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Do you use a barrier cream prior to spray tanning? - 30-05-11, 02:36 PM

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Iv noticed a few Therapists are using barrier cream on the knees, elbows etc prior to spray tanning clients.

When I'm doing research I came across a website where the therapist said "that if a barrier cream is used it's due to lack of technique or poor quality tanning solutions, and that a experienced therapist with a good tanning solution shouldn't need to use a barrier cream" is this right?
I would presume it's a good prevention method using a barrier cream, especially if some clients have extremely dry knees etc even with the highest technique used, or am I wrong here?

Iv not done any training yet I'm just reading up on past threads etc and trying to find as much information I can.

Also do you provide hair nets and sticky back feet for the soles of clients feet? I have bleached hair and would hate tan sprayed onto it.

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30-05-11, 03:04 PM

Hi there, I do supply hairnets for blonde haired clients but don't use them for clients with darker hair, I use both black towels and sticky feet depending on how many clients I'm doing in 1 night the barrier cream I find is a choice depending on the solution....personally I only put barrier cream on the palms of the hands but because of the positions I put my clients into there is never any solution going onto the palms anyway but it's just to b extra sure! Being honest I have had no problems with the solution clinging to very dry skin as I use Vani-T and it's packed full of moisturiser so doesn't really cling at all to the dry spots but that's just what I find personally lol I think barrier cream does come down to the solution and ur technique unless the clients skin was extreamly dry!!! hth xx
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30-05-11, 03:28 PM

I use barrier cream (or e45 or similar) on palms/wrists, nails, elbows, knees, heels/backs of ankles. Some people say you don't need it, others swear by it. It doesn't really matter how you feel about it as long as you are comfortable with what you are doing! I could probably do a tab without it but the cost of barrier cream to me is negligible and 'just in case' you have a client where it does cling to one of these areas and they will end up with tell tale tan marks. For next to no money it will give you peace of mind.
Re hair net, I only use these if clients have bleached hair as in platinum bleach, otherwise I don't really bother and have never had any probs. Again with sticky feet, these are more for hygiene as they will be standing on a towel in the tent, as well as stopping any excess/old tan on the floor getting on their feet.
Everyone will have different opinions and you will pick up all this info when u train
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30-05-11, 03:31 PM

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Hi there, I do supply hairnets for blonde haired clients but don't use them for clients with darker hair, I use both black towels and sticky feet depending on how many clients I'm doing in 1 night the barrier cream I find is a choice depending on the solution....personally I only put barrier cream on the palms of the hands but because of the positions I put my clients into there is never any solution going onto the palms anyway but it's just to b extra sure! Being honest I have had no problems with the solution clinging to very dry skin as I use Vani-T and it's packed full of moisturiser so doesn't really cling at all to the dry spots but that's just what I find personally lol I think barrier cream does come down to the solution and ur technique unless the clients skin was extreamly dry!!! hth xx
That's great thank you
I'm looking to use vani-t tanning solution due to no parabins etc and because it's moisturising too I'm having a trial on Sunday can't wait!

Can I ask what machine you are using I'm looking at the maximise 508 and the hvlp700.
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30-05-11, 03:36 PM

I dont use barrier creams and very rarely use sticky feet. I have a nice thick black towel and I do use hairnets on all to keep hair out of the way lol.
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30-05-11, 03:48 PM

Sorry Nenee im just jumping on your thread, i am also just starting out with tanning and am looking into barrier creams ect and would like to know where you tanning geeks best recommend to buy from? wholesalers or the web, ive been looking on the internet and the P&P on some items is horrendous xx Thanks x
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30-05-11, 03:54 PM

I dont use a brand barrier cream, I just use Aqueous Cream you can get from your pharmacist or something for a couple of quid. I apply to elbows, hands, knees and ankles and didnt seem to have any problems as yet.
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30-05-11, 03:57 PM

Hello

I use barrier cream i use vaseline moisture locking cream and it works fab :P i get it from asda and it cost me 3.00 but going to start using body butter

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30-05-11, 05:58 PM

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That's great thank you
I'm looking to use vani-t tanning solution due to no parabins etc and because it's moisturising too I'm having a trial on Sunday can't wait!

