Before & After
Remove all jewellery, makeup, moisturiser, deodorant and perfumes.
If any of your beauty products (shampoos, soaps, moisturisers, etc) contains silicone, make sure you thoroughly wash your body as any small amount of silicone left on the skin will come through as an area the solution will not cover. Most times it will come down in your post tan rinse, but cannot be guaranteed.
Shave 1 day before and wax 2 days before your appointment to ensure that your pores are closed, otherwise small black dots in the place of the removed hair may appear.
Exfoliate – this is the most important step to prepare your skin for spray tan. Pay extra attention to the knees, elbows and heels. Pre tan scrub products will help remove most of the dead skin cells.Shower just before your appointment to achieve the best possible results.
Wear loose clothing – preferably an oversized large dark soft t-shirt that covers you to mid-thigh. For the actual tanning session wear a bathing suit or g-string – it’s up to you opt for tan lines or no tan lines.
WINTER TANNING – Remember having a spray tan in winter is different to spray tanning at other times of the year. In winter your skin dries out and most of us are in air conditioned heating environments, which dries out our skin even more. Moisturise more than normal a good week before tanning but stop two days prior to having your spray tan, so that no residue is left on the skin acting as a barrier. Also a good idea is having a pre primer applied before the spray tan, this also helps to prolong the tan.
Do not get wet or exercise until it’s time to rinse off.
Rinse off 1 – 4hrs after application (depending on the solution used and the desired colour depth). Your tan will continue to develop for up to 24hrs. Have tepid only shower (NOT HOT!) for no longer than 60 seconds. Do not use any soap or body wash to remove the bronzer. Lightly pat dry.
Sleep as normal and have a soapy shower the next morning or afternoon. Moisturise your body, this will help extend the life of your tan. We recommend a moisturiser which contains the active ingredient DHA which can extend your tan, also choose a moisturiser that contains no oils or the ingredient SLS.
Soaking in bath or chlorinated pools will cause your tan to fade faster.
Spray tan does not contain sunscreen and will not protect you against sunburn.