Waxing & shaving before your competition tan
Waxing or shaving should be undertaken before your spray tan to ensure skin is not inflamed and pores are closed.
Waxing - 72 hours prior to your tan
Shaving: - 48 hours prior to your tan
Waxing -24 - 48 hours prior to your tan
Shaving: - 12- 24 hours prior to your tan
Exfoliate your skin the day before
Exfoliating is an important step in the preparation process. It is recommended you get into the practice of exfoliating your skin once a week leading up to the competition.
Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells and rejuvenates the skin a vital step in the preparation process.
Exfoliate using a Black Magic Tan Xfoliating Mitt to achieve the best possible preparation. It is important you pay particular attention to dry areas such as knees, elbows and heels. Do not use any oil based scrubs as these will negatively impact on your competition tan
Getting ready for your first tanning appointment
Shower to ensure your skin is FREE of ANY product, such as: make-up, deodorant, lotions, moisturisers, perfumes or sprays. These products can create a barrier against the tan developing properly. Pat skin dry.
It is also recommend that you wash your hair at this time do not use products that contain sodium lauryl sulfates (SLS) as it can leave residue on the skin and negatively impact on your tan.
Use a clear nail polish to seal fingernails and toenails this ensures no discolouration occurs.
Bring along to your tanning session loose, dark clothing to wear after you receive your spray tan. Tight clothes can rub against your tan, leading to inferior results.
On hot days it is recommend you bring a towel for the seat of your car to prevent any bronzer from rubbing onto your car’s seats in high temperatures, Black Magic’s spray tanning solution is machine washable