How To Prepare Your Skin For Your Spray Tan

February 7, 2012

24-48 Hours Prior to Sunless Session

  • Exfoliate – Exfoliate – Exfoliate: We cannot over stress the importance of pre-session exfoliation. 24 hours prior to your appointment clear away any dry, dead skin cells with a pH balancing scrub such as Garnier Sugar Scrub or make your own (see below). Try not to use an oil-based scrub as it acts as a barrier on your skin.
  • Protect your Skin’s pH Levels: Avoid using bar soaps, high pH shower products, or in-shower moisturizers. These products neutralize the DHA bronzing reaction within the skin.
  • Hair Removal: Any depilatory creams, waxing or shaving should be completed 24-hours prior to your session

Homemade Body Scrub

(Ingredients: 2 C dark brown sugar, 1 C honey, 5 drops vanilla, 2 tsp. white tea)

  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Apply honey-vanilla-brown sugar scrub to body using vigorous, circular motions to exfoliate dead skin, concentrating on elbows, knees and ankles.
  3. Rinse thoroughly.


  • Don’t Create Sunless Barriers: Avoid applying anything to the skin that may act as a barrier between the sunless solution and the skin. Deep penetration of the solution is key to beautiful lasting color. Do not apply lotions, creams, or perfumes prior to session. No deodarent as well.
  • Remove any make-up prior to the sunless application.
  • Be Prepared: Wear loose fitting dark colored clothing and remove jewelry. Tight clothing can rub or smear bronzers especially around the knees, elbows, chest and waist. Sandals are best for footwear.

24 Hours After Session

  • Avoid: Anything that will make you sweat a lot. Also try to avoid humidity, rain, steam rooms etc. For best results, wait 24 hours before showering. For longer lasting results, avoid really hot showers and chlorinated pools. By using one of our specially formulated moisturizers, it will prolong your sunless tan.

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