THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPRAY TANNING
What tan do we use here at Enhance?
We use Sienna X products – award winning retail range that has achieved many prestigious awards, and is a favourite amongst both celebrities and beauty experts.
About spray tanning
Spray tan (sunless tan) is very safe method tan can give you the same results as spending 10-14 days in the sun, but without the harmful effects of UV exposure. This product has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for use in the personal care industry for over 30 years. Even though allergic reactions are extremely rare please be advised that if you have experienced allergic reactions to self-tanning or other beauty products, please let your therapist know.
Please not that you should consult your therapist if you are in the first trimester of pregnancy, have had an allergic reaction to tanning or any other skin care products, are asthmatic or if you have creating difficulties.
Tips for preparing for your tan & aftercare
Make sure to exfoliate using a body scrub the night before your tan. Pay attention to especially dry areas (knees and elbows). Your manicure and pedicure should be done before the treatment and all unwanted hair removed 24 hours before your tanning treatment and turn up for your treatment makeup free.
Another tip is to not use deodorant on your underarms before your spray tan. It will react with the tanning solution and can turn the golden shade into green. This is because the chemical ingredients in the deodorant can create a barrier on the surface of your skin and therefore stops tanner from doing its job. So our tip is to avoid all deodorants, antiperspirants and perfumes on the day of your spray tan to make sure you get the best results.
We highly advise that you bring loose dark clothing as well as flip flops or loose fitting shoes, as tight clothing and shoes might ruin your tan and rub parts of it off.
After your treatment we recommend that you leave the tan to develop for 8 hours. After this time, shower using body wash until the water runs clear. Be sure to pat dry gently.
For best results, avoid excessive exercise or getting wet during the stage of tan development. Keep in mind that long baths will also fade your tan quicker. To enhance your tan and prolong your beautiful golden colour, be sure to moisturise daily.
Start exfoliating 4 days after your treatment using body scrub to ensure that your tan fades evenly.
Your spray tan treatment at Enhance
On your first tanning treatment your therapist will ask you a number of questions and a consultation card will be completed.
You will then undress to your underwear (we provide disposable underwear) and remove jewellery.
Barrier cream will be applied to your hands, elbows, knees, feet and other dry areas to reduce tan absorption.
Simply follow your therapist’s instructions, spraying will take around 10 minutes.
The guide colour you see will be showered off after your development time of minimum 8 hours to reveal your natural looking Sienna X tan.
How long will my Sienna X Sunless Tan Last?
Your tan will last approximately 5-7 days depending on your daily skincare regime, everyday activities as well as how well you prepared your skin before the treatment. A sunless tan fades just like a tan from the sun – so as your skin sheds dead cells, your tan will fade. It is really important to moisture daily to make sure you can enjoy the tan for as long as possible.
If you need to tan before a special event
We recommend tanning a couple of days before your special event so that the colour has time to settle. As long as you moisturise regularly, the tan will last 5-7 days. A tan can even look better a couple of days after application because its had enough time to settle. Exfoliating a day before you plan to get your spray tan will make sure that your tan lasts longer – use a scrub in the shower to exfoliate dead skin cells and create a smooth base for your to settle into.
How to Transition Your Skin from Winter to Spring
Spring is slowly but surely approaching and it means that it’s time to talk about all kinds of spring cleaning – including your skincare. Regardless of your skin type, it needs nourishment and consistent care during the change of seasons. The transition from winter to spring can be tough on your skin and you may want to give it a little TLC after the cold, windy and dry winter months and prepare your skin for a new season to make sure it’s looking healthy, radiant and fabulous.
Our skin reacts to the changing environment – wind, heat, cold, humidity as well as being exposed to skin and dirt and it’s very important that you continue using products that your skin requires. Normally, during the dry winter months, our skin needs a heavier moisturiser and in the spring you may notice that your complexion has gotten more dull due to the build up of dry skin cells and as the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to switch to lighter moisturisers and use more sun protection (very important!).
It is especially recommended to get a facial with each change of seasons to jump start your skincare routine and give your skin all the appropriate nourishment and care. Professional facial and consulting one of our therapists who can analyze your skin will ensure that you give your skin a proper treatment that suits its needs the most. Professional facial will also help re-energise and brighten your skin giving it that fresh, healthy and radiant glow.
Here at Enhance we offer a great selection of facials that will suit anyone’s needs and skin concerns. Our luxury and massage based treatments that work with natural blends of aromatherapy, plant and marine extracts will provide long term skin care benefits.
One of our most popular facials is recently launched Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion facial. You can also read about it in our previous blog post. This facial offers a safe, controlled method of skin exfoliation that gently removes dead skin cells layer by layer. The gentle vacuum action that is part of this facial also gives an immediate lifting effect and promoted new collagen formulation.
This facial is perfect for you if you want to help remove fine lines and wrinkles, clear blocked pores, acne scarring and enjoy a treatment that brightens up and smoothens dull, tired looking complexion.
Our ESPA Personalised Facial is entirely bespoke and reveals exceptional results whatever your concern. Following a skin vision analysis which highlights problematic areas, your therapist will personalise the facial just for you. This facial also includes a deep cleanse, exfoliation, toning and to finish it off – a divinely relaxing scalp massage.
Our Advanced Enzyme Peel is powerful and highly effective facial is designed to boost cell regeneration and give an instantly smooth, radiant complexion. A deep brush cleanse is followed by an intense Enzyme Peel containing botanical extracts and Pumpkin Enzymes to deeply exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. After a soothing massage using Rose Quartz Crystals to help cool and calm, a Lifting and Smoothing Mask is applied, containing concentrated Seaweed Extracts, Argan Oil and Menthol, to give your skin a more plumped and firmer appearance.
This April we’re also very excited to introduce a new facial at Enhance Aesthetics & Beauty – Advanced Glow Facial (75 mins). It’s ideal for skin that looks a little lacklustre and needs brightening. This is the perfect in-between facial if you want something more specific than our Personalised Facial, but are contraindicated to having a peel (Advanced Enzyme Peel). This facial involves deep brush cleanse with Clarisonic, exfoliation with pro cleanser, skin analysis. Followed by skin radiance mask and hand & arm massage as well as shoulder, neck and face massage with pro serum. Then, enjoy Rose Quartz Crystal massage over the face, lifting & smoothing mask & scalp massage. This facial is finished with skin radiance/pro range products.
For more details on what is included in each of our expert facials or if you need any advice or guidance as to what would work best for your skin type, please feel free to speak at reception to book your consultation with an expert. Our free skin consultations are the first step on your skincare journey with us, where your therapist will create a bespoke treatment personalised to your needs to be sure that you achieve the best results possible.
Thank you very much for reading
Enhance Aesthetics & Beauty Team