Prep & Maintain
Preparing for Your Spray Tan
When to book your appointment
We always recommend booking your spray tan 48 hours before your planned event (wedding, hen do, festival). This allows for the tan to fully develop and settle. We recommend you have two showers prior to your planned event to reduce any risk of transfer to your clothes.
Holiday tans are different. We recommend booking your spray tan as close as you can to your departure. This will ensure you will be glowing the whole time you are away.
Please always let us know of any known allergies you may have ahead of booking.
Wax at least 48 hours before and shave 24 hours before
Have all beauty treatments completed
Exfoliate your entire body with a mitten
We do not recommend you use an exfoliating scrub ahead of your spray tan as a lot of products are oil-based and may leave a residue and create a barrier.
Please do not use bar soap or cream-based body washes
Day Of Your Spray Tan
Shower in the morning
Avoid some beauty products
We understand you might want to put makeup on during the day of your tan, if this can’t be avoided, you can use Micellar water/wipes to remove any products please avoid oily solutions/wipes.
Have dark loose-fitted clothing ready and some sandals or flip flops
During Your Development (2-12 hours)
Avoid moisture until initial rinse
If for any reason you have accidentally had your pet lick you, you can take a big fluffy makeup brush and in circular motions buff it out. If you have any self-tanner you can use a tiny bit on the brush. It may not look perfect during development, after the first rinsed it should even out. Fortunately, once the tan hits the skin, it has already started developing so it should be okay.
Do not touch your body
Please do not moisturise for another 24 hours after the initial rinse. Any product applied during this time may affect the result.
So we know this sounds odd, but we must tell you, if you urinate during your rinse it may cause streaking due to the ammonia.
If you feel streaky after your rinse please step back in the shower and ensure you have rinsed off the guide bronzer fully as this will cause streaking.
24 Hours After Your Spray Tan
Moisturise, moisturise and then moisturise day and night.
How to maintain your spray tan
Avoid using a flannel or an exfoliating loofah as this will decrease the longevity of your tan. It is best to wash with your hands only in areas where needed to ensure a longer lasting tan.
Avoid swimming, long hot showers/baths, saunas, hot tubs and excessive sweating as this will cause quicker fade.
Staying hydrated will not just make you feel better it will also help with the longevity of your tan. Hydrated body means hydrated skin which equals long lasting tan.
When you are ready to say “Good Bye” you can start exfoliating.