Spray Tan Instructions

Proper preparation is imperative to a flawless spray tan. Please reference our mandatory instructions below before booking your spray tan appointment.

 

Instructions

Preparation and Aftercare

Preparation and aftercare are the make or break to a perfect faux glow.

Pre-preparation

1-3 Days Prior

  • In the days leading up to your tan begin exfoliating your skin during each shower or bath.

    • Spend a little extra time on knees, elbows, feet and any areas dry skin accumulates.

    • We recommend using exfoliating gloves for optimal results.

  • If you are removing a previous spray tan, apply oil prior to bathing to soften your skin and aid in removal.

  • Begin applying oil-free moisturizer a minimum of twice a day.  Hydrated skin is key to a successful spray tan.

  • Any body hair removal should be completed at a minimum of 24 hours in advance. This allows your pores to close.

  • All hair and nail appointments should be scheduled prior to your tan.

Preparation

Night Before or Same Day

  • The night before or day of your tan shower and exfoliate your entire body thoroughly.

    • Spend a little extra time on knees, elbows, feet and any areas dry skin accumulates.

    • We recommend using exfoliating gloves for optimal results.

  • Any body hair removal should be completed at a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

    • This allows your pores to close, reducing the chance of solution collecting in them and the appearance of dark pores.

    • If you must shave closer to your tan, a cold rinse after your shower may aid in closing the pores.

  • Do NOT apply moisturizers, deodorants, antiperspirants, oils, or makeup to your skin after you shower.

    • These products can create a barrier, preventing the absorption of the tanning solution and effecting the tan development.

    • We provide makeup remover for your convenience.

  • Nude is normal or you may choose to wear a dark snug fitting garment to tan in.

    • Any tan lines created will remain for the life of the tan.

    • Consider your clothing and activities for up to 14 days when deciding on tan lines.

    • We provide disposable g-strings for your convenience.

    • The solution washes out of most clothing very easily, but may stain light colored synthetic materials.

  • Wear dark loose fitting clothing and loose shoes after your appointment.

    • Do not wear light colored or tight fitting clothing.

    • We recommend clothing that provides full coverage to protect your developing tan from weather, kids, pets, and unexpected mishaps.

Aftercare

After the Tan

  • Rapid Development and Ultra Dark tans, we will advise you individually on when to shower. Our general recommendations are:

    • Rapid-Light ​- 2 hours

    • Rapid-Medium ​- 4 hours

    • Rapid-Dark ​- 6 hours

    • Ultra Dark - 8-12 hours

  • Bronze Organics and Perfectly Clear tans, wait 12 hours before showering.

  • ​Before your first shower DO NOT:

    • Get wet

    • Sweat

    • Swim

    • Apply any products

    • Wear light colored or tight fitting clothing

    • Sit with your skin directly on light colored leather or fabric seats

  • Your first shower should be a rinse only.

    • The cosmetic bronzer in the solution will ​rinse off.

    • ​Rinse each part of your body until the water runs clear.​

    • If you see streaks or uneven patches, rinse again. This is just bronzer that's been left on.

  • Moisturize using oil-free lotion.

Prolong

Prolong your Tan

  • Moisturize twice a day with oil-free lotion, after you shower or get wet and again before bed.

  • Avoid oil products.

  • Pat your skin dry and avoid exfoliation.

  • Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. Dehydration will ruin your spray tan.

  • Always wear extra protection in the sun.

  • Chlorine and salt water may dry your skin and cause your sunless tan to fade faster.

  • Avoid long exposure to water, hot baths and hot tubs.

If you still have unanswered questions please reference our FAQ page or send us a message.