Shower, shave and exfoliate. When selecting an exfoliant, use one that is not oil based (a lot of body scrubs are, for example Bath and Body Works). They are great for your skin but not prior to receiving a spray tan. -Apply lotion no less than two hours prior to your sunless tanning appointment. If you apply lotion and it has not fully absorbed into your skin, it acts like a barrier to the sunless tanning solution. To get the best results, your skin must be clean and dry to absorb the solution evenly and effectively. -Hydrated skin accepts color more evenly. It is always best to apply lotion daily as a general skin care regimen. -Schedule hair and spa treatments and work outs prior to your tanning appointment. -Wear loose fitting, dark clothing to your session.
Remain dry for a minimum of 8-12 hours. -Take short, warm showers using mild, unscented soap. While shaving use light touch. -Pat skin dry and moisturize with a mild lotion or tan extender. -Apply perfume to clothes and hair, avoiding skin contact.
What to Expect
Although you may feel slightly damp over the firs hour or so, feel free to go about your normal daily routine. Throughout the day, remember to stay dry and avoid touching your skin, as you want your tan to dry flawlessly. You will notice immediate color after being sprayed and you will notice your tan darkening over time. After the initial waiting period, shower lightly allowing the excess solution to wash off, baring your beautiful, golden glow! To extend the life of your custom spray tan, limit exposure to pools, hot tubs and excessive perspiration, as this may reduce the life of your tan. The solution is water soluble and will easily wash out of clothes and sheets.