With Spring Break right around the corner, you might be thinking about how you’re going to look in a bikini sitting poolside after months of wearing bulky winter clothing and barely getting any sun…not a pretty sight, huh?
Luckily, there’s a solution. At Aztec Tan & Spa in San Diego, we offer organic sunless tanning, for those who are a little sun shy, or simply don’t have the time to build a base tan at the beach. In as little as one 15-minute session, you can achieve a healthy looking glow without the need for UV rays or tanning beds.
At our tanning salon, we use Sjolie Sunless Tanning products, which are some of the most popular and highly respected in the industry. Sjolie products made from naturally derived ingredients and are 100% Organic DHA. They are also vegan-approved by PETA. Our goal is to give you a glow you can feel good about, knowing that the products we are using are environmentally friendly and actually good for your skin!
Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your first organic spray tan session, and how to maintain your tan for the best-looking and longest lasting results:
How to Prepare for Your Organic Spray Tan:
EXFOLIATE: We can’t stress this enough. Make sure you exfoliate skin at least 3 to 6 hours before session in order to remove dry or dead skin. Spend a little extra time on knees, elbows, feet, and hands. This will ensure for an even tanning experience.
SHAVE: Shave at least 3 - 6 hours before your sunless tanning session.
WAX: Any waxing should be done 1 - 2 days before your sunless tanning session.
NO OILS OR LOTIONS: Do not apply oils or lotions prior to your spray tan appointment as this may result in uneven color and streaking.
MAKE-UP: Make sure to remove makeup prior to your spray tan application for best results.
During your session, one of our experienced spray tan technicians will consult with you to find out about your tanning goals. Considering your skin tone and desired level of darkness, the technician will mix a custom solution for your treatment. A spray tan can be applied on the entire body for a natural-looking glow, or it can be applied to just certain areas of the body to add definition to legs or abs. The entire process takes 10-15 minutes, and then you are on your way!
How to Care for Your Spray Tan After Your Appointment:
After your appointment, wait at least 6 to 12 hours after application before you shower. During this time, the product is still activated on your skin and will gradually be getting darker.
Don’t worry if you see color wash off from your first shower, this is normal. What you see washing off is the immediate cosmetic bronzer and what is left behind is a beautiful sunless tan.
Do not apply moisturizer until after your first shower, as this could affect the immediate reaction of the sunless solution on the skin and cause streaking.
Do not exercise until after your first shower.
Do not exfoliate skin for at least 48 hours after your sunless tanning application.
Wear only water-based sunscreen. Sunless products DO NOT contain sunscreen. Although you look like you have a tan, you will still need a sunscreen to prevent your skin from burning.
This month, we are offering special pricing on spray tans for new clients. Get one session for only $40! To learn more about organic sunless tanning, or any of the other wellness services we offer at Aztec Tan & Spa, call us or send us a message via our website.