Spray Tan Advice & Tips

Welcome to our spray tan advice and tips page! We look forward to seeing you in our spray tan studio. Please give this a read before you come in for your spray tan, this way you will make the most of your spray tanning experience.

Skin Preperation

Preparing your skin for a spray tan is the single most important  thing to do before your appointment. It allows the spray tan to last longer and it applies more evenly, as the areas which still have dry, old skin will appear darker when the tan develops. This is because dry areas absorb the tan more.

Moisturise a week before  your tan if possible, to soften the skin in preparation for dead skin exfoliation.

To exfoliate your skin properly, ditch the loofa and sponge. The best way to exfoliate is 1-2 days prior to your spray tan after a 10-15 min bath (or a very long shower if you don’t have a bath) with a face cloth or ‘tan eraser’ mitt. Pay extra attention to knees, ankles, underarms and elbows.

Do not have any oils, moisturisers, deodorants, make-up or perfumes on your skin prior to your spray tan. These products will act as a barrier to the spray tan, meaning it will not absorb as well on those areas as the product is blocking it. Certain moisturisers and deodorants can go green even if you put it on hours ago. 

Loose Clothing 

When your spray tan session has finished, the colour guide locks your tan in but it can only lock it in so much. Therefore putting on jeans, leggings, tights, bras or tight tops will rub against your legs and body the entire journey home! It feels a lot better to put loose clothing on after your tan as your tan will not rub at all and will be absolutely even while it develops.

Please note that although certain clothing is loose, it may be hard to get on! Test it out before you arrive. The best clothes to wear is a baggy button up shirt, over-sized t-shirt, joggy bottoms, maxi skirt, dress or playsuit! Bringing your pajamas is better than nothing! Don’t feel embarrassed in the salon when you leave, most of our customers leave in PJ’s or joggies.

Bring an umbrella or good rain coat. Loose trainers, flip-flop thong sandals or ballet shoes area usually a good option.

Colour Options

You can choose any colour in our salon from extra-light to extra dark. Depending on your skin-tone, it is advised that you ask your therapist what colour is best, for more information see list below. Our spray tans usually last over a week, so picking a lighter colour won’t mean that it will fade quicker.

Here are our recommendations if you need a bit of help deciding:

Fair skinned (Red hair or Blond): extra light, light or our light to medium mix

Olive skinned (Blonde or brunette): light to medium mix or medium

Tanned skin (Good Base Colour already): light to medium mix, medium, medium to dark mix