It is recommended your perform the following before your spray tan
Facial & Body Waxing
Exfoliate with a non- oil based, gritty scrub or exfoliant... avoid soaps like Dove
Things to avoid before your spray tan
Avoid using lotion, makeup, sunscreen, perfume or oil on your skin at the time of your appointment. Any skin additives can affect how the spray tan adheres to your skin and may cause a blotchy appearance. Makeup wipes will be provided at the time of your appointment if needed. Chapsticks, lipsticks, glosses and mascaras are okay to have on during your tan.
Immediate after care for your spray tan
Do not shower for 12-24 hours. Showering before the time frame may lighten up your color and impact the results of the spray tan.
No sweating, swimming, getting wet or exercising until your first shower after your spray tan. Doing so may cause streaks.
Do not wash your face before your first shower even before bed.
There is a bronzer in the solution, which means that you will have some color immediately after you are sprayed. The color will continue to darken as the solution develops. Your color will lighten after you shower off the bronzer. You will see color coming off in your first shower. This is normal. Your spray tan is not washing off, it is just bronzer.
Go easy around water the day you get sprayed – this includes everything from doing dishes to brushing your teeth. While you can still do these things, it is recommended that you use caution when you are near water to ensure you do not mess up your spray tan.
Long term after care for your spray tan
Pat dry after your shower. Vigorous rubbing will exfoliate your skin and your tan will not last as long.
Do not exfoliate with loufas, body scrubs, body washes or soaps with exfoliating beads until your tan starts to fade away.
Do not use scented body washes, such as Victoria's Secret and Bath and Body Works and Aveeno.
You can start exfoliating when you notice it is starting to fade and/or in preparation for your next tan.
Acne sport treatments are not recommended during the first week of your spray tan.
Moisturizing with a non-scented, alcohol and fragrance free product is suggested and helps extend the life of your tan. Spray tans typically last 4-8 days, however they can last longer or shorter than this.
Always wear sunscreen when out in the sun. Mixing a non-scented moisturizer with your sunscreen with each application. This will help extend the life of your spray tan.
Wait at least one day before going in the ocean or a pool after your tan. Chlorine may make your tan fade faster, however it is not going to remove the tan immediately.
What to expect when spray tanning
If it is raining or snowing the day of your appointment, please bring an umbrella and/or wear protective clothing - such as long pants, long-sleeved shirts and a sweatshirt.
During your spray tan you can wear a bikini, one piece bathing suit or your birthday suit depending on your comfort level or preference. If you take your bra off when you're getting sprayed, we do not recommend that you put it back on immediately after. If you need to put a bra on after your spray tan, we DO NOT RECOMMEND sports bras; however, we do recommend putting your bra on the loosest strap with the bra straps tucked in.
You will feel a little sticky until your first shower and the spray tan does have a slight odor to it – this is normal.
Try to avoid touching your skin as long as possible to prevent spotting. If you touch your skin and do not wash the insides of your hands, your palms may end up becoming stained. Simply wash your hands as directed by your spray tan specialist.
After your spray tan you should wear lose, dark clothing to lounge and to sleep in the night of your tan. This prevents smearing as your tan develops. The bronzer may get on the inside of your clothes or on your sheets. It washes out so don’t worry!