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It’s the month of love; whether that be self-love or love for your significant other! Whatever your plans are this Valentine’s Day nothing feels better than a glowing tan for the ultimate confidence boost! Here are our top sunbed and spray tanning tips for the perfect Valentine’s tan.

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Sunbed Top Tips for Valentine’s Day

Want to get deeper and darker results from your sunbed sessions in the run-up to Valentine’s Day? Here are our top 5 tips to boost your tanning results this February.

Tip 1: Exfoliate before your sunbed session. 

Gently exfoliate your skin at least 24 hours before your sunbed session, this helps to remove dry or dead skin cells. Dry and dead skin cells can affect your tanning journey and slow down your results as they reflect the UV rays.

Tip 2: Keep your skin hydrated from the inside out

One of the best ways to keep your skin hydrated is to ensure you are drinking plenty of fluid. The NHS Eatwell Guide recommends that you should aim to drink between 6 and 9 glasses of fluid a day. 

Tip 3: Use a UV lotion

Always use a UV-specific lotion in your tanning sessions. These lotions can help to boost results by up to 50%*! Packed with ingredients that not only help enhance tanning results and support the skin’s natural melanin production but also help to nourish, hydrate and rejuvenate your skin. 

Tip 4: Keep skin moisturised

You should always aim to keep your skin moisturised and hydrated throughout your tanning journey. Using a rich, nourishing moisturiser will help keep skin hydrated. Dehydrated skin can start to feel dry and may look tired and dull. Grab a bottle of Hemp Nation Tan Extender in-store for the perfect partner in your tanning journey. 

Tip 5: Review your session frequency

Session frequency will vary whether you are looking to build or maintain your tan. Speak to a member of our team in-store for a FREE personalised tanning plan to help achieve the ultimate golden glow!

Spray Tanning Top Tips for Valentine’s Day

Booked your spray tan in time for Valentine’s Day? Here are our top tips for a flawless finish and long-lasting results!

Tip 1: Gently exfoliate and moisturise before your spray tan

Exfoliating and moisturising your skin at least 24 hours before your appointment will help to remove dry or dead skin cells, creating the optimal surface for the spray tan to adhere to and helping to prevent your spray tan from going patchy or uneven.

Tip 2: Shave or wax a minimum of 24 hours before your spray tan

If you plan to shave or wax before your spray tan you should do this a minimum of 24 hours before your appointment. 

Tip 3: Do not use any moisturiser, cosmetics or deodorant on the day of your appointment 

On the day of your spray tan, do not use any soap, deodorant, cosmetics or lotion of any type on your skin as they can act as a barrier when the spray solution is applied and may cause an uneven spray. Make sure to wipe your skin down to remove any residual moisturiser before your morning shower and shower/ bathe with clear water only.

Tip 4: Apply barrier cream at your appointment 

Immediately before your session, you will need to liberally coat your hands, elbows, knees and feet with barrier cream, paying particular attention to the nails. These areas soak up spray tan a lot more than other areas due to the difference in the skin’s structure so using barrier cream is vital. Free barrier cream will be provided at your appointment. 

Tip 5: Allow your spray tan to fully develop before showering or exercising

Allow 6-8 hours for your spray tan to develop its optimum golden glow before showering or exercising. You may wash your hands only after 2 hours. 

Now you know all of our secret tops it’s time to get your tan Valentines ready – book your next sunbed session or spray tan online today 

*Source: Australian Gold