Spray Tan Prep + Aftercare

Tan Prep

The key to an even and long-lasting tan is exfoliated and hydrated skin.

  • Keep your skin moisturized days leading up to your appointment using a spray-tan-safe moisturizer (I recommend Cerave and/or Hempz lotion).
  • 24 hours prior to your appointment, wax or shave using a razor without a moisture strip and exfoliate your body all over using an exfoliation mitt.
    • Pro Tip: First use your exfoliation mitt all over, then wax/shave, and finally use your exfoliation mitt again all over your body. Apply moisturizer on damp skin for ultimate smoothness and hydration.
  • If you use Dove, Bath and Body Works, or Olay products, cut them out while prepping for and caring for your spray tan. These brands contain ingredients that not only strip your tan, but leave a film on your skin that the spray solution may not be able to penetrate through.
  • Avoid showering the day of your appointment. If you must shower, use warm water only- absolutely no soaps or shaving/waxing.
  • Your spray tan session should be your last spa appointment. Complete all other appointments prior to your spray tan (nails, hair, massages, facials, waxing, etc).

Honey Glow will not be held responsible for undesirable results if proper prep and maintenance steps are not followed.

Day of Session

  • Arrive to your spray tanning session free of any barriers- including makeup, deodorant, lotion, and body sprays/perfumes.
  • Bring loose, dark clothing to wear after your session. Tight clothing will rub against your skin which may cause an uneven tan. Absolutely no leggings or jeans.
  • Bring loose shoes to wear- think flip flops or sandals. Absolutely no socks/tennis shoes.

Honey Glow will not be held responsible for undesirable results if proper prep and maintenance steps are not followed.

Post Tan

  • Wait the given amount of processing time before rinsing in the shower. Rinse time will be discussed at your spray tan appointment. The amount of time is very important for the proper development of the tan.
  • Avoid any activities that may provoke getting wet or sweating while your tan is processing.
  • Wear loose, dark clothing immediately following your session and while your tan is processing.
  • When your processing time is up, rinse well with warm water only. You may use your hands to guide the bronzers off of the skin while showering. Absolutely no soaps until 24 hours after your session.

Honey Glow will not be held responsible for undesirable results if proper prep and maintenance steps are not followed.

Maintenance

  • Aftercare products are crucial for your tan. Spray-tan-safe moisturizers and soap and a tan extending lotion will give your glow the love it deserves. Ask for recommendations.
  • Mineral oils, petroleum, alcohol, parabens and sulfates found in most creams and body washes can cause your tan to fade unevenly and prematurely. Be sure to check your product ingredient list!
  • Keeping your body moisturized is KEY to a long-lasting tan. Hydrated skin makes for an amazing, long-lasting color.
  • Avoid the use of hot tubs, chlorinated pools, and saunas until you are ready for your tan to come off.
  • If you are a regular tanner, please be sure to¬†exfoliate your tan off prior to a new application! This will ensure amazing, even and long-lasting results.

Honey Glow will not be held responsible for undesirable results if proper prep and maintenance steps are not followed.

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