Preparing for your tan is very important so please read
First time clients please complete the waiver located on the bottom, right corner of the page
A waiver is attached to the bottom of the site, please read and sign the consent (or you may do so at your session). Upon arrival, we will have a consultation and decide what techniques and products work best for you.
Maintaining your tan is up to you, this page will help you.
Disposable thongs, disposable robe, nose filters, face masks, lip balm, and shower caps are available per FDA recommendations. You are tanning at your own risk.
As per FDA recommendations we do offer face masks.
BEFORE YOUR TAN
PLEASE DO NOT SHOWER RIGHT BEFORE YOUR SPRAY TAN
Shave shower and exfoliate the night before your tanning appointment .
Showering 4 hrs before your session is acceptable if you cannot do it the evening before, but not right before the appointment, as your skin will remain hydrated from the shower and not give the best results.
Coming right from the gym is NOT recommended as the sweat will create a barrier
Waxing and spa services (pedicure, massage, facial ) should be done before your spray tan (2 days prior is my recommendation) as the oils can leave a barrier
Do not use deodorant, makeup, perfume, or moisturizers (including the moisture strip on a razor) the day of your tanning session
Bring loose fit clothing and flip flops
You may tan in the undergarment of your choice (preferably a dark color)
Ladies may tan topless. Bathing suits and underwear also work well.
Pull hair back high and tight on top of your head if possible
MAINTAINING YOUR TAN
Wear loose clothing till after your rinse, a bra is not recommended.
I will advise you on the time frame when you can rinse. IMPORTANT that you must rinse in the time frame I provide for you. Waiting longer or earlier can adversely affect the color of the tan , making it too light or to dark. You will only rinse with water, no soap or ANY product (till 8 hrs after your session). Make sure your face and ears are rinsed as well.
You may see color wash off during your 1st shower, this is normal, as it is just the cosmetic bronzer washing off.
Do not scrub or use loofahs, washcloths at the time of the rinse. When you come out of the rinse, you will think the color disappeared, but NO WORRIES, it still takes 8 hrs developing time. The convenience of not having to sleep in the solution is so nice! And you are able to wear what ever you want after that rinse.
Avoid any activity that will result in sweating and refrain from swimming and getting wet. Working out is not recommended immediately after your spray tan.
8 hrs after your spray tan, you may take a REGULAR shower. My after care products are recommended, I am happy to advise you on what might work best for you with the products I carry. No moisturizers or creams until AFTER your shower. Please do not allow your pet to lick or jump on you.
Apply my recommended body lotion or my tan extender generously post shower. Twice daily is recommended for optimal results.
Spa Treatments are not recommended after your airbrush tan ( ex: massage, facial, pedicure)
Dove products are NOT RECOMMENDED. Swimming will fade your tan. Please see the tab "Products that can cause fading"
PRODUCTS TO AVOID
Please refrain from the following products as they are known to fade and ruin a sunless tan:
Loofahs, washcloths, baby oil, mineral oil, massage oils, bug sprays, anti aging products that exfoliate, Dove products (creates skin barriers and your tan will not take) alcohol based toners, astringents (cleansing agents). Any products containing AHA’s or BHA’s or RETIN, accutane and salicylic acids can cause issues. Avoid long swims in pools and oceans as the chlorine and salt water can cause fading (bromine can cause fading).
A spray tan does not protect your from the sun, so make sure you use a sunscreen, I carry one designed for airbrush tan protection. Please consult with me if you are not sure if a product is safe for your tan.
Some medications as well as woman menstrual cycles and hormones can effect the tan as well.
Poor preparation will result in a poor tan,
Remember, that the spray tan is on the outer layer of the skin, anything that exfoliates will remove the tan.
WHAT AFTERCARE TO USE
My after care products are top of the line by Perfect Glow Sunless. Formulated to work with a sunless tan but can be used daily for soft healthy skin
I offer a Body Wash, Body Lotion, Tan Extender, Self Tanning Mousse, exfoliating mitts and even some scrubs for next time prep.
You will see a huge difference in how your tan lasts and fades when you use the proper products that are made specifically for sunless tanning. These products are made with the purest ingredients such as 100% Coconut Oil, Moroccan Argan Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Apple Fruit Extracts.
We will go over what might work best for you!
FDA SPRAY TAN RECOMMENDATIONS
Precautionary Guidelines for spray tanning with DHA
The FDA has advised that all users of DHA spray tanning services avoid inhaling or ingesting DHA. When using all-over sunless tanning sprays containing DHA it may be difficult to avoid exposure to sensitive areas including eyes, lips, mucous membranes or internally.
The FDA recommends you take the following protective measures during your sunless tanning session:
• Use of Protective Undergarments• Using Protective Eyewear
• Use of Nose Filters
• Sealing Lips with Lip Balm
Please request the above items from your sunless technician.
If you have additional concerns, please consult with your health care provider. To understand the complete FDA stance on DHA please visit www.FDA.gov