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The Do's And Don't of Spray Tanning

Below is a complete guide to achieve the PERFECT ultimate Airbrush Tanning Glow.  This is simply a guided tool that helps assist in the application of airbrush tanning, You may do what works best for you.


Before your spray tanning session

Do exfoliate 24 hours before getting a spray tan to ensure an even application. Exfoliation sloughs away the dead skin cells, which will help achieve the longest-lasting tan possible. Use a water-based exfoliating scrub rather than an oil-based one. Oils may interfere with the spray tanning solution from developing properly.

Don't apply any moisturizer, deodorant, perfume or other beauty products before your tanning appointment. They may also inhibit the quality of your tan.

Do shave or wax the evening before your spray tanning session. If you shave after you get your spray tan, it will exfoliate the skin and affect the tanning results.

Don't wear any jewelry or makeup to your tanning session. Pull your hair up and off your face and neck.

Do wear a swimsuit, thong or underwear -- whatever makes you feel comfortable.

Do ask the technician questions before your session begins. He/she will guide you on how to position yourself to achieve optimal results.

After your spray tanning session

Do wear loose clothing and flip flops when you leave the tanning salon. Ditch your bra for at least six hours.

Don't take a shower (or get wet for any other reason) for the first 24 hours after receiving a spray tan. Water contact will stop the tanning process.

Don't exercise for the first 24 hours. Sweat will cause your tan to streak.

Don't book any hair or nail appointments for 48 hours after your tanning session.

Don't use soaps and other body products that contain parabens, glycolic alpha hydroxy acids or sodium lauryl sulfates -- they will fade your tan more quickly. Don't use a loofah, puff or wash cloth.

Do moisturize every day -- morning and night. Also use a moisturizing soap-free body wash to extend the life of your tan.

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