The most common questions we get from our clients
Waxing should always be completed 48 hours prior to your glow up. shaving should be completed the night before using a razor with no moisture strip!
Use an exfoliating mitt to remove dead skin and old tans 24 hours prior to your glow up. avoid loofas & oil-based body scrubs, as they can leave a residue!
SPA TREATMENTS & NAIL SALON VISITS
Always leave your spray tan for last! Facials, Massages, and Mani/Pedi appointments should be completed the day prior to your spray tan. This is to avoid oils, lotions, or any other barriers applied to your skin. Oils, lotions, acetone, and soaking can not only cause a barrier to your skin prior to your spray tan, but if completed days after, it can strip your spray tan and cause it to look blotchy.
Shower using gel-based body wash the night before your appointment, do not shower day of! ABSOLUTELY NO DOVE SOAP! Avoid using bar soaps, cream-based body wash, high pH shower products, in-shower moisturizers or any products containing petrolatum, petroleum jelly, mineral oils, or parabens. These products can neutralize the DHA bronzing reaction or leave a residue creating a barrier that the tan cannot penetrate through, causing streaks.
NO LOTION/DEODORANT/BARRIERS DAY OF
Keep Your Canvas Clean on Glow Up Day! Avoid using any lotions, oils, deodorant, perfumes, or makeup the day of. These products can create a barrier that the skin is unable to adhere to.
WHAT TO WEAR
Wear dark, loose-fitting clothing with open toed sandals to avoid messing up your tan! It is normal for the cosmetic bronzer to rub off slightly on your clothing, but it will wash out!
PRIOR TO RINSING
Do not get wet or sweat until your initial rinse. leave the dishes, working out, applying liquids/lotions/makeup for after your first rinse.
LOOK, BUT DO NOT TOUCH
Touching yourself during the development process can cause the tan to transfer to unwanted areas, like your palms.
INITIAL RINSE & FUTURE SHOWERS
Rinse at the designated time provided by your spray tan artist, to avoid overdevelopment. Your first rinse should be with lukewarm water only. rinse until the water turns clear. Avoiding loofas and washcloths will increase the longevity of your tan. It is best to use your hands in areas needed. Natural soaps and lotions that are free of sulfate, mineral oil and artificial fragrances will be the best for your glow! ABSOLUTELY NO DOVE SOAP, as it will strip your tan. For the best results, ask your spray tan artist about our sunless safe soap and extenders!
MOISTURIZATION & HYDRATION
Keeping your skin moisturized and hydrated is the key to maintaining your spray tan. Your moisturizer should be free of mineral oil and sulfates. Tan extending lotion containing DHA can be used as the tan starts to fade, but not before day 3. Increasing your water intake will promote an even fade as well as keep your skin hydrated, allowing your spray tan to last longer.
Hot showers, baths, saunas, excessive sweating, and long periods of swimming in the pool or ocean will fade your glow quicker. When swimming, take quick dips and be sure to moisturize after! Spray tan solutions do not provide protection from the sun. don't forget to apply your SPF!
While these guidelines are 100% necessary, we do understand that mistakes happen! If you forget to follow a tip and see anything, don't panic! Message us for tips and we will attempt to walk you through touch ups.