What do I need to do before I Spray Tan?
The day of your spray tan, you should exfoliate the areas of your body you wish to tan. This is necessary to remove any dead skin cells and also will help prolong your tan. If you shave or wax, this should also be done. Do not wear deodorants, make up, moisturizers or perfumes the day of your spray tan, as these can act as a barrier to the tanning solution.
What should I wear during my Spray Tan?
You can wear as much or as little as you like. I suggest wearing a dark bikini or dark bra and underwear. There is a bronzer in the solution so don’t wear your favorite--I can’t guarantee it won’t stain. You are also perfectly welcome to be sprayed topless or nude so you won’t have any tan lines. Whatever you’re comfortable with. Sorry boys, you need to at least wear underwear!
How does Spray Tanning work?
Your body is sprayed with a solution that contains DHA (DiHydroxyAcetone), a colorless sugar which reacts with the amino acids in the dead layers of your skin and over a period of several hours turns brown. There is also a cosmetic bronzer which will give you an instantly bronzed glow, but will wash off in the shower.
How long will my Spray Tan last?
Spray tanning only affects the outer layer of skin, so as your skin cells naturally shed, the spray tan will fade. Your spray tan should last 5-10 days. Moisturizing once a day or more will give you a longer lasting spray tan. However, I cannot guarantee that it will last 5-10 days as everyone skin type is different.
Can anyone Spray Tan?
Most people are suitable to have a spray tan. Pregnant women in the first trimester, those with severe asthma or with very sensitive skin refrain from spray tanning or consult a physician before spray tanning.
Is it OK for people of any age to Spray Tan?
Yes it is. However, I require the signature of the parent or guardian for those under the age of 18.
What should I do after I Spray Tan?
Follow these simple rules to have your spray tan last as long as possible…
•Wear loose, dark colored clothing after you spray tan.
•Do not shower/bathe/swim or get wet for at least 6-8 hours as this can remove some of the tanning solution before it has had a chance to fully develop causing streaks. NO PEDICURES after your spray tan!
•The first night, it is best to wear dark colored pajamas or dark, loose clothing in order to prevent disturbing your tan from fully developing and also to protect your sheets
•When you do shower after your spray tan, you may notice some brown staining in the water. Do not panic! Your tan is not washing off! This is just the cosmetic bronzer washing off revealing your tanned skin underneath.
•Avoid soaking in the bath as this will increase the fading of your spray tan.
•Avoid swimming pools and spa’s as chlorine will increase the fading of the spray tan.
•Moisturize every day (preferably twice) with a hydrating lotion in order to keep your tan longer and your skin glowing!