pre & post tan

pre-tan prep

  • Exfoliate your skin 24 hours before your appointment. 

This is the most important step! 

If exfoliation is skipped or not done properly, the solution will be applied

to dead skin cells that will shed causing discoloration and blotchiness.

If you exfoliate too close to your appointment there is a chance that

the solution will sit on the surface of your pores resulting in tiny brow dots.

   Recommended Exfoliators: 

 Soap and Glory - Flake Away,  The Scrub of Your Life

Norvell - Exfoliator Body Scrub, Revive Skin Refining Scrub

Coffee Scrubs

Recommended Exfoliation Tools:

Exfoliation Gloves

Dry Brush

 

  • If you are showering the day of your appointment, 

allow at least 5 hours in between your shower and your tan. 

 Your shower should be a warm water rinse only without any products. 

  This ensures that the skin will be fully dry and there are no lingering products 

    that can act as a barrier and prevent the proper absorption of the solution.

 

  • Hair removal should be done 24-48 hours before your appointment.

 (shaving, waxing, hair removal cream, etc.)

    If you shave or wax too close to your appointment there is a chance

  that the solution will sit on the top of your pores resulting in tiny brow dots.

  • Schedule all beauty services 1-2 days before to your appointment.

      (nails, facials, massages, waxing, brows, lashes, etc.)

         A spray tan is the last thing you do on your beauty prep list.​

  • Do not apply any products to your skin the day of your appointment.

         (make up, lotion, oil, deodorant, perfume, etc.)

        These products create a barrier that prevents the proper absorption

      of the solution and can cause discoloration and blotchiness.

       Deodorant will cause green discoloration under the arm pit area.

 

  • What you wear during your session determines your tan lines.

        Recommended Clothing During Your Tan:

         Bathing suits, strapless bra, pasties, underwear, thongs.

 

  • Wear or bring loose-fitting dark clothing to put on after your tan. 

      Solution does come off of most clothing and fabrics when washed.

        Recommended Clothing After Your Tan: 

      Sweatpants, sweatshirts, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, loose dresses.

 

  • Avoid wearing tight fitting clothing after your tan.

(leggings, yoga pants, tank tops, work out clothes, jeans, etc.)

        These types of clothing will rub against your skin 

     and interfere with the absorption process of your tan.

        No bra should be worn after unless one was worn during your session.

 

  • Flip flops, slides and slippers are best to be worn after your tan.  

       Socks, sneakers and boots can cause discoloration on the feet and ankles.

 

  • If there is a chance that it will rain or snow on the day of your tan, 

please have an umbrella and/or jacket with a hood.

post-tan aftercare

  • Avoid contact with water and refrain from activities that may cause you to sweat.

 

  • Avoid touching any part of your body until your first rinse. 

           This can result in the staining of your palms and fingertips.

 

  • Your first shower is a rinse using warm water only. 

     Don't use soap, hair products or hair removal creams when rinsing.

When rinsing, you will see some of your color coming off which is normal.

       Rinse until the water in the bottom of your shower becomes clear.

  • Signature and Organic Solutions:

       Please wait 8-10 hours before rinsing for the best results.

       

  • Rapid Solutions:

     Please wait 2-4 hours before rinsing for the best results.

    Do not leave the Rapid Solutions on for longer than 4 hours.

 Your rinse time will affect the color outcome.

   2 hours for a light tan

   3 hours for a medium tan

    4 hours for a dark tan 

  •      After you shower pat your skin dry, do not rub!

               You want to continue to pat dry after each shower and any time you get wet.

  • You can shower regularly 24 hours after your rinse.

 

Recommended Body Wash: 

Shea Moisture, Hempz, Norvell pH Balancing Cleanser, Puracy Natural Body Wash,

La Roche-Posay, Cetaphil, Summer's Eve Simply Sensitive Cleansing Wash, 

Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap, Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

Recommended Face Wash: 

La Roche-Posay, Cetaphil, CeraVe

Recommended Moisturizers: 

Shea Moisture, Hempz, Norvell Body Butter, La Roche-Posay, Cetaphil, CeraVe,

 Alba Very Emollient Unscented, 100% Pure Coconut Oil, Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Recommended Sunscreens:

Sun Bum, Coola Suncare, EltaMD, La Roche-Posay, 

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer, L'Oreal Alcohol Free Quick Dry,

 Australian Gold Botanical, Alba Very Emolliment (Fragrance Free)

  • When shaving, use a new razor, be gentle and avoid shaving cream.

  • Moisturize twice a day after your first rinse and stay hydrated!

  • Perfume, body and bug sprays that are applied 

          directly on the skin can cause discoloration and fading.

         Instead, apply to clothing or spray into the air and walk through.

  • These are key factors to maintain your spray tan for 5-10 days!

  • For the best results and a long lasting tan, 

         I recommend avoiding or limiting the use of the following 

        ingredients, products and activities for the duration of your tan:

*AHA's, BHA's, Retin-A type products

        *Anti-Aging Products and Spot Treatments

*Bar soap, Dove Products, Victoria's Secret Products and Bath & Body Works Products

*Sulfates, Parabens, Alcohol, Witch Hazel, Fragrances, Baby Oil, Mineral Oils, Essential Oils, Petroleum

*Exfoliating Face and Body Scrubs

*Makeup Removers, Oils and Balms

*Waxing and Hair Removal Products 

*Aerosol sunscreen

*Band-Aid's and Adhesive Tape applied to skin

*Use of a loofah, exfoliating mitt, washcloth

*Extended submersion in the ocean, hot tub, swimming pool, and hot baths

*Excessive exercising and sweating