- Exfoliate 24 - 36 hours prior to each appointment. Use a washcloth, salt or sugar scrub. Not a loofa sponge; they do not
exfoliate evenly and will result in streaks as the tan fades. I highly recommend a nylon hand glove, they are inexpensive and very thorough..
- Shaving your legs exfoliates them. There is no need for additional scrubbing. You need to shave 24 to 36 hours prior to your tanning session.
- Avoid using Dove and Dial soap products! Dove has moisturizers in it that act as a barrier. I recommend using Baby Magic bath wash. You can
mix in the sugar or salt for a scrub mixture.
- You will need to wear loose fitting, dark clothing to appointment. There is a chance the bronzer in the solution can transfer to clothing.
The solution is water-soluble and will wash out of fabrics easily, except white lycra/spandex materials.
- Women can tan fully nude or wear underwear or a dark colored swimsuit. Men are restricted to wearing swim trunks. Again, the solution washes out of everything except
white lycra/spandex materials.
- You will need to be able to pull your hair up off of your face and neck.
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- Limit physical activity for 8-12 hours following your tanning session. No exercising or anything that would work up a sweat.
- Do not shower or get wet for at least 8-12 hours after tanning. DHA continues to react with the amino acids of your skin for up to 12 hours.
- Use a tan extending moisturizer on your skin morning and night between spray tans.
- The spray tan has no sunscreen benefits so using a daily sunscreen is highly recommended.
- The time of year will affect your skin, and therefore, your tan. Keep moisturized.
- Long hot baths or long showers are great for pre-tan exfoliation, but can cause a tan to fade prematurely.
The skin soaks and softens with length of time exposed and this can speed up the exfoliation process. Only use a soft cloth for washing when you are tanned.
- Pat dry after showering or bathing…DO NOT RUB!
- Use a sharp, clean razor with a lubricating product, when shaving. Hair conditioner works well. (Avoid hair removal products ... Nair, Neet, wax, etc.)
- Avoid harsh soaps such as deodorant bar soap.
- Anti-acne products (including Retin-A type products) and makeup removal products may cause tan to fade.
- Avoid exfoliating scrubs, facial masks, and toners containing alcohol.
- Swimming in a chlorinated pool or hot tub can cause tan to fade prematurely. The application of thick waterproof
sun block, prior to swimming, may help reduce fading.