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how to prepare for A spray tan

Here's the scoop on getting the best glow. Spray tans are a two way street. proper preparation and aftercare are essential to achieving and maintaining your gorgeous glow. please review the steps listed below prior to your appointment. We highly recommend checking out our products to get the absolute most out of your custom spray tan! Following these simple spray tan tips will ensure your tan looks great and lasts!

We carefully avoid alcohol based solutions and use the highest quality products packed with skin loving, hydrating ingredients. This results in a much more seamless fade and natural looking spray tan. 



Should I exfoliate before I get a spray tan?

• shower/shave and Exfoliate at least 4 hours before your appointment. This gives your pores time to close and get skin in an optimal state. Ideally shower and exfoliate the night before with an oil free exfoliant. If you must shower right before your appointment finish off with a cold rinse to close the pores.

What is the best way to exfoliate?

• check out our washable exfoliating glove! excellent for tanning prep & to help easily remove tan once the fading process has begun. (reuseabale.washable/bleach-able)


on the days leading up to your spray tan moisturize and drink lots of water. however you do not want to apply any moisturizers on your skin the day of your appointment. this will create a barrier between the solution and your skin resulting in a much lighter tan.



What kinds of clothing should I wear?

  • Bring loose-fitting dark clothes to change into immediately after your spray tan

  • no jeans, no tight leggings or yoga pants

  • ideally flip flops or slides in the summer and fuzzy "ugg" type boots in the winter

Quick tips on tanning aftercare

When Can i shower?

  • depending on the solution and depth of your tan- anywhere from 2-8 hours. THIS WILL BE  A WARM WATER RINSE ONLY. no soap/no lotion until the next day. when showering throughout the life of your spray tan- do not exfoliate. gentle washes with a spray tan safe body wash is recommended. do not exfoliate until you're ready to say goodbye to your tan. avoid steam rooms, saunas, long hot showers.

what Can I wear?

  • avoid tight clothing until after your first rinse. heavy workouts with tight clothing can rub off and fade parts of the tan.

when can i moisturize?

  • try to wait about 12 hours after your tan (post rinse). using soap/lotion prematurely will top the dha from fully developing to the desired color. after 12 hours you will want to moisturize with an oil free moisturizer or use our holy grail shower oil. this will hydrate & protect your skin causing the tan to last much longer.

avoid skin to skin contact before your first rinse!

For more detailed questions & Answers head over to our FAQ PAGE!

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