Post-Tan Care

Post-Tan Aftercare Tips

Your spray tan will last anywhere between 6-10 days depending on your skin complexion and how you care for your tan. Taking good care of your skin and your tan in the week after a spray tan is super important. Ask us about the products in the studio to prolong your tan.

Do not get wet or sweat until your first soap-less rinse

Do not touch your body while your tan is drying
 
Quick soap-less shower post tan
It is super important the initial rinse off is a soap-free rinse. The water can be warm and you will rinse your entire body (anywhere we sprayed you with solution) for 2-3 minutes only. If you have a shower head that comes off we recommend you rinsing everywhere we sprayed you just as we did. If your shower head doesn’t come off remember the shower pressure is coming from the top so it is important that you move around, lift your legs and under your arms. We also recommend using a face washer, get it really wet and any areas that seem a bit dry, dabbing with the soaked face washer. You want to ensure anywhere we’ve sprayed you that solution comes off. 

Time of rinse is determined at your appointment and we recommend you set an alarm post tan!

Seeing streaks? That means you rinsed too quickly and did not gently skim your entire body to remove bronzer, jump back in to shower and rinse some more.

Please do not pee in the shower with a spray tan, the ammonia in the urine will cause your tan to streak. 

No rubbing
After every shower, you want to pat your body opposed to rubbing it with a towel to dry. Be gentle.

Soaps/lotions
Use a sulphate/paraben free soap and lotion while you have your tan. Some lotions with a lot of perfumes can compromise the tan. We have cleansers and lotions to purchase in studio if you are unsure of what to use.

Don't exfoliate until your are ready to say goodbye
When you are ready to get rid of your tan, use a gentle exfoliant or exfoliating mitt to create the perfect canvas for your next spray tan.

Do not moisturise for at least 12 hours following your appointment
This includes showering (after your soap-less shower) with soap, workouts, hot yoga, lotions, liquid foundation, etc. Staying dry will help the solution adhere to your skin.

Moisturise daily to prolong your tan
Hydrated skin maintains a tan longer than dry, thirsty skin. From Day 4 onwards, you can use our Tan Extender (available in studio) as your moisturiser every other day, if you want your tan to last longer.

What to avoid
Avoid swimming, long showers, baths, steam rooms, saunas, or any other activity that exposes your skin to being wet for long periods of time. Avoid harsh chemicals such as chlorine, products containing acids, massages, fashion tape, bandages, and anything else that may strip your tan.