How to prepare for & maintain your Tan
wax or shave at least 8 hours prior to your spray tan. This time frame
allows your skin to recover,and your pores to close after waxing, if
you don't allow 8hrs (24hrs is better) you run the risk of your pores
collecting small amounts of solution and tanning - the result is a
Attend your appointment freshly showered and exfoliated. No moisturizers - No deodorants or perfumes. - No
make-up at all. - All of these will act as a barrier & will stop
your tan getting through to your skin.
Thoroughly exfoliate prior to your appointment. Your tan will be even and you will get a longer lasting result if you
thoroughly exfoliate, concentrating on any particularly dry areas. For
best skin results exfoliate the skin 2-3 days consecutively prior to
the spray tan.
It is up to the individual as to how little clothing you wear during
your spray tan appointment. If you prefer no tan lines, feel free to
tan in your birthday suit. (Minimum clothing for Men applies - boxers
or briefs) However do keep in mind that if you choose to wear something
to cover up, you will have tan lines.
Bring loose fitting clothing and footwear, to wear after your spray
tan. Also bring something to keep your hair tied up and away from your
face and body during your session. Tight clothing, denim jeans
especially will damage your tan before it has a chance to develop.
Socks and runners are not recommended. Also to preserve your tan, it is
advisable to leave your bra off after tan application. Remove all
jewellery prior to your appointment, this will have to remain off until
after your first shower.
Avoid any strenuous
exercise or perspiration activity immediately after the spray tanning
session, as this will affect the process. Do not apply any creams or
deodorants until after the first shower. Avoid any water contact on the
skin until after the first shower. Water contact stops the tanning
When driving home after your spray tan application, your tan will be dry enough to wear your seatbelt.
DO NOT SHOWER for at least 8 hours after your tan application, unless
advised otherwise, as your tan needs this time to fully develop.
After your tan has developed, shower as usual and apply a moisturiser.
This will help prolong the life of your spray tan. It is normal for a small amount of colour will wash off
during the first shower. It's just the instant bronzer, not your tan.
Avoid Chlorinated pools, spas and excessive heat such as a sauna as
this will dramatically accelerate the fading process. Chlorine is a
form of bleach, which accelerates the process of your tan fading. Avoid
shaving or waxing following the spray tan application as these
processes remove the very top layer of the skin, removing the tan in
that area. Shaving can cause the tan to look patchy. If you need to
shave after your tan, ensure you have a fresh razor and shave lighty,
avoid dragging the razor against your skin excessively.
Apply a good quality moisturiser twice daily! Doing this slows down the
natural skin's exfoliation process extending the life of your tan. The
more moisturiser you apply the longer your tan will last. We want you
to have your spray tan for as long as possible!
Remember that dry skin, long showers / baths, and chlorine in pools will all shorten the life of your tan.
After showering, always pat the skin dry. Do not rub.
Your tan will last between 7-10 days depending how well you look after it.
Your spray tan does not offer you any sun protection - please ensure
you take sufficient steps to prevent sun damage. It is absolutely ok to
apply sunscreen over your spray tan, when exposing your skin to the
If it is
raining on the day of your spray tan, wear loose but protective
clothing to cover the entire body to ensure it does not come in contact
with the rain. We have found a light tracksuit and umbrella sufficient
to protect in most circumstances.