prep | during | after
SPRAY TAN PREPARATION | BEFORE MY ARRIVAL
<3 Schedule all other beauty appointments before your spray tan session with me (facials, massages with heavy oils, waxing, brows, etc) to ensure the longest lasting glow possible!
<3 Schedule manicures + pedicures the day prior. If scheduled shortly after your tan, your tan may become uneven due to soaking, acetone, oils, lotions, etc.
<3 If hair removal is your thing, shaving and waxing before your tan is key, because removing hair also removes your tan.
<3 Any bar soaps/cream-based body washes (Dove specifically) are known to leave a residue on the skin and can create a barrier that the tan cannot penetrate through and may leave streaks. Any gel-based body wash is best. Having a fresh, clean layer of skin is ideal to spray tan!
<3 Exfoliate your skin prior to our tan session, to expose the freshest layer of your skin. My spray tan permanently colors the outermost layer, and only fades as your skin naturally. Take a super hot shower and use our exfoliating mitt and tingly peppermint body scrub to get the job done and feel fresh!
<3 Forgo any lotions or oils, prior to your appointment. These can create a barrier on the skin that the tan will not adhere to.
<3 Prepare dark, loose clothes to wear after your appointment - you want to avoid any tight straps or skin to skin contact - so I always recommend dark, loose pants and a long sleeve shirt to protect your tan as it develops.
DURING YOUR SPRAY TAN
<3 You can choose what you'd like to wear during your spray tan - whatever makes you most comfortable! Most of my clients go completely nude to avoid any tan lines, however, I will bring disposable panties with me or you can wear your own! If any solution gets on your clothes, it washes out easily in the laundry!
<3 I can setup in any area of your home, I don't take up much room at all!
<3 Your glow is completely custom - how dark, any trouble areas you'd love to even out or cover up, or any contouring you'd desire - so we will discuss that and make it happen.
<3 The session typically does not take any longer than 30 minutes - right in the comfort of your own home!
AFTER YOUR SPRAY TAN
<3 Please avoid touching your skin, contact with water, exercise, tight clothing/shoes, and rubbing your freshly sprayed tan for 10-12 hours after your appointment - this will ensure your tan will fully develop evenly!
<3 If you notice any creases, marks, or areas where the tan has rubbed off - DO NOT PANIC! it is just the color guide. It will even out after your first shower.
<3 As the tan develops you may appear to get very dark, which is not something to worry about - this is just the solution developing underneath the color guide. During your first shower, you will wash off the color guide and see the true color of the actual tan.
<3 Your tan stops developing after 12 hours. To get the most out of your sunless tanning session, wait a full 12 hours before showering.
<3 During your first shower (10-12 hours after your session) you will see solution washing off your skin - this is just the color guide - don't fear! After your first shower, gently pat dry your skin instead of rubbing with towel.
<3 The most important post tan step is LOTION! Make sure that you moisturize your skin daily with lotion. This will maintain and extend the life of your gorgeous tan!
<3 For those that love a sweaty workout, listen up! If you get a spray tan at night & leave it on for at least 8 hours, you can still wake-up & work-out. You don’t have to shower first! Your tan is settled & won’t be affected by your gym game!
<3 Swimming and soaking in pools, hot tubs, and saltwater dry out your skin and shorten the life of your tan. If you're going on vacation or planning on dipping your toes in the water, check out our retail products that easily extend the life of your glow!
<3 Be sure to still wear sunscreen when you spend time in the sun! The spray tan does not protect you from being able to sunburn.
<3 Avoid exfoliating in the shower, until you are ready to scrub your glow off!
<3 As long as your tan is cared for correctly, it should last 7-10+ days :)