Prep & Aftercare for your Spray Tan



Preparation and Aftercare for your Spray Tan


Preparing for your Spray Tan:

Correctly preparing for your spray tan means you will get longer lasting results from your tanning application while keeping that gorgeous, flawless result for up to 10 days. These tips will help you achieve just that!

Exfoliating your skin 24 hrs before the 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 exfoliation 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.

Spray Tan Cork will supply disposable underwear, or if you prefer an old dark pair of your own will do also. We 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 we 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.

Do not 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.

Do not 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 colour 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.

If you have any questions regarding spray tanning, just drop us an email or contact us on 086 403 78 39