Preparation & Aftercare of your Spray Tan

Preparation & Aftercare of your Spray Tan



Preparation and Aftercare for your Spray Tan

Correctly preparing for your spray tan means you will get longer lasting results from your tanning application and a gorgeous, flawless result so these tips will help you achieve just that!

Exfoliating your skin 24 hrs before tanning application takes place means that you will have removed all dead skin cells which will help the lifetime out of your tan.

All waxing, shaving and exfolitation MUST be carried out 24 hrs beforehand, to ensure that your pores close prior to your tanning application.

You should moisturise your knees, elbows, knuckles and any other dry or rough skin you may have the day before.

Do not apply any moisturisers, deodorants or perfumes on the day of your spray tan. It is also best not to shower or bathe directly before the treatment so best to leave a few hours between a wash and your spray tan.

I will supply disposable underwear or if you prefer an old dark pair of your own will do also. I will also supply a disposable hat for you to wear and if you have long hair you might just make sure to have a hair band to tie it up.

Once your tanning application is finished I find that it is handiest to have an old dressing gown ready to wear for awhile afterwards but some old, dark loose clothing would be suitable also.

Aftercare for your Spray Tan
As treats you at home you can easily follow the following steps to allow your tan to develop correctly.

Don’t allow your skin to get wet and avoid sweating at the gym or any other physical activity, washing hands, showers, baths and washing up!

Avoid wearing tight clothing and underwear including bra and socks.

Wait at least 8 hours before washing the excess tan off to reveal your gorgeous tan.

Don’t touch your skin and avoid physical contact.

Avoid sitting on leathers, light coloured materials and soft furnishings as these can stain permanently. Always cover fabrics before sitting on them after your tan and bear in mind that bedding can stain also so don’t use your best sheets!

Maintaining your Spray Tan

Avoid swimming as the chlorine strips the color from your skin.

Shower instead of taking long baths.

Don’t rub down with your towel after washing pat your skin dry.

Avoid any waxing or shaving treatments for at least 2-3 days if you do.

Moisturise regularly as this will keep your skin hydrated hence longer lifetime out of your tan and your tan will end up fading much better also.

Your spray tan can last up to 10 days if you follow these tan maintenance tips making it great value for money.