Frequently Asked Questions
Got a burning question about TAN. SKIN. BEAUTY. or one of our services? We’ve got answers! Here are the questions we get asked the most (and some we wish you would ask).
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WHEN SHOULD I GET MY TAN?
We always recommend getting a spraytan a few weeks before your event as a “trial run” is a great idea. Just so you can see the results and are happy with the look for your event. When you book your appointment for the actual event, we would recommend two days before.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE MY TAN?
The most crucial step before your spraytan session is to thoroughly exfoliate your skin so you can get the best possible results. Our Exfoliating Mitts are great to use as well which you can pick up in store a few days prior to your appointment! Remove all makeup, deodorant and lotions. Waxing, shaving, manicures and pedicures all need to be done the day before your appointment.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
During your session you may wear whatever you’re most comfortable in, however, to avoid lines you may prefer to go topless. You can also choose to wear swimsuits, strapless bra and undergarments, whatever you decide. Men must wear swim trunks or shorts. It is best to wear dark loose fitting clothing immediately after your session. NO yoga pants, skinny jeans, leggings, etc. Think – comfy!
WHEN CAN I SHOWER?
You’ll need to wait a minimum 2 hours before rinsing when choosing an express tan. This is a great option if you have plans that evening or you prefer not to sleep in it. Please note the colour will still take 8+ hours to fully develop but the Rapid gives you the convenience of showering sooner.
If you choose the 8 hour options, you have to shower 6-8 hours after your session. It is recommended that you also avoid swimming, working out, or any activity that will cause excess sweating before the 8 hours is up.
If you have questions about which tan you should do, send us a message!
HOW LONG WILL MY TAN LAST?
Depending on your post-care regimen, your spraytan will last anywhere between 5-7 days. Here are a few things you can do to extend the life of your tan; Your first shower after your session should be more of a quick “rinse.” Stay away from loofahs and harsh soaps. Avoid shaving or exfoliating that first shower as well. When you are drying off “pat” yourself dry instead of rubbing. Add a moisture spray to extend the life of your tan by up to 25%. We also offer an exclusive body wash and tan extender lotions to keep your skin looking great and to help extend your tan even longer!
IF I’M PREGNANT, CAN I GET SPRAYTAN?
Most people are suitable for a spraytan. We recommend that if you’re pregnant, you should consult with your doctor before scheduling an appointment.
WHAT KIND OF PRODUCTS CAN I USE ON MY SKIN AFTER MY TAN?
You DO NOT want to use baby oil, products containing mineral oil, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Alcohol, or acne washes. These will all fade your spraytan faster.
Ph balanced body washes are best for spraytans. DO NOT use Dove, Oil of Olay, or any deodorant soaps! Also, when choosing a daily moisturiser to use after your spraytan, make sure there is NO mineral oil in the ingredient list!
DOES A SPRAYTAN PROTECT ME FROM THE SUN?
Your spray tan will not protect you from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. If you plan on spending time outdoors, apply sunscreen to protect your skin!
Choose a lotion vs aerosol. Preferably oil-free and water resistant.