Tan Prep + Care
D A Y B E F O R E :
+ Wax/Shave Any Unwanted Body Hair | Waxing should be completed at least 48 hours prior to your appointment and shaving should be completed with a razor that lacks a moisture strip.
+ Exfoliate Entire Body With A Kessa Mitt | We advise against using a body scrub/loofah combo as most are oil-based and will leave a residue.
+ Complete Manicure/Pedicure | If completed day-of tan, we advise you to forego any oils/lotions that your nail technician might apply on you. If completed days after tan, your tan may become uneven due to soaking, acetone, oils, lotions, etc. that your nail technician might apply on you.
+ Avoid Using Any Bar Soaps Or Cream-Based Body Washes | Any bar soaps/cream-based body washes (Dove specifically) are known to leave a residue on the skin and can create a barrier that the tan cannot penetrate through and may leave streaks. Any gel-based body wash is best. Showering should be completed at least FOUR hours prior to tanning to allow your pH levels to neutralize. If you must shower within four hours, run cold water at the end of your shower to close up your pores.
+ Complete Any Spa Facial/Massage Treatments | Tanning should ALWAYS be the last beauty treatment completed due to the barriers that spa treatment products can create.
D A Y O F :
+ Do Not Apply Any Lotions, Oils, Deodorant, Perfumes, Or Makeup | All of these can create a barrier on the skin that the tan will not adhere to. If you have any of these products on, use a Micellar Wipe to remove. Do not use a Neutrogena Makeup Wipe as these are very oily and will create more of a barrier.
+ Wear Dark, Loose-Fitting Clothing With Open-Toed Sandals | The best outfit to wear is a sweat outfit. Any tight clothing put on immediately after the tan can result in unwanted lines due to friction. Please note that the bronzer in solution may transfer to your items, but is water soluble and should wash out.
H O U R S A F T E R :
+ Do Not Get Wet Or Sweat Until Your Initial Rinse | If you accidentally spill water on yourself or if your pet licks you, take a fluffy makeup brush and use circular motions to buff and blend out the solution. You can also use a very small amount of self-tanner on your makeup brush to help blend. Understand that the bronzer will not appear "perfect" after, but once rinsed off, the tan will be evened out.
+ Rinse In Lukewarm Water With No Soap | You will see most of the bronzer wash away down the drain, which is normal.
+ Wait Until Your Color Is Fully Developed To Moisturize | All tans will take about 24 hours to be fully developed. Any product applied to the skin during this time can hinder the results. It is best to moisturize with a lotion that is free of any artificial fragrances or mineral oil as these will strip a tan very quickly