Vita Liberata self-tans are foolproof, so they are perfect for even the novice tanner. But we’ve all had that ‘tanning the back’ issue if there isn’t someone handy to help out, and a professional spray tan is the best way to guarantee every inch of your skin is evenly sunkissed for that big event or holiday.
If you’re considering getting your glow from a local Vita Liberata salon or spa, there are a few essential tips that will ensure you get the longest lasting, natural-looking tan.
So read on for all you need to know for a flawless skin finish!
Preparation is key
Shower and exfoliate on the day of your tan using an oil-free body scrub such as Super Fine Skin Polish. Avoid using shower lotions that contain essential oils or moisturising cream as these can create a barrier to the tan activation.
Hair removal (waxing/shaving) should be done no closer than 24 hours prior to tanning session as this will open pores which can then trap the tinted guide bronzer on your skin.
Don‘t wear makeup, deodorant or any skin products to the appointment and avoid moisturising completely for 24 hours prior to your tan as this can block the tan result and cause streaks.
Vita Liberata spray tan will dry instantly on the skin and shouldn’t transfer too much onto clothing, but for the best tan, wear or bring loose, dark clothing and flip-flops (avoiding string vest tops and anything that clings to the skin). If the tan does transfer onto your clothes, washing as normal will remove any bronzing.
Look after your tan
Following your spray tan, avoid wearing a bra and don’t put your hands in water or get the skin wet as this will affect the development of the tan.
Try not to touch your skin with the palms of your hands as this area should remain completely untanned for a realistic, natural-looking tan result.
Don’t wax or shave for 24 hours following treatment as this removes layers of skin and will remove the tan too.
Moisturise twice daily following the spray tan. Only use products that don’t contain essential oils as these oils create a faster fade. We recommend Vita Liberata Moisture Boost Body Treatment as it is specially designed to enhance your tan.
If you want to keep your sunkissed glow, book a follow up appointment for around 7 days later. Your tan will gradually fade over the week in preparation for your top up!