Preparing before spray tan is crucial!What you do can mean a difference between a good and a bad spray tan.
Exfoliate before you go for a spray tan.
The spray tanning solution affects only the dead skin cells. Your skin
has a build up of dead skin cells on top of it. The thicker the layer,
the sooner it will rub off. If you exfoliate, the layer will be very
shallow, and it will take a while for it to “build up”. Your tan will
last longer. It is important to use either exfoliating glove or products
that don't contain any oils, otherwise the oily barrier can stop the
spray tanning solution getting through.
Don’t wear any deodorant, moisturizer or makeup before spray tan.
Many deodorants will stop spray tanning solution from penetrating the skin, and most will turn the armpits green. Few moisturizers and makeup products can act as a barrier, not
letting the full amount of the solution to attach itself to the skin. As soon as you've had your spray tan you can apply deodorant and make up.
Wax or shave BEFORE your spray tan.
If you need to shave or wax your legs do it definitely before and
make sure that you wash your legs after waxing to remove any wax
residue. If you shave your legs after spray on tan, you will take off
some of your tan with the hair.
If you will be sprayed with the solution containing bronzer it is
best to shave or wax one or two days before, as the bronzer gets into
the newly created pores and can give you "spotty" look. If the solution
is clear that is unlikely to happen.
Aftercare - Important!
After your tanning
session, clothing must be loose and dark in color. NO JEANS, TIGHT
LEGGINGS, SHORT SKIRTS or TIGHT SHOES!
The bronzer will rub off on your clothes but should be easily washed
Nylon, silk, spandex and wool tend to absorb the bronzer, so please
avoid these fabrics. COTTON TSHIRTS and LOOSE PANTS are the way to go!
The beautiful bronzed tan you have been waiting for takes
8-10 hours to completely develop. Be patient you will love the
After every shower, apply a great moisturizer within the first week. This is essential
to enhance the longevity of the tan. Avoid any exfoliant body washes or scrub mitts. Avoid long hot showers, baths or hot tub soaks. Excessive
swimming can fade your spray tan faster. If you have swimming in your plans, please
apply a waterproof sun block. The waterproof sun block helps protect the life of your spray
tan when in the water.
Sunscreen must be applied when in the sun. Your spray tan is not a sunscreen.
Your new gorgeous tan can last between 7 to 10 days depending on your before
and after care. Following all the before and after care instructions, will help ensure
the longevity of your new beautiful and natural tan!