We’re beyond excited you’re coming to hang out with us soon. But before you get our bronze on, be sure to read up on all of our tanning tips and FAQs below—this will ensure you get your best glow yet. Have a question you don’t see here? No worries! Feel free to contact us ahead of time. Otherwise, one of our amazing Spray Tan Specialists will be happy to answer any questions you might have once you arrive.
Waxing, shaving, manis and pedis should all be done prior to your tanning session.
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Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! Here’s the 411: Our airbrush tanning solution only affects the layer of dead skin cells on your body. The bad news? The thicker the layer, the sooner the spray tan will rub off. The good news? If you exfoliate prior to your appointment, the layer of dead skin will be very shallow, and it will take a while for it to “build up” again (woo-hoo!). Translation: your tan will last longer if you exfoliate properly.
If you use an exfoliator or scrub the day of your session, be sure to cleanse your skin thoroughly afterwards to remove any lotions or oils. For this reason, we recommend exfoliating the day before your spray tan appointment.
Do not apply body lotion or oil the day of your tanning session.
While you’re waiting for your tan to completely dry, sip on a beverage and relax in our drying lounge! Spoiler alert: it’s adorable. We provide a robe and slippers while the DHA dries completely on your skin. If you’re unable to stick around after your appointment, no problem! We recommend wearing loose, dark clothing to avoid smudges and streaks.
Do not shower, workout, or participate in any activity that causes you to sweat for at least 8-10 hours.
To keep your skin pH balanced, use a good quality body wash that doesn’t contain high amounts of alcohol. Do not use bar soap. Not sure which body wash to buy? No problem! One of our Spray Tan Specialists will be happy to recommend one for you.
Unfortunately, products such as bar soaps, alcohol-based products like toners and astringents and heavily scented body lotions often speed up the fading process. That being said, it’s best to avoid these for as long as possible. If you are going to be in a pool or at the beach (jealous!), be sure to wear a thick waterproof or sport SPF to create a barrier between your tan and the water. Do not use oily sunscreens or spray sunscreens.
Do not exfoliate or use a loofah, pouf or sponge in the shower until your tan is beginning to fade. This should take around 5-7 days. In the meantime, if you can’t resist a little lather, pour some body wash onto your loofah, pouf or sponge, lather it up with your hands, squeeze on your body and use your hands to cleanse, instead!
After you shower, avoid rubbing your skin with a towel and pat dry, instead.
Airbrush tanning does not offer any protection from the sun. Be sure to wear sunscreen—at least SPF 30 or higher!
Although we diligently mop the floors each day, there’s always a possibility that the bottoms of your feet will get a little brown from cosmetic bronzer. No problem! Simply scrub only the bottoms of your feet with a pumice stone or scrub the next day.
Be sure to moisturize daily with a paraben-free, alcohol-free lotion. It’s best to apply lotion to showered, damp skin (do not moisturize or rub anything on your skin until after you have showered and rinsed off the cosmetic bronzer). Do not apply coconut oil directly to your skin (oils in lotions are great, but applied directly will begin to break up your spray tan).