24-48 Hours Prior to Session:

  • Exfoliate!  Exfoliate!  Exfoliate!
  • We cannot overstress the importance of pre-session exfoliation.  Exfoliating 24 hours prior to your appointment with a body scrub will help clear away any dry, dead skin to help the tan look as even as possible.
  • When exfoliating pay extra attention to hands (knuckles), elbows, knees, ankles and feet (toes).
  • Do not use a loofah! Loofahs exfoliate unevenly and will cause streaks as your tan fades.
  • Avoid using bar soaps especially Dove, high pH shower products, or in-shower moisturizers. These products can neutralize the DHA bronzing reaction within the skin.
  • Shave at least 8 hours prior to your spray tan session. Shaving shortly before your tan can cause your pores to open and may leave your legs looking spotted or freckled after your tanning session.
  • Facial waxing and body waxing should be done at least 8 hours prior to your spray tan session.
  •  Manicures and pedicures should be done prior to your spray tan session. 

Day of Session:

  • Do not apply anything to the skin that may act as a barrier between the sunless solution and the skin. Deep penetration is the key to a beautiful lasting color. Do not apply lotions, creams, oils or perfumes prior to session. Use deodorant sparingly.
  • Remove any make-up prior to sunless application.
  • Chapstick, lip gloss, lipstick, lip balms are okay and highly recommended during the spray tan session.
  • Wear dark, loose fitting clothing. Dark clothing is recommended due to the possibility of clothing getting stained. Wearing tight clothing can rub or smear bronzers, especially around knees, elbows and waist. 
  • Wear loose fitting shoes or flip flops.

Undergarments to wear during the spray tan session

Ladies:  Panties, thongs, or swimsuit bottoms. If you choose not to wear a bra when getting sprayed, it is not recommended that you put it back on immediately after getting sprayed.  If you need to put a bra on after your spray tan, it is recommended that you put your bra on the loosest strap with the bra straps tucked in. Wearing a sports bra is not recommended. It is recommended that your top and bottom undergarments are dark colored due to the possibility of undergarments getting stained.

Gentlemen: Briefs, boxers or swim trunks. It is recommended that undergarments are dark colored due to the possibility of the undergarment getting stained.

After Session Care: 

  • You will appear much darker than the permanent/actual tan will look until you take your first shower and rinse the bronzers off.
  • You may feel sticky after your spray tan session while the tan is in the developing phase before your first shower.
  • Do not get wet for at least 7-10 hours. This includes showers, exercise, swimming, saunas, washing dishes, brushing your teeth, crying or any other activities that may get your skin wet or cause you to sweat.  Getting wet or sweating may cause streaking.                        
  • For Light to medium tans allow 5-7 hours before showering, for darker tans allow 8-10 hours before showering. Showering before time frame may lighten up your color and impact the results of the spray tan.
  • When you shower use a mild pH balancing shower gel or soaps. Do not use loofahs, body scrubs, body washes or soaps with exfoliating beads until your tan starts to fade away. AvoiD  scrubbing your skin when showering. Use cooler water because it causes less exfoliation.
  • Limit shaving your legs, as this is also a form of exfoliating.  You can still shave your legs, however we do not recommend doing it daily. Hair removal creams (such as Nair) and waxing is also not recommended because this will remove your spray tan.
  • Pat yourself dry with a towel post-shower. Do not rub!
  • Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize.
  • Applying a color extending moisturizer 1-2 times a day can extend your tan and help it fade more evenly.  We do have tan extenders for purchase!
  • Color typically last 5-10 days depending on your skin type and how you prepare and care for your sunless tan.
  • Spray tanning does not protect you from the ultraviolet radiation of the sun. So please Wear Sunscreen! A waterproof sunscreen is best for results with your tan. If using spray sunscreen, remember do not rub it in.

Things to think to about:

  • If it is raining or snowing the day of your appointment, it is recommended that you bring an umbrella and/or wear protective clothing - such as long pants, long-sleeved shirts and a sweatshirt.
  • Think about your job requirements and plan your spray tan session accordingly. Remember no sweating or getting wet.  Example if you work in a job that requires frequent hand washing you will want to plan your tanning session accordingly.
  • If you have small children, it is recommended that you bathe them prior to your spray tan or have someone else bathe them the day of your session.
  • Chlorine from swimming pools can cause your tan to fade faster so when swimming limit your time in the pool to 10 to 15 minute increments. Wait at least one day from your spray tan session to swim.
  • If you will be wearing your spray tan to bed because you can’t shower yet, we recommend wearing long sleeves and long pants to prevent the bronzer from getting on your sheets. We also recommend wearing socks on your hands to prevent the spray tan from transferring onto your hands while you're sleeping

Other miscellaneous things to avoid with spray tans:

  •  Face washes with salicylic acid and or benzoyl peroxide. 


ALL CLIENTS WHO ARE UNDER 18, WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A PARENT/GUARDIAN PRESENT TO SIGN THE PARENTAL CONSENT. PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST BE PRESENT IN THE SPA ROOM OR SITTING JUST OUTSIDE OF THE SPA ROOM. NO EXCEPTIONS.  IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, BREASTFEEDING OR HAVE ANY OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS PLEASE CONTACT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER TO DISCUSS IF SPRAY TANNING IS RIGHT FOR YOU.


PLEASE INFORM US IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, BREASTFEEDING OR HAVE ANY OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS.

**IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL US!!! 




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