Spray Tanning FAQ’s
How soon before an event should I get my spray tan?
You should plan on getting your spray tan 2 days prior to an event so it has a chance to set into your skin and in the unusual case of any issues with your tan, they can be corrected.
What do I need to do to prepare before my spray tan?
As soon as you know you will be getting a spray tan you should start exfoliating and moisturizing your skin daily to get it in optimum condition for your spray tan to acheive optimum results. The day before you have your spray tan you should shave or wax any areas of unwanted hair you would normally remove. DO NOT shave the day of the spray tan if possible as shaving products and razors leave residues on your skin that can interfere with the tanning product adhering properly. The day of your spray tan you should shower and exfoliate your skin with a body scrub, loofah, AHA wash, or washcloth approximately 3 hours before your spray tan. You should avoid putting on any lotion, deoderant, or makeup.
Will spray tanning cover my farmer’s tan or tan lines or blend uneven skin tones and imperfections?
Spray tanning can help to even skin tone and blend imperfections like spider veins, hyperpigmentaion, cellulite and some minor scars. Spray tanning in some cases will not cover major stretch marks if they are thick and white and can sometimes make them appear more visable against darker skin. We can do our best to blend tan lines however if they are drastic we may need you to return the following day to retouch those areas for better blending.
What do I wear during my spray tan?
You may wear an old bathing suit, bra and panties (not lace), or nothing at all. Whatever is worn during the spray tan will leave tan those lines. If you prefer, we also have disposable undergarments to provide to you.
How long does it take to dry?
We have you dry in front of fans for approximately five minutes then you can get dressed in loose clothing. The solution stays tacky feeling for approximately 30 minutes and after an hour you should feel completely dry, however the solution must stay on for 8 hours before showering. DO NOT touch your tan before your initial shower while the bronzer is still on and the tan is developing. It WILL get on your fingers and palms and look orange and unnatural on your hands. If your tan gets smudged or creased in any areas LEAVE IT ALONE!!! It’s only the bronzer layer and that washes off and your tan WILL look even after showering. Trust us.
What do I wear after my spray tan?
You should bring loose, sleeveless clothing (dress or shorts) and sandals with minimal straps to wear after your tan. Please no jeans or tight pants! Also, it is best to not put on a bra right after getting your spray tan.
Will the tanning solution stain my clothes or sheets?
No, the solution washes out of most fabrics except silk or leather with regular detergent. If you have leather car seats your should wear loose pants home to avoid transferring solution onto light colored leather seats.
How long until I can shower?
When you leave, you will look instantly tan, however the solution must stay on for at least 8 hours to fully develop, without getting wet or sweating. No exercising until after initial shower (8 hours). The tanning solution can be worn overnight if you cannot shower before bed in which cases we reccommend to wear loose pants and t-shirt to sleep in. Avoid touching your tan throughout the night.
How long does the tan last?
With proper after care, the tan usually lasts about 7 days.
How do I care for my tan?
Let your tan set for at least 8 hours. Do not wash your skin with any abrasive soaps, washcloths, or loofahs during the life of your tan. Pat dry with a towel after showering, do not rub. Moisturize your skin twice daily with a mineral oil and petroleum free body moisturizer. If you can, avoid swimming, taking baths, excessive showering, heavy exercising as this will shorten the life of your tan. Do not wax during the life of your tan.
Do I still have to wear sun screen?
Yes, the DHA spray tanning solution contains no SPF. You can still get tanned, and BURNT, through the spray tan, so you still must wear sun protection.
How do I know what color to choose? I don’t want to turn orange.
Our estheticians are certified in spray tanning and we have a selection of different level DHA’s for all skin tones and ethnicities and will choose the right color for you to achieve the tan you are looking for. Our tanning solution will not turn you orange.