To get the best possible results from your tan, make sure that you:
Wax or shave at least 8-hours prior to your spray tan
Use a gentle exfoliator to exfoliate your skin.
Remove any body lotion, deodorant, makeup or jewelry.
Be careful what you wear!
We recommend that you wear dark, loose (baggy) clothes and open shoes for after your tan. Tight fitting clothes and shoes can cause skin friction in the first couple of hours after your spray tan and this may affect the outcome of your tan.
Bring a towel to sit on when you leave your tanning session. Bare legs may cause the bronzer to rub off on your car seat.
Note: Any rub-off of the bronzer should easily wash out of most fabrics. However, we recommend that you avoid Nylon or Wool as these may absorb the bronzer.
To protect your tan while it develops:
Avoid contact with water for the first 2 hours
Do NOT shower for at least 6 hours.
Use 'Tan WASH' for your first shower.
This is a gentle, non-abrasive shower gel that will be much softer on your spray tanned skin. Avoid using any products that contain AHA's as these could act as an exfoliant. After showering, apply moisturizer. Hydrated skin retains the tan longer. Avoid lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHA's) as these may cause skin exfoliation.
Avoid any activities that may cause skin exfoliation. No hot, luxurious bath after your tan. That will make your skin exfoliate faster; as will rolling in the sand on the beach. A short swim in the sea will not take much off your tan (as long as you use a waterproof sunscreen); however a swim in the chlorinated pool will bleach it.
To keep your 'absolutely stunning' tan for up to 7+ days:
Moisturize like crazy!! Before your tan you exfoliated, so the layer of dead skin cells is flat and shallow. Then you had your tan, which was developed in the dead skin layer, so now that you've had your tan you have to guard against it becoming dry and rubbing off.
The best way to do this is to moisturize like crazy so your skin cells will stay moist and adhere to your body.
Use 'Tan EXTEND' at least once daily.