PRE-TAN PREPARATION

For the Healthiest Glow, Start with the Healthiest Skin

  • Exfoliate your skin TWO to THREE nights consecutively up until the day of your spray tan (if time allows). This promotes even coverage and lengthens the duration of your tan. If exfoliating the day of your appointment, use an OIL FREE product. Baking soda works great! Oils will act as a barrier on your skin.
  • Important areas to exfoliate well: NECK, CHEST, CREASE OF ARMS, ELBOWS, BEHIND KNEES AND FEET
  • It is highly recommended to have waxing, manicures and pedicures done at least 24 hours prior to your airbrush session. Facials should be done no sooner than a week before. Shave at least 8 hours before your session, using a sharp, clean razor with a lubricating product.
  • Be sure to have clean skin, free of lotions, makeup, perfumes or deodorant, as these act as barriers on your skin. DO NOT USE DOVE SOAP! It contains too much moisturizer.
  • Wear dark, loose fitting clothing and undergarments and flip flops post tanning session. Tights or rough clothing, such as jeans or spandex, can rub on your developing tan, resulting in an uneven appearance.
  • The tanning solution may stain silk, wool or synthetic fabrics, so these should not be worn in the first 24 hours after the spray tan is applied.

 

MAINTAINING YOUR GLOW

For a Beautiful, Long Lasting Tan…Follow a Healthy Skin Regimen

  • Wait at least 8 to 10 hours before showering and limit physical activity following your spray tan session. Do not get wet. DHA continues to react with the amino acids of our skin for up to 12 hours.
  • Apply moisturizer morning and night between spray tans. The time of year will affect your skin, therefore your tan. Keep moisturized with a lightweight lotion. Avoid products with Alpha Hydroxy Acids, since AHA’s promote exfoliation and will shorten the life of your tan.
  • Avoid long, hot showers and baths and scrubbing the skin after your tan. This can cause a tan to fade prematurely. Choose a soft wash cloth and gently pat your skin dry.
  • Shave with a new, sharp razor with a lubricating product to avoid excess exfoliation in those areas. Avoid hair removal products such as Nair, Neet, wax, etc.
  • Avoid harsh soaps, exfoliating scrubs, facial masks and products containing alcohol.
  • Chlorine in swimming pools and hot tubs can cause tan to fade prematurely. The application of thick, waterproof sun block, prior to swimming, may help reduce fading by sealing in and protecting your tan.