BEFORE & AFTER TANNING INSTRUCTIONS
Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Your tan will be gorgeous if dead skin cell layer is removed prior to your tan. The smoother your skin, the better your tan will look (and it will last longer too!) Stay away from oil-based products because this can create a barrier layer which can prevent the tanning solution from penetrating the skin properly.
Wax/shave your legs/underarms before your tan. Shaving should be done 8 to 24 hours prior to your tan and waxing must be done at least 24 hours prior, preferably 48 hours. This allows your skin’s pH to return to normal and gives your pores a chance to close so they don’t appear spotty after your tan.
Avoid deodorant, make-up, perfumes or moisturizers before your tan. Our technicians will provide makeup remover wipes if you need them. Some deodorants may turn your underarms green. Moisturizers and perfumes may act as a barrier keeping your skin from absorbing the solution.
Bring loose-fitting clothing (don’t forget your flip-flops!) Your tan will take about an hour to set so it is best if your clothing is loose fitting to ensure nothing rubs off. Please note, your tan will be dry within minutes so you can get dressed right away.
Avoid contact with water for the first few hours to ensure a longer-lasting beautiful tan. Our regular solution can be rinsed off (no scrubbing and no soap!) after about 7 hours. If you requested our rapid tanning formula, you may rinse off after 2 hours for a light tan and 4 hours for a dark tan. Do not leave the rapid tanning solution on for longer than 4 hours. Your tan will continue to develop over the next 24 hours.
We recommend you wear clothing that is dark in color, loose or baggy. The cosmetic bronzer in our solutions may rub off on your clothing but should be easily washed out. Tighter clothing may cause the tan to rub and develop unevenly. Nylon, silk, spandex and wool tend to absorb the bronzer so please avoid these fabrics, if possible.
Avoid bar soap. We recommend a mild body wash to help extend the life of your tan.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! The use of a non-oil based moisturizer after every shower is essential in keeping your tan glowing and beautiful.
After your spray tan avoid exfoliating, hot showers and baths. Excessive swimming and even sweating can fade your tan faster.
Even though your spray tan looks exactly like a real tan you can still get sunburned!! Make sure you always use sunscreen. Your spray tan is not a “base tan”.
Your tan can last between 7- 10 days depending on before and after care.
Warning: Consistent tanning may lead to excessive smiling and confidence.
Questions? Please call THE SPA, (828) 772-1672. Text or call Heidi, (828)989-8896
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