Everything you need to know before and after your tan
Taking care of your tan is Extremely Important! The perfect tan doesn’t come without proper care before and after application.
There are 4 rules to follow when preparing for a spray tan. When these 4 rules are applied, you will experience a smoother, longer lasting tan.
Exfoliation should be part of everyone’s health regimen; however, exfoliation prior to a spray tan is especially important.
A spa grade exfoliator designed for spray tanning is recommended. If this is not available, use an oil free scrub or shampoo and loofah. This will help to avoid left over residue which can affect the tan outcome. It is best to exfoliate 18-24 hours prior to the sunless session for best results.
Benefits of exfoliating:
Removes dead skin cells allowing new cells to absorb color
Smooths top layer of skin for flawless spray tan application
Stimulates blood flow helping to promote cell generation
Please take the tanning professional advice and don’t shower too early! Showering prior to the recommended time alloted for proper develop will increase the chances of washing the solution off before the color is fully absorbed into the skin.
While your tan is still developing, remember the following:
Avoid contact with sweat or water, until your shower time.
Wear dark loose fitting clothing to avoid transfer and rub off.
If you are sleeping in the solution dark bedding is ideal and long sleeves and pants are recommended
Refrain from touching or scratching areas that have had solution applied.
HYDRATION is KEY to a long lasting beautiful spray tan; be sure you stay hydrated inside and out. Drink plenty of water and use a good moisturizing lotion 1-2 times per day.
Moisturizing is a very crucial part of the process when preparing and maintaining a flawless spray tan. Moisturize 18-24 hours prior to your spray tan session, especially after exfoliating. This will help strengthen the skin and allow for the tan to last longer and fade evenly.
Be sure you are using proper daily product in your regimens.
Your sunless product should be
Contain zero or MINIMAL sulfates, alcohol or other harsh chemicals.
Moisturizers should be water based as oil based moisturizers tend to strip the tan.
Exclude Mineral Oil and Petroleum byproducts
Get the most out of your tan
Avoid contact with chlorine. Chlorine can lead to premature fading
Pat dry rather than rubbing. Rubbing exfoliates the skin and removes the tan.
Avoid pedicures after receiving your tan.
Shaving is another form of exfoliation, shave 18-24 hours prior to session. Don’t use a shaving gel or cream