It’s not uncommon leaving a spray tan appointment coming out bright orange - we understand you may be nervous about getting another. Here are some tips to avoid the spray tan disaster.
Skip deodorant before the appointment. Deodorant will interfere with the spray tans absorption.
The same thing goes with moisturizer - before your appointment.
Get your wax or shave the day before your appointment. Hair removal will also remove the tan.
Wear loose clothing to your appointment. That way it doesn’t stick or stain your clothing afterward.
Avoid showering or going into a pool at least 12 hours after your spray tan.
The more you moisturize after your tan - the longer it will last. You can also use tan extender lotions.
Spray tan does NOT contain SPH. So it’s still very important to protect your skin from the sun - using your usual sunscreens.
After your spray tan, pat dry with a towel instead of rubbing it on your skin. Avoid using loofahs and washcloths for the same reason.
Spray tans get darker after application. So if you leave feeling like it’s too light -don’t worry it won’t be for long.
Exfoliate before your spray tan. Get rid of all your dead skin so that your tan looks even.
DO NOT use scented body washes or lotions after your spray tan. Use fragrance free products.
Face washes containing salicylic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide are NOT RECOMMENDED because they can eat away at your spray tan. Your face will fade faster as you wash it more frequently. Use a gentle cleanser.
Wait at least one day before going in the ocean or a pool after your tan. Chlorine may make your tan fade faster, however it is not going to remove the tan immediately.