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Tanning

Get your golden glow on

Treat yourself to a perfect Wax Monkey tan. Our tanning guys and girls will help you choose the tan that best suits your skin tone, skin type and the event you’re getting ready for.

We offer full or half body tans and will provide post tanning care tips to make sure your golden glow remains in mint condition for as long as possible.

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Pre-tanning care

Prepare your body

Prepping your skin can for a spray tan can make all the difference for a perfect result. With these tips and tricks, getting a spray tan or applying self tan products will help you keep your golden glow for longer:

  • Exfoliate and moisturise 24 hours before you have a Wax Monkey spray tan or apply self-tan, paying particular attention to elbows, knees, ankles, and problem dry areas.
  • Wax or shave at least 48 hours prior to treatment. This allows the pores time to close. Dotting in pores may appear if shave within the 48 hours.
  • For the entire 24 hours before tanning avoid using bar soaps, high pH shower products, oil-based products or in-shower moisturisers. These products may act as a barrier against your skin and can prevent the fast acting tanning agents to develop.
  • Before tanning, make sure your skin is clean and dry. Keep in mind that too much moisture causes tanning product to slide right off the skin. Don’t apply moisturising lotion except in light amounts on your knees and elbows — the areas where tanner generally absorbs too much. This helps stop these areas from getting too dark.
  • Don’t apply moisturiser, perfume, deodorant or makeup on the day of application.

Post-tanning care

Extend your glow

  • Wear dark loose clothing; tight clothing or underwear may cause marks. Wear loose-fitting shoes.
  • When the developing time is up, shower quickly for 45 seconds with lukewarm water. The brown bronzers will wash away, while the fast tan actives continue to work and deepen the tan.
  • DO NOT use hot water –  it stops the development of tan actives during the development time. This is a common mistake people make, especially in the colder months.
  • Use plain water; don’t use shower gels, scrubs, shampoos or loofah during the first 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Once you shower, you can wear your favourite clothes, go out of the house and the bed sheets won’t stain. Your tan will develop into a natural tan without the hassle of fake tan staining and smell.
  • Pat your skin dry. Do not rub or scrub your skin.
  • Moisturise every day after tanning. Use a gradual tanner every few days so the tan is continually being topped up and your tan lasts longer.
  • After day five, exfoliate with a soft body polish on a daily basis, to help your skin absorb more moisture and keep it looking and feeling fresh. This will also helps the tan fade naturally, rather than in patches.