In order to achieve a flawless tan, pre and post tan care is extremely important. First of all, tanning professionals have to know what their clients want the results for – is it to feel more confident while wearing a swimsuit, is it for a particular event or is it for some other reason? Having a lengthy chat prior to tanning can be extremely helpful for nailing the important points and advising clients about post-tan regimen to follow. The following points will help tanning professionals in ensuring that their clients go back happy and satisfied with the procedure –
How To Match The Right Tan To Each Client
The best way to go about this is to follow The Fitzpatrick Skin Classification system and then choose the DHA. Because of innovations with tanning, there isn’t any need to follow the “one size fits all” approach. For extremely pale skin tones, 6% light DHA is recommended. For fair skinned people, 8% medium or 6% light DHA is recommended. For brown eyes and no freckles, 12% intense or 10% medium DHA is recommended. And for the darkest skin tone, 12% intense DHA is recommended. Apart from this, professionals can use DHA drops or No DHA bronzing drops as well.
How To Prepare Clients
The skin of the client needs to be prepped before the tanning procedure and this shouldn’t be done on the day. It should begin at least 2 days before the procedure and must include a rigorous routine of exfoliation and moisturising.
How To Avoid Streaks
In order to avoid streaks, some preventive steps have to be followed. There is a tan activation period during which it is important for the client to stay dry. Thus, they should avoid all activities which cause excessive sweating. They cannot shower or be exposed to moisture in any way. Also, deodorants, perfumes and moisturisers should be avoided right after application.
How To Maintain Post-Tan Glow
The tan can be maintained for longer by using tan boosters. There are body polishers and moisturisers that can be used twice every week for maintaining the tan. Moisturising also helps a lot.
How Often To Top Up The Tan
Depending on the tan and skin type, the colour starts wearing off after a few weeks. It might be prudent to top up after that.
Tanning professionals should always advise their clients on how to make the tan last for longer and how to avoid streaks. This can lead to happy clients.