Tan-tastic Mobile Spray Tanning
You can expect your spray tan to last up to 7 days, depending on your skin type, preparation and post tan care.
Exfoliate your skin prior to your appointment; this can be done the same day or the evening prior. Baking soda mixed with body wash and a washcloth is a good option. Pay attention to rough areas like knees, elbows, ankles and the tops of your feet. Ideally your body should be free of perspiration, deodorant and moisturizer. If possible shower before your session. For best results, do not wear makeup. Wear attire suitable for tanning. Wear dark loose fitting clothing after your appointment. Any minor rub-off will easily wash out of most fabrics. Leather, wool and silk may stain.
After your tan is applied DO NOT wet your skin for at least 8 hours. Showering the next morning is the best option. Do not exercise or perspire excessively between the tanning and showering phase. When showering don’t be concerned if some of the initial bronzer washes off, this is normal.
Tips to Prolong Your Spray Tan
When shaving use a clean sharp razor, using hair conditioner will help the razor glide, a dull razor scrapes off more of your skin and tan. Pat dry after showering, do not rub.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize! Jojoba oil is a nice option, it can be found at many health food stores. Shea butter is also a great moisturizer.
Long hot baths, hot tubs, chlorine and saltwater can affect the tan, using a water proof sun block may help.
Drink plenty of water; well hydrated skin may hold the tan longer.
Avoid the following Products after your spray tan
Dove/Suave shower gels. Recommended: Natural gels free from parabens & sulfates
Exfoliating scrubs, use of a loofa, or scrub mitt
Makeup remover cleaning products
Hair inhibiting lotions
Toners with alcohol or witch hazel
Anti-acne products that exfoliate (salicylic acid, Accutane)
Body hair bleaching products
Wax hair removal and Depilatory hair removal products (Nair, Neet, Veet, etc.)
Retin-A type products (renova, tretinoin)
AHA (alpha hydroxyl acids-glycolic, lactic, malic, citric and tartaric acids)
BHA (beta hydroxyl acids- salicylic acid)
Band-Aid or other adhesive tapes
A women’s tan may also develop differently during hormonal changes. It may be patchy, streaky fade or produce a lighter color.