Proper prep and after care is vital

The result and longevity of your tan is 50% the skill of your artist and 50% your prep and after care habits. Let's see how to maintain that flawless glow!

TAN CARE

 

PRE-TAN

How to prep for a spray tan?

  • Shower and exfoliate from head to toe (especially areas that tend to be dry) the evening prior to your session
  • Any hair removal (if applicable) is to be done 24-48 hours prior to your spray tan
  • We recommend avoiding the use of retinol and/or salicylic acid products for 1 week prior to your tan session
  • Any beauty appointments including: facials, mani/pedis, lash fills, etc should be completed PRIOR to your tan appointment and not on the same day. *Pedis are especially important to complete on a day BEFORE your tan appointment due to the oils/exfoliation during treatment. 

TIPS for perfect prep: 

  • Exfoliate using a rough scrub and/or a washcloth with warm water
  • Don't forget to exfoliate face neck, elbows, knees, hands, and ankles
  • If you find an older spray tan is still holding on - have a bath and soak prior to completion your exfoliation 
  • Do be sure to hydrate by drinking water and applying a thin layer of your favourite body hydration product right after your exfoliation but REMEMBER: NO LOTION THE DAY OF YOUR TAN SESSION.

DAY OF TAN SESSION

  • Rinse at least 4 hours prior to your tan session. If you are not able to, please do not shower within 4 hours of coming this creates open pores on the skin making for less than ideal application 
  • Please come to your appointment without any lotions, oils, or makeup on the skin. We will provide you with a wipe if you need to remove a small amount of makeup or deodorant prior to your tan session
  • Wear or bring loose fitting dark clothing for after your tan session. Our solutions are water soluble but we do recommend darker clothing just in case. 

 
POST-TAN

How to maintain your spray tan for lasting results?

  • Avoid all sources of water during your processing time (before your initial rinse)
  • Plan to relax (physically demanding tasks that may make you sweat etc) until after your initial rinse
  • Do not wax or exfoliate following your spray tan application
  • Moisturize twice daily and hydrate from the inside out with H20. Our Beauty Oil or Body Silk are wonderful options.
  • Avoid excessive use of chlorine pools and hot tubs for longevity of your tan
  • Always use SPF protection to avoid damaging your skin
  • You can use our organic rose water Tan Spritz to revive the fading tan on your face or other areas on the body or to boost the colour. It is a client favourite!!
  • DO NOT use Dove products or any harsh soaps with alcohol as a high ingredient
  • Avoid working out for 24 hours following your spray tan session
  • When you see an area of your tan coming off, gently begin exfoliating to remove and prep skin for next session