At least 2 hours before your appointment: Take a shower and exfoliate with a washcloth or loofa. If you choose to use an exfoliant, choose an oil-free product like our Passion Fruit Body Polish*.
Exfoliation will ensure optimal results with your spray tan. Whether this is your first Air Brush tan or your tenth, it’s very important that you exfoliate before each application. Try to avoid using soap bars as some leave a slight residue on the skin and can prevent the skin from absorbing the solution.
Shave or wax. If you have larger pores, shave the night before.
Once you get out of the shower: NO deodorant NO lotion NO perfumes or body sprays NO makeup or moisturizers
Make sure to DRY your HAIR before your appointment.
Choose what you would like to wear during your Air Brush tan session (the darker the better). Women wear whatever makes you most comfortable (Anything from swimwear to nothing at all). Men, you are required to wear boxers, shorts or swim trunks.
Remove jewelry (piercings can be left in but you may need to clean the jewelry after your spray tan experience).
Once you arrive: I will answer any questions you may have after reviewing the faq’s. I’ll set up my Fake Bake® privacy tent. Your spray tan will be applied. You will get dressed while I pack up. Any other questions will be answered and a follow-up sheet will be provided at this time.
Following your Air Brush tan experience: Wear loose-fitting, dark clothes and try to go bare foot or wear sandals.
Completely avoid moisture for 2 hours (this includes sweating).
Wait at least 8 hours before taking a shower.
Moisturize twice daily. Our Oil Free Moisturizer is a great choice. To extend the life of your tan, use our Tan Extender Lotion*.
DO NOT rub your skin dry after a shower, pat dry (rubbing causes exfoliation, which will shorten the life span of your tan).
Try to AVOID swimming or long soaks in the hot tub (chlorine dries your skin and may cause your sunless tan to fade faster).
DO NOT exfoliate or use exfoliating soaps or products until you are ready for your next sunless application
AVOID products with oils, alpha hydroxy and products that contain alcohol. Touch up any areas that may be fading quicker due to excess washing or scrubbing with our Skin Smoothie Mist* and Fake Bake® Self Tan Spray*.
Every day, millions of dead skin cells are sloughed off or worn away from the surface of your skin. In fact, every 35 to 45 days, you have an entirely new epidermis. This is why tans from sunless- or self-tanning lotions will gradually fade — as the dead cells are worn away, so is your tan.