How To Care For Your Spray Tan

Aftercare For A Standard Spray Tan

  • Your first shower should take place 8-12 hours after your tan appointment is completed. For example, if your appointment is at 6:00pm you should shower no later than 6:00am.
  • Shower with water only using your hands to wipe yourself down
  • Pat yourself dry with a towel and avoid rubbing too hard, this can rub off your tan.
  • Moisturize

Aftercare For A Rapid Spray Tan

  • Your first shower should take place 2-4 hours after your tan appointment is completed, depending on how dark you would like the tan to be. For example, if your appointment is at 6:00pm you should shower no later than 10:00pm. Do not leave a rapid solution on your skin for more than 4 hours.
  • Shower with water only using your hands to wipe yourself down
  • Pat yourself dry with a towel and avoid rubbing too hard, this can rub off your tan.
  • Moisturize

Caring For Your Spray Tan

  • Tips and Tricks for a Longer Lasting Tan

    1. REMEMBER TO MOISTURIZE
      Solutions are often blended with alcohol unless your using water based spray tan solutions. The idea behind using alcohol is that the alcohol will act as a fast acting drying agent to avoid the stickiness you get off oil-based solutions.  Just as the alcohol is drying out your tan, it is also drying out your skin. The more you moisturize, the longer your tan will last.
    2. Tight clothing after the service
      If your a frequent tanner you probably have noticed before some of your spray tan rubbing off on clothing. You may think that this is just the bronzers rubbing off, but with oil-based solutions this is also a strong indication that you are losing DHA as well! Wear dark loose clothing to leave with after your appointment, or avoid oil based tanning solutions all together!
    3. Rinsing off too early
      The most detrimental thing you can do to your spray tan is wash it off too early, before the DHA has had a chance to work its magic. This will result in you completely losing your tan. Make sure you follow the recommended time to rinse off given by your technician.
    4. Using products that harm/negatively affect a spray tan
      When it comes to your spray tan there are a surprising number of products that can actually harm your tan! Simple and gentle soaps, shampoos, and scrubs that have the fewest ingredients possible are the best to use. The fewer the ingredients, the less likely it is to react negatively with your tan!
    5. Ocean water/Chlorine/Excessive sweating
      After you work out, after you go for a swim, or any other activity that gets salt, dirt, or grime on your body: rinse the chlorine or salt, or whatever it is that you got into, off of your body and then make sure to apply your favorite moisturizer so that your tan can last as long as possible.
    6. Exfoliate to when you want to remove your tan

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