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Christmas is coming…. Time to Prep!

Achieving a perfect party season spray tan without mistakes is easy when your skin is properly prepared for the treatment. Your spray tanning appointment itself is quick and can be completed in as little as ten minutes, however if your skin is not properly prepared, then is when mistakes can happen.  Preparations can be done in advance and will smooth out the skin to give the best base for an even and flawless.

1. Buff away dry skin before treatment with a gentle exfoliator. This will make your tan last much longer by revealing new skin.

2. Wax at least 24 hours before treatment, ideally 48 hours before to allow the pores to close.

3. Shave at least 24 hours before treatment and apply a rich moisturiser to replenish dry skin.

4. Moisturize the day before, ideally overnight. This will prevent dryness and provide the perfect tanning base.

5. Rinse off any products, perfume, oils, moisturizers and make up before attending your spray tanning appointment with a gentle body wash.

6. Dark, loose cotton and jersey fabrics and dark underwear without tight waistbands are ideal to wear before and after your spray tan. Some of the guide colour can be easily removed by tight fitting clothing so it is best to keep clothing loose.

7. If you are new to spray tanning, a patch test before your treatment is always recommended to ensure the tanning formula is suitable for your skin. Also now is a good time to chat to your therapist about what depth of tan you would like. Here at Ellie Moores we use the brand Solglo .

8. Take some hair ties along with you if you have long hair to keep the back of your neck and shoulders free.

9. Flip-flops are also the recommended footwear, as long as it’s not raining!

10. Applying nail polish to fingers and toes will help to protect the nails from any discoloration from the tanning product.


To book your christmas party spray tan appointment now just call Ellie on 07882564162 , and leave me a message 🙂


Why you should definitely get a spray tan before your next holiday

Those first few days of stepping out into the sun, uncovered for the first time in a year, glowing , brighter than Casper the friendly ghost , can be terrifying. So surely a quick spray tan before your flight is the best option?

Most people when telling them you are getting a tan before your  holiday wince in horror. ‘But won’t it go streaky in the pool?’ ‘What if you come back paler than when you leave?’ ‘Can you tan through a fake tan??’

There are a lot of myths surrounding pre-holiday spray-tanning, but the facts are you will come back even more golden, and contrary to the copious warnings, your tan wont go streaky…… So what are you waiting for ? book in today for your pre- holiday glow 🙂