PREPPING SKIN BEFORE A SPRAY TAN

  • Exfoliate

The only thing more important than protecting your fake tan is prepping for it. Try to exfoliate your body from head to toe the night before your spray tan appointment; Evans recommends exfoliating exactly eight hours ahead of your tan application. Tanning solution — specifically dihydroxyacetone (DHA), the active ingredient in most sunless tanners — develops after reacting with the protein keratin in your skin cells. Buffing away any of the excess dead skin cells will ensure that the results last as long as possible.

  • What's The Best Pre-Tan Exfoliator?

There's no need to go out in search of the most abrasive scrub on the market. In fact, the only thing your exfoliator absolutely needs to be is oil-free.  Oil in general is a huge no-no for fake tans: Not only can it leave a residue on the surface of the skin that may interfere with the self-tanner's development, but it can also break down the solution and cause awkward fading. Instead, find a gentle scrub that will buff away dead skin and prime your body for an even glow.

  • Shaving Isn't A Fake-Tan Necessity

Despite the self-tanning myths of the past, you don't have to be hairless from the forehead down to get a spray tan. A beautiful glow looks just as gorgeous with body hair or without,However, if you are into hair removal, make sure to do so at least 24 hours prior to your tan. That way, if you find yourself suffering from minor nicks and cuts, your skin will have enough time to properly heal before hopping in the tent.

  • Topical Skin-Care Products Are A Tan No-No

The biggest bummer about getting a spray tan is that you have to adjust — or fully sacrifice — your usual skin-care regimen. Unfortunately, most of the topicals you probably use (think: oils, petroleum-based balms, and chemical exfoliants) will only erode your fake tan faster.

  • Keep Your Fake Tan Hydrated — Without Oils

If you want your tan to last as long as possible, which Von Hep says is anywhere between six to eight days, you must keep your skin hydrated with oil-free body lotions.

Is regular exfoliation and shaving a part of your shower routine? Since both will likely fade your tan faster, consider investing in a gradual self-tanning lotion, spray, or drops to maintain your glow.

  • Be careful and wear dark loose fitting clothing. 

Not everything you touch will turn orange, but it's probably not ideal to wear all white to a tanning appointment. Also, your sheets and blankets might see some discoloration, though it can usually be solved with a wash.

We suggest wearing dark, loose fitting  clothing to any appointment, otherwise there may be brown or orange stains.

  • Drink lots of water. 

Don't hop right into the pool or the ocean after a spray tan. That kind of submersion is bad. Instead, drink water – but avoid drink ocean water, too. That's also bad. Drinking lots of water also helps the longevity of your tan! The more hydrated you are, the longer it last and more evenly it fades … Good skin starts from within so if you really want to glow, make sure you are well hydrated.

  • You Don't Have To Sacrifice The Gym For Your Tan

If you typically work out while rocking a full-coverage sports bra to the gym post-tan, you know that sweaty friction = a destroyed tan. Luckily, We have a few solutions, so you don't have to choose one or the other. First, wait for your tan to fully develop before hitting the treadmill. Second, wear a fabric that's breathable. Sweat is inevitable, but the right kind of material will help it dry faster before it wipes away all of your tan. Lastly, we suggests steering clear of those rough gym towels — the abrasive cloth will strip your fake tan fast. You may have to change your schedule slightly, at least for the first 12 hours after a tan. Hot yoga or an intense bike ride? Maybe skip it for the day. You deserve a day off.

Tips for the best spray tan possible !

Self-tanning can get messy when left to your own devices, which is exactly why you may want to consider letting a professional handle your summer glow instead. But before you book your next spray tan appointment, there are a few things you need to know, like how to prep your skin the night before and how to maintain your tan long after you rinse off the guide color in the shower.

Spray Tan Pricing:

Treasure Coast:

  • First Time Client - $30 (In Studio only)

  • Existing Clients - $35 (In Studio Only)

  • Mobile Tanning - $50 (On Location) 

Palm Beach:

  • First Time Client - $30 (In Studio only,PSL Location)

  • Existing Clients - $40 (In Studio only,PSL Location)

  • Mobile Tanning- $55

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