TANNING : HOW TO PREPARE

Preparing for your Tan

  • Lightly Exfoliate your skin up to 24 hours before your appointment. This promotes an even coverage and lengthens the duration of your tan by removing dead skin that would otherwise flake off. Do not injure the skin by overdoing it.
  • Wear dark, loose fitting clothing, undergarments and flip-flops to your tanning appointment. The cosmetic bronzer may rub off on clothing. It will wash out of most fabrics, but may stain nylons, lycra, and silks.
  • Skin prep: No lotions, oils, deodorants, perfumes or make up before your appointment. Your skin should be free and clear of any substance that could act as a barrier to the tanning solution.
  • Special occasions: If you are planning to get a spray tan for a wedding or other special occasion, we suggest you come in for a trial spray tan, three weeks before your special event. This allows us to see how your tan will develop and ensure you will be happy with the end result. Since our solutions contain cosmetic bronzers we suggest getting spray tanned two days before your event so that the bronzer does not stain your dress due to perspiring.
  • Sensitive skin: If you have sensitive skin, we’d be happy to do a small test spray to ensure you do not have an allergic reaction.

Aftercare

  • No showering for 8 10 hours. Ideally 24 hours would be great. This time allows for your spray tan to fully develop.
  • Apply moisturizer morning and evening after your post-tan shower. Avoid moisturizers with AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) because they promote exfoliation as well as mineral oil moisturizers.
  • After showering, pat your skin dry instead of rubbing. Rubbing accelerates exfoliation which will make your tan fade faster.
  • Avoid long, hot showers and baths, and scrubbing the skin. If you use a washcloth when bathing, choose one that is as soft as possible. Excessive friction on the skin may fade your tan prematurely.
  • Avoid chlorine in swimming pools and hot tubs, which can remove or shorten the longevity of your tan.
  • Take care when exercising as friction and excess sweat may cause your tan to fade prematurely or unevenly.