For the healthiest tan, start with the healthiest skin:
Exfoliate your skin the night before. 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.
Wax before or the morning of your tanning appointment. OR Shave the morning of or before your appointment. Use a sharp, clean razor, with a lubricating product (such as shaving cream, which should be rinsed off.)
Remove or avoid wearing make-up, moisturizer, deodorant and perfume 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 nylon, lycra and silk. Flip flops are recommended to keep the bronzer from rubbing off the feet.
Maintaining Your Tan:
For the most beautiful, long-lasting tan, develop a healthy skin regimen:
WAIT 10-12 hours before bathing.
We recommend you DO NOT shave the first shower after your tan, due to the fact that razors can remove some of the formula and leave your tan looking spotty. Wait until your second shower after your tan to shave.
Apply moisturizer morning and evening after your post-tan shower. Avoid moisturizers with AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) because they promote exfoliation.
Avoid long, hot showers and baths, and scrubbing the 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.
Chlorine in swimming pools and hot tubs 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.