Self-tanners, color developing liquid foundations, etc for a week before a spray tan. Your body can only absorb so much "DHA" (the active spray ingredient, also in most self tanners or bronzing make-ups) and if you use products like that the few days before a spray it can cause your spray to be splotchy. With some patches too dark, some too light, and some just being stubborn and not wanting to absorb.
Don't be too early, or late with showering.
You want your skin to be prepped and ready but waiting till last minute makes your skin too fresh, and doing it too early makes that fresh skin start to create dead skin cells. We suggest showering, exfoliating, shaving and prepping 24 hours to 6 hours before a spray!
Not all products are the same! We suggest the Selfie Sunless Tan Remover to get your skin ready for your spray and using the Selfie Exfoliating Mitt. Use the remover on your skin about 20 minutes before showering and buff it out with a mitt! Spraying or not, we suggest exfoliating one time per week to keep skin young and fresh! Avoid any product that contains oils as it leaves a build up on your skin.
After exfoliating, that is the best time to shave. Having any extra dead skin cells won't get your shave nice and close. So exfoliating first, then shaving will literally prep your skin for long lasting spray coverage! We do suggest rinsing with cool water after shaving to close pores. Pro Tip: The less you scrub & shower after your spray the longer your spray will last! We do suggest waxing and shaving at least 24 hours before a spray. Don't do it after your spray as you will strip it off.
Leave It Be & Wear Comfy, Loose Clothing.
The best skin is bare skin for a spray. No make up, no perfume, no lotion, no moisturizers, no creams, no body sprays, no deodorant, how your body is after you get out of that shower is how it should be going into the spray room! Put on your Sunday Morning lounge clothes. You want baggy, loose clothes after your spray! Forgot loose clothes? No worry! Ask for our Tan N Chill Loungewear to go home in!
After your Spray
Wait 8 to 24 hours to "rinse" off. That's right, just a cool rinse off in the shower. Any product that first rinse off can strip the color. The longer you wait in between showers and shaving the longer your spray will last. If using a clear set spray, after 4 hours once you see desired color you may rinse off. If using instant color you won't see the color develop under so we suggest at least 8 hours before a rinse off.
Skin Care Routine
We suggest using salon quality, tan extending washes, moisturizers. face creams and tanning lotions. Believe it or not, over the counter ones are not formulated to extend the life of your tan, and most have ingredients in them that will strip or fade your color! The more hydrated your skin is, the longer it will last. Using the right shower products won't wash your tan down the drain, either. Pro Tip: PAT dry with towels after showers so you don't rub your spray tan off.
Time is on your side
Your body can't take that much spray tan, so we suggest spraying 1 time in a 7 to 10-day period with our long lasting solution. If at day 10 you still have color we would like to go over your after care routine as your skin may not be hydrated enough to healthy shed dead skin cells like it is supposed to. After 4 weekly sprays we suggesting skipping a full week so your solution can fall completely off. Too much spray will cause you not to hold color well. We use a luxe formula that lasts!!!
Enjoy a cocktail, aka a double dip session!
You may UV tan in any unit before a spray tan with the use of double-dip approved lotions. We carry a huge variety! Or you can use a stand up UV session after your spray (borrow a robe and we can send you right over) for about 4 minutes max to dry and lock in your tan a little better! But you can't lay down tan after a spray cause the spray will stick to the bed (yikes), and you can't uv tan before without special lotion cause no lotion will dry out your skin and make the tan settle wonky, and you can't just use any product cause ingredients in most lotions will block the spray from absorbing. FEAR NOT, we got you covered in golden goddess color from head to toe! Please see the demo video below on how to position yourself in the booth, which we can go over with you.
New must have product! Pre-Tan Primer!
pH Balancing Pre Sunless Primer Antioxidant & Electrolyte Rich Hydrator
Coconut Water & Plum Extract Formula
Prime, Moisturize, and Prepare Skin for Increased, Long-Lasting Sunless Results
Spritz on from the easy misting spray applicator right before your sunless application!
-Coconut Water A natural skin balancer that cleanses and hydrates the skin without adding excess oil
-Melactiva A Melanin Stimulator that allows you to develop natural dark, bronze results.
-Electrolyte Blend Utilizes Coconut Water, Sodium PCA, Orange, Almond, and Banana extracts to improve skin’s moisture barrier and strength, calm redness, protect against environmental dehydration, and work as a vital component in maintaining hydration levels in the skin.
-Rich Plum Extract Helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, plump the skin, and improve skin elasticity.
-pH Balancers Optimize the skin’s pH levels for longer lasting, darker, and more even sunless tan. Watermelon Extract Provides 24-hour hydration, while improving the skin tone and deeply improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dry spots of the skin
GAME CHANGING SPRAY TAN SEALER
Our best results have been best when you spray this on right after your sunless application or within a few hours after!
Collagen Enhancing & Tan Extending Vitamin Rich Post Sunless Hydrating Color Sealer Rich in Antioxidants, Skin Vitamins & Nutrients 24 Hour Skin Conditioners and After Tan Odor Eliminators
-Sunflower Extracts High in Vitamin E that aids in protecting collagen and elastin content.
-C5 Technology Silicone feel, without the silicone. Lightweight, silky-smooth skin conditioner that helps lock in skin’s moisture and sunless tanning results.
-Vegan Collagen Helps to create a filter-like effect that works to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, while helping to bind moisture to the skin, leaving you with a youthful, skin perfected appearance.
-After Tan Odor Eliminators Helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, plump the skin, and improve skin elasticity.
-Dragon Fruit Extract Works to soothe skin and provide relief from inflammation and redness. This antioxidant loaded fruit helps to prevent breakouts and keeps a healthy looking glow to the skin. Coconut Oil Helps to penetrate through dry layers of skin for deep levels of hydration.
-Lychee Fruit A fruit extract that contains high amounts of antioxidants that help to protect from free radical damage. Lychee Fruit also helps to prevent the signs of aging and reduce the appearance of blemishes and dark spots on the skin.