Pre-Tan Prep

At The Sorority, we have a range of formulas that nourish and improve your skin while giving you a glow. 

We do everything we can to ensure you look as great on the outside as you feel on the inside with a spray tan that actually improves your skin. There are, however, a few things that are out of our control, so be sure to follow these skin preparation and aftercare instructions to help you maintain a gorgeous glow that looks flawless head to toe.


How to prepare for your spray tan

While The Sorority tanning process is thorough and easy, there are a few things you should do to prepare your skin for the spray tan. By following these preparation instructions, your spray tan will look great and last longer. 

Moisturise in the lead up to your tan
Moisturising your body regularly in the week leading up to your tan will mean your skin is in the best condition possible for your appointment. Every morning or evening, take the time to nourish your body and pay particular attention to dry areas such as elbows, hands, ankles and feet. The Sorority's solutions are nourishing for your skin but hydration prior to the tan helps prepare your skin, and will make your tan last longer. AVOID Aveeno, Dove and any fragranced lotions. The ingredients in these products change the ph balance of your skin and thow off the whole spray tan process. We recommend a Sorbolene lotion from the chemist or fragrance free lotion free from oils. 

Exfoliate at least 12-24 hours before your appointment
Exfoliating several hours ahead of your appointment gives your pores time to close and avoid discolouration. Use oil free exfoliants.

Shower several hours before your spray tan appointment
If your skin is wet and your pores are exposed, the spray tan formula will not stick to your skin properly, leaving you with a patchy, discoloured tan. We recommend a cold shower with no soap if you do have to shower just before your tan, hot showers will open your pores. 

AVOID Aveeno, Dove and any fragranced soaps prior to your spray tans! 

PLEASE DO NOT USE AVEENO OR DOVE PRODUCTS! These products leave a film on your skin that directly leads to a blotchy tan and can change the ph balance of your skin which can throw off the whole spray tanning process.

Avoid moisturisers and other beauty products on the day of your tan
Come to your appointment with clean skin. No deodorant, lotions or other beauty products such as makeup or perfume. We recommend no deodorant to be worn on the day of your tan, if possible. This is very important because if you have deodorant, perfume or even a magnesium spray you have used the night before your underarms or body can turn green due to the spray tan solution reacting with the ingredients in those products. As we spray you, the tan will turn green. 

Complete all other beauty services first
This includes waxing, manicures, pedicures, lash appointments, facials, and massages! Waxing should be completed at least 48 hours prior to your tan. Nails are wiped post tan if you choose to get your nails done before your spray tan it’s completely fine as we take care in making sure they look just as they did when you came in.

Wear loose-fitting clothing
Loose-fitting dark cotton clothes, such as t-shirt dresses ensure that none of the freshly applied tan formula will rub off. Avoid denim, satin robes, yoga pants and bras. Slip on shoes or flip flops are recommended too.

Leather/vinyl seats
Bring a large towel (if you are coming to our studio) to cover your seats so that you avoid sweating off your fresh tan from sitting on leather/vinyl seats. If you’re wearing long trackies you won’t need this. 

If raining, we will walk you to your car with and umbrella. If your appointment is booked at the studio please ensure you park in the allocated parking spot.