Shower and Exfoliate well a few hours
before and DO NOT MOISTURIZE
on the day you come in for your tan. Moisturize very well one week before
Wear loose clothing, to wear after your
tan- nylons and other tight clothing or shoes may dislodge the tanning
Wear you hair back or in a pony tail.
Don't wear makeup, lotions, deodorant or
other body products before your Spray tan
Give your tan about 6 hours or longer
before showering, exercising or otherwise getting wet. Do not be surprised
when you see a bit of the immediate bronzers wash down the drain - it is
NOT your tan. Your own natural sun kissed tan will be underneath. Best
results are achieved if you ONLY rinse the skin with your first shower.
Expect products with glycolic acid or
alpha hydroxy and other "exfoliating" ingredients to also
prematurely fade your tan. These products are made to exfoliate skin and
anything that exfoliates skin will also take your tan with it. It is best
to avoid using these products until your sunless tan fades naturally.
Try to use a shower gel/cream that does
not contain any form of sulfate. Do not use a loofah for one week. It is
important to exfoliate one week after your spray tan.
Moisturize your skin regularly after
tanning - avoid Dove products or products that contain mineral oil as they
may cause early fading.
Moisturize hands, feet and legs more
often, as these areas tend to be drier, especially during winter months.
Don't spend long periods of time in the
water while having a sunless tan. Go in for shorter periods of time. Water
makes your skin soft and will make it exfoliate quicker, thereby
shortening the length of your tan.