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Natural Living Spray Tan

Start Spring With a Fresh Glow

Winter is bowing out, making way for the South African springtime.
And there’s no better way to ring in spring than with a radiant, natural-looking tan.
However, achieving that look when the sun’s been hiding for months might seem impossible.
That’s where the spray tan comes in.
A spray tan is safer than exposing your skin to the actual sun, and quicker to apply than other artificial methods.
Also, the product uses your body chemistry to mix with the spray colour.
This means you’re left with an even tone that looks natural.
What’s more, nobody would ever guess your springtime glow comes from a bottle.


An Even Glow
From Head to Toe


The Methods

In a salon setting, you can either do the spray tanning booth or airbrush.
With the booth, you step inside and stand with your arms in the air.
Nozzles are positioned so that your body will be evenly covered with spray from all angles.
This method is super simple and takes a matter of minutes.
When using an airbrush, tanning product is applied by hand. Of course, this method runs longer than the booth.

What Can Go Wrong?

Here’s our list of spray tan fails to avoid:

Streaks: Streaks happen when too much product is applied, or when you don’t achieve an even rinse in the shower after a fresh spray.
Spots: If you shave too soon before a spray tan, the product tends to settle into the open pores. This results in a spotty appearance.
Voids: Voids occur when a body part or object blocks the spray from reaching certain areas of the skin.

The Bright Side of Spray Tans


The benefits of spray tanning are plentiful.
As we mentioned before, it’s a lot safer than lying in natural sun for hours.
What’s more, it achieves that sun-kissed glow in just minutes.
This makes it by far the easiest method for achieving an artificial tan.

When it comes to the product itself, spray tans are specially formulated to dry quickly and create less mess.
But by far the greatest benefit to a spray tan is the level of control you have over the results.
And of course, honourable mention has to go to the boost in confidence you get stepping into the season with a glowing tan.

Tanning Tips

• Exfoliate: Always scrub your entire body before a spray tan. This will avoid splotches and improve even absorption.
• Wax/shave: Get rid of all body hair before the time. Tanning product tends to build up around follicles, causing an uneven finish.
• No moisturizer/make-up: Don’t wear anything that will create a barrier on your skin. The tan won’t absorb and might even cause streaks as a result.
• Remove accessories: To prevent the void from happening as mentioned previously, remove all objects that could block the spray.
• Coat nails: By giving your nails a clear coat of polish you’ll save them from being stained by the tanning product. The residue can then simply be wiped off after.
• Loose clothing: You want to avoid tight clothes while your tan is still developing. This is because tight items of clothing can cause discolouration on your skin.
• Vaseline: A simple product that saves dark streaks and splotches. Apply to areas like lips, elbows, palms, and knees before spray tanning.

For more information about spray tans, feel free to contact us at Natural Living Spa and Wellness Centre.
Our beauty professionals have the knowledge and expertise to help you on your way to the best tan of your life.
With us you are guaranteed a look that’s as natural and healthy as it is glowing.
A perfect tan without any of the fails. Book with us today and step into spring with a confidence you’ve never had before.


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