PREPARATION

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).

Remove or avoid wearing make-up and DO NOT USE MOISTURISER 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. The cosmetic bronzer may rub off 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 OR SHOWER FOR 12 HOURS AFTER YOUR SPRAY TAN TREATMENT

Apply moisturiser morning and evening AFTER your post-tan shower.

Avoid moisturisers with AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) because they promote exfoliation.

Avoid long, hot showers and baths and do not scrub your skin. If you use a wash cloth when bathing, choose one that is as soft as possible. Excessive friction on the skin may fade your tan prematurely.

Avoid chlorine in swimming pools and hot tubs which can remove or shorten the longevity of your tan.

Take care when exercising as friction and excess sweat may cause your tan to fade prematurely or unevenly.