STEP 1: Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
*Gently exfoliate your skin 24 hours prior to your appointment. Any waxing or shaving should be avoided within 24 hours of your spray.
DO NOT USE bar soaps or products with SILICONES, OILS or MOISTURIZERS.
*USING A LOOFAH OR DRY BRUSH IS BEST FOR A PROPER EXFOLIATION!
*Avoid wearing make-up, moisturizers, deodorant, or perfume to your appointment, as this acts as a barrier and may prevent the product from absorbing into the skin evenly. Some girls don't want their face sprayed, which is fine, so makeup in this case is permitted.
*If you're planning on having your hair coloured, a manicure or pedicure, you must do this before your appointment!
STEP 2: Prepare to Bronze
*Be sure to wear dark loose fitting clothing to your appointment and no jewlery. Tight clothing can run or smear bronzers, especially around the elbows, knees, chest and waist. If you need to wear a bra after your appointment, please bring a loose fitting cotton bra, that is more stretchy and with no wires and tight straps. Please note, colour will come out of any clothing immediately after washing it, so don't be alarmed if you have some slight colour rub off on your clothing. This is why we suggest wearing darker colours.
*Don't forget to bring to your appointment what you would like to wear while you are being sprayed. Or wear nothing at all! Its totally your choice. Most girls will wear just a thong. Some will wear a bikini (just remember that you will get a lot of colour on the bathing suit). And some prefer to go nude to avoid all tan lines. It is what you feel most comfortable in.
STEP 3: Maintaining your beautiful tan
*DO NOT shower, sweat or get wet for 6-8 hours following your appointment. As with all DHA products, sunless colour begins showing development approximately 4 hours post application and contiunes to darken for up to 24 hours. Everybody's skin and skin tones are different and will develop at a different rate. We use 6-8 hours as a guideline; some clients will even wait closer to 24 hours to shower.
*It is highly recommended to get sprayed at the end of your day or in the later afternoon or early evening, when you are able to head home after and sleep with the tan on. Sleeping with the colour on will let your tan develop nicely and give you the best results.
We are here to provide you with a perfect natural looking tan so we will go over all the guidelines with you in person and give our advice as to what your timeline should be for your perfect colour.
*When first time showering don't be alarmed that you see colour washing off your body. This is the cosmetic bronzers! Shower under a warm water rinse with an oil free soap, but do not loofah, exfoliate or scrub your skin.
STEP 4: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
*Moisturizing several times a day will help to maintain your glow and extend and build colour between your sunless sessions. Moisturize using a paraben-free lotion (perferably aloe based with no oils).
+HOW DO SUNLESS/SELF TANNERS WORK?
The main active tanning ingredient used in Vita Liberata tanners is Dihydroxyacetone (also known as DHA), which is derived from organic sugar beet. Vita Liberata’s DHA is combined with pure natural and organic ingredients that condition and nourish the skin while tanning it. The DHA reacts chemically with the amino acids found in the upper epidermis (top layer) of the skin producing coloring from yellow to brown. An individual’s level of amino acids will dictate the final result of their self tan application. DHA should be left to develop on the skin between 4-8 hours for optimum results.
The intensity of the colour is dependant upon the DHA concentration in the product as well as each individual's skin characteristics.
The colour developed by the DHA usually lasts 5-7 days and begins to fade as the top layer of the skin naturally exfoliates. With Vita Liberata's phenomenal colour line, your colour will last up to 4 weeks.
*we recommend 2-3 sprays within a week's time frame for optimal results with the phenomenal line.
+WHAT DOES CERTIFIED ORGANIC MEAN?
Certified Organic beauty products require the maximum amount of organic ingredients, minimum synthetic ingredients, minimum processing of ingredients and clear labeling so that consumers can make an informed choice.
+WHY IS EXFOLIATION SO IMPORTANT FOR MY SPRAY TAN?
It is very important to exfoliate the body before your tan because this rids the body of dead skin cells and acts as a primer for the spray. Having clean, smooth, exfoliated skin, prepares the skin for maximum absorption of the colour and will give you an even and rich colour. It will also help to keep your colour lasting longer.
+WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GET SPRAYED?
Having your spray tan done in the late afternoon to evening is the best time, as you can then head home and sleep with your tan on for the night. You can shower first thing in the morning.
Giving your tan the overnight to develop, results in the best colour.
You can of course get your spray tan in the AM if this is what your schedule can only allow for, but just keep in mind you need to stay away from water coming into contact with your skin, and there should be no excessive sweating or working out while your tan is developing.
+IF I HAVE AN EVENT I AM ATTENDING OR I AM GOING ON VACATION, WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BE SPRAYED?
It is ideal to have your spray done the day before your event or your trip. Again, if your schedule can allow for it, come in the late afternoon to evening the day before and sleep with your colour on. You can then shower in the AM of the day of your event, or the departure of your trip.
+HOW LONG WILL MY VITA LIBERATA TAN LAST?
pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan will last 4 times longer than regular tans while the rest of our collection will last 4-7 days.
There are many factors that determine the longevity of your sunless tan. One being the application itself, second, the skins natural exfoliation process and lastly the skincare regime and maintenance followed before and after application.
+WHY IS KEEPING MY SKIN MOISTURIZED ESSENTIAL TO MAINTAINING GREAT SUNLESS RESULTS?
It is important to keep skin moisturized after your session, as dry flaky skin will slough faster and colour will fade sooner.
+HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
Please click here for all the necessary steps to take for before, during and after your session.
+CAN I SPRAY TAN WHEN PREGNANT?
In line with Industry Standards we advise not to use tan in the first trimester. However there is nothing in our products that would be of concern when pregnant.
+WILL THE PRODUCT STREAK?
No, our products don’t streak but make sure you prep the skin well before use, exfoliate and don’t moisturize.
+DOES THE TAN SMELL?
No, all of our tanning products are completely odorless.
+WHEN CAN I APPLY MOISTURIZER AFTER TANNING?
You can apply moisturizer once the tan has fully developed and showered off. It is important to use an oil free moisturizer as some essential oils can act as a barrier in the tan developing.
+HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT BEFORE I GO INTO A POOL?
Ideally you should achieve the depth of colour desired and then shower before going into a pool. This usually takes between 6-8 hours. Once your tan has developed you can swim but sea water and chlorinated pools may result in your tan fading more quickly.
+CAN I STILL GET A SUNTAN THROUGH MY SPRAY TAN?
Yes, you can still get a suntan and potentially sunburn through our self tans.