The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - STYLE. WAT C H - Words ka­sia ozog

WHEN IT COMES to spray tans there’s a fine line be­tween hav­ing a nat­u­ral­look­ing sun-kissed glow and look­ing like an orange Oompa Loompa.

Sun­bar at Collinswoo­d came highly rec­om­mended and hav­ing also been there be­fore for a darker tan, I de­cided to try a lighter one.

In prepa­ra­tion, you must ex­fo­li­ate first and can­not have any lo­tions, de­odor­ant or per­fumes on. Another tip is to wear loose cloth­ing and no bra if pos­si­ble.

Upon ar­rival you are given a hair­net and dis­pos­able un­der­wear. Cream is rubbed on the palms of your hands, el­bows, knees and heels be­cause the way fake tan takes to dry skin is not a good look. The tan is then sprayed on sec­tion by sec­tion.

The tan gets darker as it de­vel­ops but tones down after a shower. But the tan had taken to my hands more than I’d liked so I popped back in the salon.

The girls were lovely, ex­plained how some parts of the body take to tans more and made notes on my file.

Two days later my tan is still look­ing good al­beit is a lit­tle patchy in some parts where I’ve been wear­ing tighter cloth­ing.

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