PREPARATION & MAINTENANCE TIPS
The secret to achieving a perfect spray tan glow has everything to do with preparing the skin before a session and maintaining the tan after the session
BEFORE YOUR SESSION
Shower, shave, and exfoliate* your skin at least 3 hours before your appointment. Waxing should be done 24-48 hours before your appointment. It's important to give the amino acids and the pores the tie required to rebuild themselves before applying the tanning solution.'
Hydrate the skin the days before the session but not on the day of the appointment.
Do not use lotions, hair removal creams, oil-based exfoliation products, gels, or shaving creams. These can leave residue on your skin and block the development of the solution.
Do not wear an makeup, perfume, cream, sunscreen or deodorant, EVEN if these were applied earlier in the day.
Nail polish is recommended. A barrier cream will be applied on the nails to be sure they're protected from the solution.
You may wear undergarments or a bathing suit for the session. Disposable bra and panties are available for your spray tan session upon request.
Be sure to wear dark colored, loose fitting clothing or have them on hand to change into after your session.
*Exfoliation is essential to ensure that spray tan results are optimal. You should exfoliate your skin 2-4 times before your session. Using simple exfoliating soap will NOT be sufficient.
Exfoliating will remove dead skin cells from your skin. If your skin has not been exfoliated properly your spray tan may be uneven, and results may fade away prematurely and/or with spots.
AFTER THE SESSION
Do not wear a bra, socks, or tight fitting clothing immediately after the session to ensure that the solution dries evenly. Do not put back the straps of your bra or your bikini directly after the session. Be careful with the seat belt or the shoulder strap of your bag/purse.
Wait 8 to 12 hours before showering. This is the best development period. To get the full intensity of your result wait a minimum of 12 hours before showering.
Avoid activities causing sweating or contact with liquids during the development period. If it's raining or snowing outside bring long covering clothes.
Do not wear make up, cream or perfume on your skin during the development period.
If you touch yours skin by accident during the development period, wash the interior of your fingers and/or hand with a wet and soapy towel. Avoid the exterior of the fingers/hands.
If you are going to bed with your spray tan, wear long and loose fitting clothes. You can cover your hands to avoid dark stains to occur in the interior of your hands during your sleep.
Rinse your face and your body properly during your first shower to avoid the bronzer (temporary layer) to flow on your skin after your shower.
Do not exfoliate your skin while your spray tan results is still visible. Start exfoliating your skin again only when you noticed the tan is fading.
Do not wax any regions where the spray tan solution has been applied. A soft shaving can be done occasionally.
Use a gentle face cleanser. Avoid oil-based cleansers, cleansing brushes and exfoliants.
Hydrate skin every day using an appropriate hydrating cream*
Excessive sweating (while sleeping, doing physical activities) Jacuzzi, saunas, long baths may cause results to fade away prematurely.
*the minerals and petroleum oils found in most creams may affect your spray tan and using such creams may cause your results to fade away prematurely.