Can I ask what machine you are using I'm looking at the maximise 508 and the hvlp700.
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U will love it it's a gorgeous solution and the wear off is fab! All my clients keep coming bk for more lol there are loads of solutions available and some r very good so it down to personal choice but I have loved Vani-T since I started and would never change ) my cousin is also a Vani-T trainer so depending on ur location if u want any info u can pm on here and I will give u her details I use the maximist plus hvlp 5008 and it's brilliant!! xxx
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30-05-11, 06:34 PM

Yes any Vaseline cream or palmers cocoa butter or aqueous cream is fine. Aqueous cream is very rare to be allergic to as well. I have a bottle of Sienna barrier cream that I bought aaaages ago so it lasts forever but any shop bought stuff works just as well xx
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30-05-11, 06:48 PM

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Hi there

Iv noticed a few Therapists are using barrier cream on the knees, elbows etc prior to spray tanning clients.

When I'm doing research I came across a website where the therapist said "that if a barrier cream is used it's due to lack of technique or poor quality tanning solutions, and that a experienced therapist with a good tanning solution shouldn't need to use a barrier cream" is this right?
I would presume it's a good prevention method using a barrier cream, especially if some clients have extremely dry knees etc even with the highest technique used, or am I wrong here?

Many thanks
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That is most certainly not true and rather insulting really. I use barrier cream and I find that used on those dry areas it makes the world of difference. I use Sienna X barrier cream (though any would suffice) and wouldn't spray without it.
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30-05-11, 06:52 PM

Thanks for all the fab info everyone.

I gather and thick cream can be used for a barrier cream but the plainer the better. Do u leave it on after you have finished? I know u can get a huge tub if aqueous cream from boots for a couple if quid which is used for eczema so that should be a good one

Have any if you who use a barrier cream normally tried without and if so did you get patches etc?

Do any of you exfoliate your clients then get them too shower prior to spraying them or do you take their word for it they have dobe all the prep? I'd be worried my tan will come out patchy cause they lied about the exfoliation etc cause they couldn't be bothered. I had a manual fake bake once and they exfoliated me first then did the tan. Any thoughts on this?

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30-05-11, 06:58 PM

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That is most certainly not true and rather insulting really. I use barrier cream and I find that used on those dry areas it makes the world of difference. I use Sienna X barrier cream (though any would suffice) and wouldn't spray without it.
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That's why I'm asking this question because I would gather it's a good idea like I mentioned under the Therapists quote. I think she was trying to make other Therapists look bad because she didn't use a barrier cream and yet I have heard lots of therapist doing so. And I can see the need for a barrier cream cause I have the driest hands and I once had a St tropez spray tan and I had orange hands for weeks and sure if I had a barrier cream on that would not if been the case.

I'm sure there are different thoughts on this and some will say they use this method and others don't. I just wanted peoples reasons before I train so if it is used I know it's a good thing and why it's used
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30-05-11, 07:09 PM

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Hi ya

That's why I'm asking this question because I would gather it's a good idea like I mentioned under the Therapists quote. I think she was trying to make other Therapists look bad because she didn't use a barrier cream and yet I have heard lots of therapist doing so. And I can see the need for a barrier cream cause I have the driest hands and I once had a St tropez spray tan and I had orange hands for weeks and sure if I had a barrier cream on that would not if been the case.

I'm sure there are different thoughts on this and some will say they use this method and others don't. I just wanted peoples reasons before I train so if it is used I know it's a good thing and why it's used
I think personally it makes a big difference ive been tanned previous to learning spray tanning and i had a set line at the fingers area such a tell tale sign of a fake tan lol she put vaseline on my nail beds only.
I was trained to mask the palms,inbetween the fingers and across the knuckle area it makes such a difference u dont get that fake tan line betwwen the fingers!! And obviously any other dry area's.
I wouldnt say if u use a barrier its because u have poor technique plainly because you want the best results for your clients xx
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I think personally it makes a big difference ive been tanned previous to learning spray tanning and i had a set line at the fingers area such a tell tale sign of a fake tan lol she put vaseline on my nail beds only.
I was trained to mask the palms,inbetween the fingers and across the knuckle area it makes such a difference u dont get that fake tan line betwwen the fingers!! And obviously any other dry area's.
I wouldnt say if u use a barrier its because u have poor technique plainly because you want the best results for your clients xx
That's what I thought even though I'm not trained yet lol
When I do a manual St tropez tan on myself at home I put cream on my knees etc first

Thanks for your advice

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