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What do I do before my session?
Planning is the key to a great spray tan result.  If you want a great bronze for an event or a special day, you should schedule your session to take place 2-3 days prior.  To give your spray the right amount of time to set, it's best to not make big plans for the duration of the 9 hour setting time.


The night before your Tan

  • Shower thoroughly and exfoliate, this will remove dead skin, and provide a smooth surface for your tan to ensure even coverage and lengthen the duration of your tan.
  • Any manicure or pedicure should be done at least one day before the day of your tan.
  • If you are using Dove products please stop using them at least two days before your tan and for the duration of the tan (7-10 days). Dove soap and Dove lotions leave a film on your skin that leads to a blotchy tan.
  • Shaving and waxing should be done the night before.
  • Moisturize after your shower, but not the day of your tan.


The day of your Tan

  • Bring in dark loose fitting clothing and flip flops. Tight fitting clothing worn on a fresh tan can rub the solution off and leave your tan patchy.
  • Do not apply any lotions, deodorant, or makeup before your session.


What should or shouldn't I do after my session?

  • Do not shower or sweat excessively for the next 9 hours (Over night if possible) after your tan. This allows your tan to fully develop it’s color.
  • Do not shave for the first 24 hours after your spray and first shower.  If you MUST please use a fresh razor.
  • Use hand sanitizer to clean your hands (palms only) during the developing time.
  • Avoid using moisturizers and applying deodorant during developing time.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing, socks or shoes for at least the first 9 hours of your tan. Tight clothing could render your tan splotchy.


How long will it last?
If you prepared your skin well, and follow these spray tanning tips, you can very well maintain your spray tan for 7-10 days. 

  • Stay hydrated and moisturize twice a day. Avoid using Dove body care products and Aveeno lotion.
  • Avoid long/hot baths and showers.  Hot temperatures open your pores and will release the tan more quickly.
  • Avoid swimming pools, hot tubs and seawater, as these can reduce the length of your tan.
  • Try to use a fresh razor every time you shave during your tan.
  • Pat your skin dry after every shower

Here are answers to some common spray tanning questions to help you feel confident and excited about your upcoming appointment

Common Spray Tanning Questions 

How does spray tanning work?

A Professional Spray Tan Artist consults with you so that you can achieve your desired result.  The proper solution will be selected and then your skin will be prepped with a Ph Balance spray to create the perfect base and lengthen your spray tan results.  You will be instructed on how to pose during your session to ensure no areas are missed.  The application takes about 10 minutes and then you will "air dry" for about 2 minutes before getting dressed in your loose clothing.  The tan effect will be noticeable due to the liquid bronzer that is apart of the DHA solution.  

What's DHA?
DHA is a colorless sugar derived from plants such as sugar beets. It has been used to treat medical problems such as skin-pigmentation disorders for more than 50 years. It's also been approved by the U.S. FDA for cosmetic use for decades. It was first used in a tanning product by Coppertone in the 1960s, although that early attempt tended to turn people orange. DHA products have improved since then, partly because the refining process is better.

DHA has an enzymatic reaction with the amino acids in the outer layer, or epidermis (stratum corneum), of the skin, causing the dead skin cells to turn temporarily dark. By contrast, the sun's rays and the UV lights used in tanning beds penetrate into the deepest layers of skin. That's why they cause lasting damage.