Don’t wear any deodorant or makeup before spray tan.
Many deodorants will stop spray tanning solution from obsorbing. Some others will turn the armpits green. Some moisturizers and makeup products can actually act as a barrier, not letting the full amount of the solution to attach itself to the skin. As soon as you’ve had your spray tan you can apply deodorant and make up after 4-6 hours.
It is recommended to wear loose clothing after your spray session.
The tan needs to “set”, and the process will take about an 4-8 hours. It is best to bring clothes and shoes as loose as possible to wear after your spray tanning session, to make sure nothing rubs off.
Wax or Shave your legs before spray tan.
If you need to shave or wax your legs do it definitely before and make sure that you wash your legs after waxing to remove any wax residue. If you shave your legs after spray on tan, you will take off some of your tan during the process.
PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A SPRAY TAN SESSION:
We always recommend you shower, shave & exfoliate before your spray tan
Your skin has a buildup of dead skin cells on top its top layer. The thicker the layer, the sooner your spray tan will rub off. By exfoliating, you remove the dead skin cells and thus leave a clean canvas for a perfect and longer lasting spray tan!
It is important to use either an exfoliating glove or products that don’t contain any oils, otherwise the oily barrier can stop the spray tanning solution getting through. We would stay away from ALL BAR SOAPS and products like Dove, Oil of Olay and even certain face washes like Cetaphil, Clean & Clear or anything that is designed to dry out your skin for acne or act as oil control. It is always best to use a mild, gentle cleanser that is water based or a specific body wash designed for sunless tanning.
After your shower do not apply any lotions (if needed for extreamly dry skin use only water based moisturizers) as they may act as a sunless barrier. With our sunless booths we have pH balancing preparation sprays and or lotions available, as well as moisturizing treatments (VersaPRO only) to keep your skin smooth and healthy!
After the recommended dry time (4-6 hours) moisturizing your skin (with a water based only product) after every bath or shower will increase the life of your tan!