Prepping That Body
In preparing for your tan you will want to ensure all waxing, sugaring, shaving, manicures and pedicures have been completed.
Waxing and sugaring are best to be completed at least 24 to 48 hours prior to your appointment ensuring that your pores have a chance to close. When pores are left open they may show up as tiny pinpoints.
Exfoliate the body, eliminating as many dead skin cells as possible is the overall goal. Since you know your body best, give extra love to those dry areas you may have elbows, knees, feet, etc. By having fresh skin this allows the DHA (dihydroxyacetone) to bind with your skin more seamlessly.
After your shower do not apply any deodorant, lotion, oils or perfume. You may however, moisturize your hands and feet only.
Please wear dark loose-fitting clothing to your appointment and flip flops. Examples: baggy sweats or pants, maxi dresses, old t-shirts. Do not wear anything tight. Bras, Bandeaus, Sports Bras, Yoga Pants, and Jeans are all not proper tanning attire. Please just leave them at home ( you will be uncomfortable and sorry ).
When Tanning it is up to you how you choose to go: bare, panties, bathing suit, etc. It is completely up to you.
The AFTER Care
Congratulations you now look slimmer, younger and your skin looks evened out and tightened up!
Depending which solution you have chosen your tan could take anywhere from 3-8 hours to fully develop. In this time you will want to avoid water and any physical activities that may cause you to sweat. Continue to wear loose clothing and ladies avoid a bra if you are able to.
Shower Time: Rinse off with lukewarm water and use your hand to lather yourself up ( no loofahs or washcloths ) you may use soap on your private areas only and do not urinate in the shower ( the acidity can leave a line) when you get out of the shower be sure not to rub but pat yourself dry. Now apply that moisturizer!
Moisturizing daily and drinking water to keep your skin hydrated is a key factor to elongating the life of your spray tan.