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Spray Tanning Tips

For the most flawless spray tan results, proper exfoliation, proper spray tan application, and application of a moisturizer or tan extender (with DHA) is essential.

Exfoliation removes excess oils and dead skin cells to prepare skin to accept a sunless tan.

Moisturizing prolongs the skin renewal cycle, resulting in a longer lasting sunless tan.

Follow spray tanning tips below for the most flawless, longest lasting tan ever.

Before Spray Tanning



  • Deodorants, make-up, perfumes and lotions should be avoided as these can act as a barrier and inhibit the development of your tan.
  • Thoroughly exfoliate with an exfoliating scrub or a loofa towel or mitt the night before.
  • Any hair removal should be done 24 hours prior to your tanning session.
  • Wear dark, loose fitting clothing to your appointment as tight clothing can rub the tan off in some areas.



After Spray Tanning



  • Do not shower or exercise for 8-10 hours after your tan. Shower with a body wash or shower gel (preferably SLS free). Bar soaps are not recommended. When you shower for the first time, you will see a brown residue wash off. This is the temporary bronzer or color guide that was applied.
  • When showering, use hand instead of washcloth or loofa or mitt. Pat dry with towel instead of rubbing. Do not shave with a dull razor.
  • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize twice a day for maximum color retention. Starting about the third day, alternate with a tan extender. Hydrated skin makes your tan last longer and slows down the process of natural skin exfoliation. Alcohol based products are drying to the skin and can cause tan to fade quicker and unevenly.
  • Avoid anything that can exfoliate your skin such as long, hot baths, soaking in hot tubs, exposure to chlorinated water, hair removal products, acne products, masks and scrubs, skin renewing products or exfoliating gloves and sponges.
  • When swimming or soaking in a hot tub, use a thick waterproof sunscreen to help seal tan in. This will slow down the fading process.
  • Do not sit directly on leather or light colored seats or furniture after your tanning session. A towel is recommended.


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