There is a lot of confusing information out there with regard to tanning, colour bases, tips, bronzers, gradual tan…read on to demystify all the information and what it actually means.
Firstly..the colour that is sprayed onto you in treatment doesn’t really give an indication to what you will look like once you are developed. It is more of a colour guide to help the tanner see that they are giving you an even coverage. Some brands have darker colour guides than others but that doesn’t mean your tan will be that dark.
A good tip that I always recommend to clients when you are being sprayed with a tan that has a dark bronzer..when you have your shower..ensure that you rub your hands gently all over your body to remove all of the bronzer (using no body was, soap or other product as this can interfere with how your tan develops by changing the skin’s pH). If you just let the water run over it it can leave lines…they can be washed out but better to avoid in the first place.
What is a colour base? Basically what a colour base does is counteract tones in your natural skin to make the result of your spray tan look better. The most common ones are
Green Base (we use this in our Moroccan Original Formulas) – This is particularly good for people with that very fair skin with pink undertones – the green cancels out the pink tones in your skin giving you a more golden looking tan.
Violet/Purple Base (we use this in our Moroccan Rapid Formulas) It is very well suited to golden undertones..it helps to counteract that tone so the tan doesn’t turn out too yellow.
There are a number of other bases but these are the main two that we use. Our newest tan is a mixed base so that means it is suitable for all skins.