The most common questions we get from our clients
As long as you rinse at the time I designate to you, NO! Turning orange can happen due to over development and DHA percentages that are not appropriate to your skin type. I will ask a series of questions and assess your skin type during your appointment to avoid an unnatural result.
No! I have several different solution options and have rapid rinse solutions available to those who need a quicker rinse time. This will be something we discuss during your appointment! Rapid rinse solutions are NOT rapid development, so you will not see the fully developed color immediately upon rinsing. Something to keep in mind if you are tanning for a special occasion.
It is recommended that you get your spray tan at least 2 days before any event. The reason for this is because your tan develops over 24 hours, even after rinsing, so you want to give your tan plenty of time to reach its peak color.
You can wear whatever you are comfortable in! Tan lines are always optional. Disposable undergarments and pasties are available for those who may not want to get solution on their own clothing.
If you are tanning for a special event or performance, do take into consideration what you will be wearing when determining what you want to wear during your spray tan.
The difference between the two is the rinse time! Both will take a full 24 hours to develop, even after rinsing. You want to schedule a tan 1-2 days prior to special events to ensure your color is at its peak.
While you are waiting for your tan to develop, you will want to avoid the following:
- Liquids on the skin
- Pets licking
- Tight clothing (bras, leggings, jeans, etc)
- Socks and closed toed shoes
- Skin to Skin contact
While sunless tanning is not FDA "approved", they have deemed it safe for external application only.
The FDA recommends the use of:
- Protective eye coverings
- Lip balm
- Nose filters
- Protective undergarments
For more information on the FDA's stance on sunless tanning, please visit www.fda.gov.
Exfoliate with an exfoliating glove/mitt or rough cloth 24hrs prior to your appointment. If you do not exfoliate often, I recommend exfoliating for at least 2 days prior to your appointment
Shave 12-18hrs before your spray tan appointment, waxing should be done 48 hours prior
Keep your skin well moisturized prior to your tan, but not after your prep shower
If you need to shower the same day as your appointment, do so 4+ hours before to ensure your skin reaches normal ph balance
Arrive to your appointment with bare skin (no makeup, deodorant, lotion, etc.)
Wear a dark, loose fitting long sleeve t-shirt, loose fitted pants + sandals *no leggings, tight fitting clothes, or close toed shoes*
Other beauty services such as facials, mani/pedis, massages, lashes, and hair should be done 24-48 hours before your tan
Rinse solution off with warm water only *no soap* at the time your artist designates to you, using hands in circular motions to get cosmetic bronzer off the skin
Always pat dry with a towel after getting wet instead of rubbing
Keep skin hydrated from the inside out by drinking lots of water + moisturizing 2x per day
Avoid oil-based products on the skin
Avoid exfoliating until you are ready to remove your tan ; no loofahs or washcloths
Avoid sweating, getting wet, or touching your skin while your tan is developing
Moisturize immediately after first rinse
if you are sleeping in your solution, you must wear long sleeves and loose fitting pants to protect your skin