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Pre & Post Spray Tan Care Instructions

tanning 224 Hours Prior to your Spray Tan (Pre Tan Care):
Exfoliate entire body with mild, oil free exfoliant. Pack your spray tanning bag: hair tie, Chapstick, black swimsuit or underwear (cotton), dark loose fitting clothing (cotton), black flip flops, an umbrella (in case of bad weather), and a large black towel to place over your car seat to avoid staining. Shower, but do not apply body oils or moisturizer to skin (unless you have very dry skin) as this can create a barrier on your skin.
8 Hours Prior to your Spray Tan (Pre Tan Care):
Wear clothing to and from your spray tanning appointment that are dark in color, preferably black and loose fitting (cotton clothing) to avoid excess contact or staining to your clothing after your spray tan. Do not wear tight fitting jeans, pants, or shorts, or light synthetic fabrics to your appointment. Try a loose black dress. It is advisable to wear dark flip flops to and from your spray tan appointment. Plan your day so that you can arrive at your spray tanning appointment at least 10-15 minutes early so that you can properly prepare for your appointment.
Wipe skin with pre spray tan wipes to remove any excess body oils or products from the skin.

5 Minutes Prior to your Spray Tan (Pre Tan Care):

Remove make up and deodorant with baby wipes. Pull hair up and away from face and neck with a hair tie and cover with a hair cap. Rub a small amount of hair conditioner along your exposed hairline to prevent discoloration.
Remove contact lenses, clothing, shoes, and jewelry. Change into your swimsuit or client disposables. Apply Chapstick to lips and over eyebrows to prevent discoloration. Insert nose filter into nasal openings. Apply barrier cream to ears, elbows, knees, ankles, hands and tops of feet. Remove backing from Sticky Feet and apply to the soles of your feet.
Put on robe and join your tanning technician in the spray room. Wipe off the palms of your hands with a baby wipe.
1st Hour after your Spray Tan (Post Tan Care): tanning
Use tinted powder, a box fan, or a blow dryer to accelerate drying of your skin. Once you are back in your dressing room, remove Sticky Feet. Wait at least 5 minutes before getting dressed. Place a towel over your driver’s seat for your car ride home. Avoid any activity that would cause sweating; exercise, cleaning, or showering, as your spray tan is developing during these hours. Contact with water or sweat could result in lines or uneven tanning.
6-8 Hours after your Spray Tan (Post Tan Care):
If you choose to sleep in your spray tan so that it darkens overnight, please cover your bed with dark sheets and pillow cases so that any bronzer does not stain your regular sheets.
Shower normally. You will see some color wash away from your skin. This is completely normal, and was only the color guard (instant tan that you could see after your spray tan). The color guard is used to give immediate tan results, but also so that the technician may see where they are applying solution. Do not be concerned by this, as your developed tan is still there.
8 Hour after your Spray Tan (Post Tan Care):
Wash with a mild, moisturizing shower gel and a gentle bath poof. While you are drying, remember to pat, not rub your skin. Apply a moisturizer with sunscreen in the morning, and a tan extending lotion at night (please ask your tanning technician for more information). The life of your spray tan depends on the care you take of your skin. Moisturize twice a day and exfoliate gently. The following products have been shown to reduce the number of days that a spray tan will remain on the skin, so try to find alternatives or simply avoid these products until just before your next spray tanning session.
The Life of your Spray Tan: (Post Tan Care):
If at all possible, you should try to avoid contact with chlorine or excessive sweating inside of closed toed shoes, as both can lead to premature fading of a spray tan. If you notice uneven or premature fading of your spray tan, you can always correct this by touching up your spray tan with a ‘Tan in a Can’ spray tanning product. Please ask your tanning technician for more information.

Please contact us at (718) 375-1580 with any questions or concerns you may have about your spray tan, or to make a new appointment with your spray tanning technician.
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