■Exfoliate, if you have the time do it every second day on the week leading up to the tan, if not the day before will also work, using a body scrub, exfoliating scrub, exfoliating gloves or loofah (paying attention to dryer areas)
■Moisturise - The day before. NOT on the day as it will leave a oilly film over the body and the tan will not stick.
■Wax or shave at least 24 hours prior to tanning.
YOU SHOULD NOT
■Wear make up
AFTER YOUR TAN
■Stay away from water, for at least 8 (10 if you can) hours
■Moisturise everyday for the life of the tan
Not to eat sardines the night before your tan as they can affect the pH balance of your skin which can affect your skin’s ability to absorb the tanning solution?
That using a product with AHA(alpha hydroxy acid) on your skin, the day before or the day of the tan can ruin a tan? Its an anti aging chemical that can be found in Nivea creams, among others.