Pre & Post Tan Information & Advice

Spray tanning is a safe an effective way to remove any risks of skin damage through sun exposure or sun beds and will give you that sun-kissed glow in 20 minutes, ensure you read and follow the below pre tan guidance before the day of your tan.

1 Week Before your Tan

  • Please shave or wax your legs 24 hours before your tan. (Please do not shave or wax on the day of the tan as it opens the pores and you get a dotty effect on your tan)
  • Moisturise any dry skin really well in the week leading up to the tan, including the night before the tan.
  • Exfoliate THOROUGHLY all over as well. This will remove dead skin and provide a new, smooth surface for your tan. Exfoliating helps to promote even coverage and lengthens the duration of the tan.

The Day of your Spray Tan

  • Remove make-up, moisturiser, perfume and deodorant before your application. (Please do not use oil-based removers or make up removing wipes, if you only have these things for make-up removal then please wait until your appointment as I will bring something with me you can use that will not affect your tan results)
  • It is recommended that you wear dark, loose-fitting clothing immediately after the tan. Solution washes out of most clothing very easily.

After you have received your spray tan, please read the below guidance to ensure a longer lasting tan that fades naturally:

Post Tan Advice & Aftercare Instructions

Spray Tan Aftercare

  • On the day of your tan, you will be advised how long to let your tan develop (between 2-10 hours)
  • Shower with just warm water until the water runs clear. If no shower is available, then take a short warm bath without soap.
  • Avoid wearing socks or shoes after your tanning session in order to allow the tan to develop properly on your feet, flip flops or bare feet is ideal.
  • Avoid applying moisturisers or deodorants.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing for the development time.
  • All swimming, showering and vigorous exercise must be avoided for at least 24 hours as sweating can inhibit the development of your tan.
  • Do not shave for 24 hours after your treatment.


When you take a shower, you will probably see some guide colour wash off. Don’t worry. This is quite normal as it is only the colour guide that I use when the tan is applied. You will be left with a gorgeous tan underneath!


It is recommended you follow these general guidelines to maintain your tan:

  • Opt for a shower over a bath, if you only have a bath, ensure that the water isn’t too hot as excess heat can reduce longevity of your spray tan.
  • Moisturise regularly.
  • Avoid long hot baths and showers as these will speed up exfoliation of skin and your tan.
  • Pat your skin dry after a bath or shower. Rubbing your skin may rub off your tan.
  • Avoid swimming pools and saltwater, as these can reduce your tan.

Recommended retail products can be purchased upon request – please get in touch to find out recommendations or for ordering!


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