After Spray Tanning Tips

Spray Tan After Care TipsTanning Tips

After your appointment it will be important to follow many of the steps below to prolong your beautiful spray tan.

  • It is recommended that you do not shower for a minimum of 6 hours after the spray tan because it will  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. This also goes for not washing any makeup off your face before you go to bed.
  • Putting makeup on after your spray tan is okay, however you CAN NOT wash your face until your initial shower.
  • 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.
  • Shower before working out or sweating. Working out with the bronzer on may cause your tan to streak. We recommend rinsing the bronzer off, then working out and then taking a full shower – just so you do not have to take two full showers back-to-back.
  • 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.
  • We do not recommended wearing vinyl/rubber gloves to do housework the day you are sprayed. We recommend waiting until after your first shower to wear those types of gloves.
  • If you have small children, it is recommended that you bathe them prior to your spray tan or have someone else bathe them that day.
  • If you are wearing your spray tan to bed, we recommend wearing long sleeves and long pants or covering your hands with socks while you sleep. This will prevent the spray tan from transferring to your hands while you’re sleeping and making them extra dark!
  • If you are coming later in the day/night and you can put on the clothes that you are wearing to bed, this is useful!
  • If you take your bra off when you get sprayed, we recommend leaving it off for as long as you can after your spray tan. Sports bras are NOT recommended to wear after your tan. If you have to put a bra on, we recommend wearing a strapless bra or tucking the bra straps in.

Long Term Spray Tan After Care

  • 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.
  • Limit the shaving of your legs, as this is also a form of exfoliating. You can still shave your legs, however we do not recommend doing it daily. We do not recommended using hair removal creams, such as Nair. This will remove your spray tan!
  • The tan is not going to just disappear, you are going to notice it fading. You can start exfoliating when you notice it is starting to fade and/or in preparation for your next tan.
  • Face washes containing salicylic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide can fade or eat away at your spray tan. Your face will fade faster as you wash it more frequently. We recommend using gentle cleansers – exfoliating face washes
  • Acne spot treatments are also not recommended during the week your spray tan is on.
  • Moisturizing helps extend the life of your tan and it helps your tan to fade more evenly. We recommend using a hydrating, non-scented/fragrance-free lotion.
  • You can use any moisturizer, but moisturizers containing self-tanners are not recommended because they can have adverse effects. Any hydrating, non-scented/fragrance-free + alcohol-free moisturizer is recommend.
  • It is recommended to moisturize at least once a day, however twice a day is encouraged. You can start moisturizing after your first shower. NON-SCENTED/FRAGRANCE-FREE moisturizer is recommended.
  • Always wear sunscreen when out in the sun.
  • Wait at least one day before going in the ocean or a pool after your tan. Chlorine may cause your tan fade faster, however it is not going to remove the tan immediately.

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