PREPARATION & AFTERCARE

How to prepare for your spray tan

Exfoliate and moisturise your skin the day before your appointment. This promotes an even coverage and lengthens the duration of your tan by removing dead skin that would otherwise flake off. Do not injure the skin by overdoing it.

If you are waxing, do this at least 24 hours before your tanning appointment. If you are shaving, do this at least 8 hours before (or shave very gently after your tan has developed using a sharp razor, with a lubricating product). Mani/pedi treatments should not be done in the 12 hours after your spray tan.

Remove or avoid wearing make-up and DO NOT USE MOISTURISER anywhere on your body as this acts as a barrier to the spray and stops the process from working properly.

Wear dark, loose fitting clothing and undergarments to your tanning appointment as the cosmetic bronzer may rub off lightly on clothing. It will wash out of most fabrics, but may stain nylons, lycra, and silks.

How to maintain your spray tan

YOU MUST NOT WASH FOR 12 HOURS AFTER YOUR SPRAY TAN TREATMENT as your tan will be developing.

Unlike most other spray tan brands, you will not look oddly dark during the development time, so you can carry on with normal life as long as you avoid water (NO washing, splashing, sweating or rain!) However the bronzer can rub off slightly during the development time, so take care with clothing and furniture. It will wash off most fabrics at 40 degrees.

You should apply a light moisturising lotion AFTER your post-tan shower and then whenever needed.

Avoid moisturisers with AHA because they promote exfoliation which will cause your tan to fade prematurely. Avoid oily shower gels and oily moisturisers. Avoid long, hot showers and baths and do not scrub or rub your skin. Avoid chlorine in swimming pools and hot tubs. Take care when exercising as friction and/or excess sweat may cause your tan to fade unevenly.

How long will it last?

Your Fantasy Tan should last 7 days (but we recommend no more than 4 days before an event if you want it to look its best).