Spray Tan Care
We are here to support you every step of the way!
This is your ultimate guide on prepping for your spray tan appointment, and how to maintain that glow.
Pre-Tan Tips - Clothing
You should arrive with loose-fitting clothes to change into immediately after your spray tan
No denim, no yoga pants, no tight bras or underwear
Ideally, wear flip flops or easy slip-on shoes that will not cause any friction
Most people spray tan without a bra. We highly recommend a strapless bra or bandeau if you feel best wearing one.
If you are currently breastfeeding, we highly recommend wearing a strapless bra
PRE-TAN TIPS - EXFOLIATING
Exfoliate at least the night before or 24 hours before your appointment. This gives your pores time to close to avoid discolouration
The exfoliator must be oil-free and made from organic & natural ingredients
An exfoliating mitt is also a great alternative (No lufa's)
Spray tanning on freshly exfoliated skin is most ideal for an even tan
PRE-TAN TIPS - SHOWERING & MOISTURIZING
Shower, Shave and exfoliate the night before or 24 hours before your appointment
Come to your appointment with clean skin. NO lotions or other beauty products
PRE-TAN TIPS - EXTRA TIPS
Complete all other beauty services first. Such as nails, waxing, facials and massages
Wax 24 hours before (or more) your appointment. Wax can stay on the skin and make it difficult for the tanning solution to hold
DO FEEL COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN, AND THE GLOW THAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE.
DON'T FEEL THE NEED TO APOLOGIZE FOR STRETCH MARKS, SCARS, WRINKLES, SIZE ON YOUR BODY. ALL ARE WELCOME. (And 100% normal)
Post-TAN TIPS - clothing
We highly encourage you to wear dark, loose-fitted clothing. Ideally, wear a long t-shirt dress & loose track pants.
No denim, no bras, no yoga pants. It is best to not wear socks after your tan.
The best shoes for your spray tan would be flip-flops or sandals. Any shoe that is easily slipped on without causing friction.
Post-TAN TIPS - Showering
Stay away from all moisture until your first shower. This means no water, no rain, no workouts, no sweat, no cleaning, no lotions, no liquid products.
Do NOT go more than 24 hours after your appointment to shower. This can cause your tan to go orange. If you have a rapid/express tan solution, shower 2-4 hours after your appointment. If you have a regular solution, you will shower 8-10 hours after your tan. Please ask your artist for more information.
When showering, be gentle. Use warm/cool water to rinse, and use the palms of your hands to rinse. Do not wash your hair!
Do not use any soap or Dove products. Avoid harsh scrubbing, hot water, bar of soap. Avoid being in the shower for too long. Shower until the water runs clear
Pat to Dry!
post-TAN TIPS - Exfoliating
Don't exfoliate until you are ready to say goodbye to your tan!
When you are ready, use an exfoliating mitt to create the perfect canvas for your next tan.
You can also use exfoliating products that are oil-free
post-TAN TIPS - Moisturizing
Moisturize with an oil-free moisturizer.
Moisturize in the AM and PM with an oil-free moisturizer.
From Day 3 onwards, you can use a tan extender as your moisturizer. Ask your spray tan artist about this!
The lotion we recommend is Hempz.
Post-TAN TIPS - Extra Tips
Avoid swimming, long showers, baths, steam rooms and saunas to preserve your tan.
Avoid harsh chemicals such as chlorine, products containing acids, massages, fashion tape, bandages, and anything else that may strip your tan
It's encouraged to avoid skin-to-skin contact. (Crossing your legs)
There is NO SPF in our spray tan solutions. We encourage you to apply SPF still if you are in the sun.