The remaining days after your session:

  • The showering time after your session depends on the solution that we use. Your spray tan professional will provide you with that information during your appointment.
  • When showering, use a non-acidic body wash to avoid stripping your tan. We carry a salon grade body wash that is gentle and acid free.
  • After showering, pat dry. This will extend the life of your tan.
  • Moisturize once a day, using our salon grade tan extend lotion. This may add 2 to 3 days to the life of your tan! Bar soap, medicated shampoo, anti-aging and acne products can cause premature fading of your tan.
  • If your skin needs more hydration, use a moisturizing lotion that is non-medicated and alcohol free.
  • Do not sit in a hot tub as it will strip your tan.
  • Perspiring will cause uneven fading of your tan. If you are prone to sweat, use a sport grade sunscreen as a barrier to keep perspiration off the skin.
  • Swimming in  salt water and chlorine treated pools will cause premature fading.
  • Remember to drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside.

How to care for your tan

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Your sunless tan will only reach its full potential if you use proper care to prepare for and maintain it. Once your tan has been applied, it is up to you to keep it beautiful and long lasting. With the right care, your bronze glow will last for 7 to 10 days! This will only be possible if you keep your skin hydrated inside and out. It is very important to drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin from the inside. Additionally, you should moisturize once a day with a tan extend lotion, and as needed with a non-medicated alcohol free moisturizer.

The day before your tanning appointment:

  • Exfoliate with our gentle spa grade exfoliants or use shampoo and a loofah to remove dry skin.
  • Remember to drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside.
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The day of your session:

  • Do not shave or exfoliate the day of your session. Waxing should be done no less than 2 days before session.
  • If you shower the day of your session, make sure you do not shower within 3 hours of tan application.
  • Do not wear deodorant, lotion, perfume, or body oil. This is because the products could create a barrier between your skin and the tanning solution, which could cause uneven tanning.
  • What you wear during your tanning session is up to you. We can spray just arms, just legs, various body parts, or your whole body. 
  • Bring loose fitting, dark cotton clothing and flip flops to wear after your tanning session. The bronzer in the tanning solution may rub of onto your clothing, so wear something you are not very attached to. Shorts and tight fitting bottoms are not recommended - sweat pants work really well.
  • Avoid water, and any activity that might make you sweat. Moisture will interfere with the development of your tan.
  • If you sleep in your spray tan, wear a long sleeve cotton shirt, and long cotton bottoms.
  • Remember to drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside.
  • Go home and relax!