For spray tan newbies or for those who need a refresher, knowing how to properly prepare for a spray tan is essential for the quality of the spray tan service. We’re going to explain the proper steps prior to your appointment and our recommended products for preparation!
Make sure to come showered, shaved, exfoliated and do not apply lotion. We recommend using Alba Botanica Bath & Shower Gel and exfoliating with Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser.
For a deep scrub use Let’s Spa Charcoal Infused Bath Cloth or Clean Logic Exfoliating Brush to help remove dead skin follicles, allowing the spray tan apply evenly.
Remember to not apply lotion before your spray tan application because it prevents the solution from sticking to the skin properly, essentially causing the solution to “slide off.”
Wear loose fitting clothing and footwear to your appointment. Your spray tan will need room to breathe and you don’t want to risk rubbing off your tan on tight clothing. Expect to wear your spray tan for a few hours prior to washing it off, the amount of time will be based on the solution brand and the desired deepness of color.
When you’re ready to shower off spray tan, do not exfoliate. Gently rinse off, dry and moisturize skin using Alba Botanica Coconut Rescue Body Lotion or Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream to encourage evenness and a long lasting spray tan.