You should shower/exfoliate/shave with 24 hours of your appointment. If you have sensitive pores that are easily irritated by this preparation, do this prep earlier. Otherwise, right before the appointment or the morning of works.
Exfoliate like a pro:
When preparing for your spray tan appointment, avoid wearing lotion, makeup or deodorant. These products make it difficult for your skin to absorb the spray tan tanning solution.
Wearing dark, loose fitting clothes to your appointment is crucial for your tan’s survival. You want your tan to breathe and develop properly without being smothered by tight jeans, yoga pants, or tight shirts. An oversized t-shirt and dark sweat pants work best.
Wearing dark, loose fitting clothing also prevents:
Women, wait a minimum of 30 minutes after your appointment before wearing a bra.
Top Tips For Showering
After you have showered for the first time after your spray tan appointment, start moisturizing your entire body two to three times daily. Hypoallergenic cream lowers the pH of your skin after water exposure, which keeps skin healthy and sustains your tan.
Drinking lots of water is one way to prevent dry skin. This will keep your skin hydrated and enhance the appearance of your tan. Most importantly, it will prevent the “Cracking Alligator Skin” look that can develop if your skin gets too dry while you are enjoying your spray tan.
After you have enjoyed your spray tan for twice as long this time, make sure you exfoliate whatever is left of your spray tan completely off before your next spray tan tanning appointment.
Do you customize the solution?
Yes! I take into account many factors before I mix the tanning solution and place it on your body. The main factors are your features, skin sensitivity, and purpose of tan (i.e. are you getting tan for a wedding, red carpet, photo shoot or just for fun).