tan will remove it - therefore we recommend
that you do not wax for at least 7 days after the
Cremes and lotions
Do not apply moisturisers or use any roll-on deodorants
until after your post-tanning shower (see below), lotions
can act as a barrier and prevent the Sun Spray from
contacting with the skin. The same applies to your face and
the wearing of make-up.
What to wear
fitting clothing, preferably a sundress, along with sandals
to your tanning appointment. Plan to spend about 30 to 40
minutes at the salon. The actual tanning takes about 15-20
minutes but you will need to allow about 10 minutes for
drying time. Wear a dark coloured costume or garment of your
preference. The Tanning System solution washes out of most
clothing very easily, but tends to stain light nylon
Following the application
St Tropez Tan have eliminated most problems associated with
self-tanners, however, a few stubborn challenges remain.
Immediately following your tanning application, for at least
5 hours, you should:
your hands or wear tight clothing.
exercise. Perspiring immediately after tanning alters
the chemical reaction of the sun spray.
or immerse yourself in water.
shoes or socks after your tanning session if your feet
sweat. The sweat can turn your feet yellow or orange -
sandals are a good choice.
Due to the
reaction of the active ingredients with the amino acids of
the skin, some clients, based on their particular body
chemistry, will notice a "starch" smell on their skin
shortly after their tanning application. This will disappear
with the post-tan shower.
least 8 hours after your tanning application before
showering or bathing. You need to allow enough time for the
reaction to take place - the longer the better. Do not be
alarmed if you see colour washing off the first time you
shower as this is just the surface colour application. Your
skin will continue to tan as the self-tan reaction works on
Maintenance of you Tan
Apply moisturiser, morning and evening, after your post-tan
shower. A well hydrated skin is essential in maintaining a
longer life to your tan.