How do I prepare my skin for my spray tan appointment?
For best results, exfoliate and shave/wax the day before your appointment to rid of any dead skin cells to provide a more even surface for the spray tan solution.
Shower the day of your appointment with oil -free soap, as skin should be clean and dry before being sprayed.
Avoid scented or heavy lotions, oils, perfumes and antiperspirants the day of your appointment to avoid compromising the spray tan results.
What should I wear to my appointment?
Aim for minimal skin-to-fabric contact. Wear loose, dark clothing and if possible, avoid wearing a bra (no sports bras) to and from appointment. Flip flops are recommended. Wear hair in a hair-clip or pony tail so it will be off your face and neck.
What do I wear during the application process?
Our studio provides optimum privacy therefore you may wear little to no clothing at all. Male clients are required to wear briefs or boxer briefs. All garments worn during application will be sprayed with solution and will most likely wash clean but it’s not guaranteed. Keep in mind that you will have tan lines in the shape of whatever you wear while being sprayed. Disposable undergarments, nose plugs and hair caps are provided.
How long do I need to wait before showering after a spray tan?
This will depend on the type of spray tan you receive. You will need to wait a minimum of 3 hours before showering after a Rapid Tan, and a minimum of 8-12 hours after a Regular Tan to give the DHA enough time to fully set. Showering instructions will be discussed prior to your application.
It’s crucial to avoid exfoliating or getting any form of moisture on the skin following your treatment such as swimming, sweating, lotions or oils. For optimum results, nothing should be applied on top of the solution until it has fully processed and you’ve showered.
During your first shower, you will notice some colour wash away on the shower floor. This is completely normal as the topical layer of your spray tan is made up of bronzer which provides immediate results and gives the technician a guideline during the application process.
Gently pat your skin dry - never rub as you will remove some of your colour.
If you choose to sleep in your spray tan so that it darkens overnight, please cover your bed with dark sheets and pillow cases so that any bronzer does not stain your regular sheets.
What should I use on my skin after my first shower?
The best way to extend your tan is to moisturize frequently with fragrance-free lotions. This will ensure that your skin remains healthy and hydrated, and keep your spray tan looking fresh. Opt for oil-free and fragrance-free sunscreen as well.
What should I avoid using on my skin to make my tan last longer?
Avoid scented lotions, astringents, perfumes (directly applied to skin) and direct contact with cleaning solutions. These products are acidic and can compromise the longevity of your tan. It is also recommended to avoid chlorinated water, frequent shaving and exfoliating as this can make the colour fade faster. Once your tan has started to fade naturally, you can resume most of your regular skincare regime.