Spray Tan

Express Mist is St Tropez most advance tan yet. The formulation contains fast acting ingredients that absorb quickly into the skin while intelligent shade technology allows you to select your depth of colour by choosing when to shower. 

Wash and wear in just 1 hour for a sunkissed glow or leave on for longer for a darker finish to suit your skin tone.
* leave on for 2 hours for a golden-blonze tan.
* leave on for 3 hours or more for a deeper, darker result...

Having your spray tan professionally applied guarantees perfect results for those occasions when a tan is a must. Eight hours and a shower later, you will look as though you’ve had a two week holiday in the sun! The perfect way to achieve a natural healthy bronzed look. It's no secret that all around the world, tanners are switching off their sun beds, throwing out their self tanning creams, avoiding the harsh sun and converting to the new and unique concept of spray tanning. You will be amazed by the fantastic results so come in and give it a try. A seamless all over body tan in just 15 minutes.

Why book in for a Spray Tan?

No dirty patches

No streaking

No orange effect

No premature ageing

No UV skin damage

How spray tan works?

The specially made airbrush atomises the "Sun Spray" into a cooling vapour onto the skin ensuring an even application. One of the active ingredients in the Sun Spray, Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), causes a chemical reaction with the amino acids on the outermost top layer of skin to produce a bronzed tan-much like the sun does but without UVA and UVB damage to the skin. With absolutely no sun exposure at all, the tan usually lasts between 4 - 10 days. The way the tan fades and the length of time it lasts is dependent on how each person naturally loses his or her skin. Regular moisturising is essential to prolong the duration of the tan, especially during hotter months or in dry climates.

Prior to and on the day of your spray tan:
In the morning of your tanning appointment (or the night before) you should exfoliate your entire body. Exfoliation will remove dead skin that would otherwise flake off and helps to promote even coverage and lengthen the duration of your tan. When you exfoliate, pay particular attention to the lower half of your legs, knees, ankles, top of feet, toes, elbows and knuckles. You may use an exfoliating lotion, face cloth, scrubbing mitt or loofah. Use a pumice stone on feet if necessary.

Shaving or waxing:
It is best to shave or wax at least 24 hours before your spray tan appointment. We are unable to offer any waxing treatments on the same day of your tan. Waxing during the life of your tan will remove it - therefore we recommend that you do not wax for at least 7 days after the application.

Cremes and lotions:
Do not apply moisturisers or use any roll-on deodorants until after your post-tanning shower (see below), lotions can act as a barrier and prevent the Sun Spray from contacting with the skin. The same applies to your face and the wearing of make-up.

What to wear?
Wear loose fitting clothing, preferably a sundress, along with sandals to your tanning appointment. Plan to spend about 30 to 40 minutes at the salon. The actual tanning takes about 15-20 minutes but you will need to allow about 10 minutes for drying time. Wear a dark coloured costume or garment of your preference. The Tanning System solution washes out of most clothing very easily, but tends to stain light nylon materials.

Following the application:
Immediately following your tanning application, for at least 5 hours, you should:
Not wash your hands or wear tight clothing.
Not exercise. Perspiring immediately after tanning alters the chemical reaction of the sun spray.
Not swim or immerse yourself in water.
Not apply moisturiser.
Not wear shoes or socks after your tanning session if your feet sweat. The sweat can turn your feet yellow or orange - sandals are a good choice.
Due to the reaction of the active ingredients with the amino acids of the skin, some clients, based on their particular body chemistry, notice a "starch" smell on their skin shortly after their tanning application. This will disappear with the post-tan shower.

Post-Tan Shower - Wait at least 8 hours after your tanning application before showering or bathing. Need to allow enough time for the reaction to take place - the longer the better. Do not be alarmed if you see colour washing off the first time you shower as this is just the surface colour application. skin will continue to tan as the self-tan reaction works on your skin.

Maintainance of you Tan:
Apply moisturiser, morning and evening, after your post-tan shower. A well hydrated skin is essential in maintaining a longer life to your tan.

Note: Lotions containing Alpha Hydroxyl Acids are used to increase exfoliation, therefore their use will accelerate the fading process of your tan.

Side effects?

The major side effect reported so far is that people became more attractive after the spray otherwise there are no known harmful side effects reported from the use of the Spray Tan, and it is a safe alternative to the harmful effects of tanning in the sun or on a sun bed. In fact all the active ingredients have been FDA (Food and Drug Administration, USA) approved. A very small percentage of people are allergic to DHA and may break out in red spots. If you have reacted badly to sunless tanning lotions before, please advise us prior to your tanning session, and advise us upon your return. We always recommend that you have a trial run 4-6 weeks before any important occasion, in the rare case of allergies or unexpected results.


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