All Occasion Skin Preparation

Extend the life of your tan

The life of your tan depends on your preparation, after care, exfoliation process (which everyone's is a little different), as well as life style. If you follow these instructions, they will guide you to getting the most out of your spray tan.

Spray Tan Preparation and Maintenance

Before Care
  • For best results shower and shave 4 hours prior to your Spray tan. Use a PH Balanced body wash or clear water only - no harsh soaps containing deodorant.
  • Shave first so you are able to wash off any residue from products.
  • If waxing please allow 48 hours BEFORE you get your Tan
  • Exfoliate.
  • DO NOT put on any lotions or deodorants.
  • Remove Make Up before your session.
  • If showering right before your Spray tan use cool water to rinse off

  • After Care
    Your tan will last 5-6 days and longer with after care products! " After your spray tan DO NOT shower, swim, and avoid perspiring for at least 6-8 hours.
    For the first shower following your tan, if possible just do a warm rinse and wash personal areas with a mild or moisturizing soap. The color that was immediately visible during the tanning session will wash away during the first shower, revealing the DHA bronze tan beneath. Your tan is not washing down the drain. Don't panic.
    When you shower DO NOT use hot water or any type of exfoliate product this can fade your tan faster. Be gentle and DO NOT scrub.
    DON'T USE THESE SOAPS AFTER YOUR SPRAY TAN...DOVE, IRISH SPRING, ANTIBACTERIAL DIAL, OR ZEST. THESE SOAPS WILL STRIP THE TAN OFF.
    After showering, blot dry with your towel, air drying is preferred.
    After showering DO Apply Moisturizer liberally to hydrate your skin twice a day to prolong your tan.
    Time spent in hot tubs or Jacuzzi's, saunas or swimming pools with chlorine may shorten the duration of the tan.
    Excessive sweating any time after your spray tan may cause it to rub off on clothing, but it does wash out!

    What to Wear
    For women clothing is optional, but do remember where ever you leave clothing there will be distinct tan lines. Think about what you will be wearing after your tan.
    Bring a dark swimsuit or undergarments to your session. Thongs are acceptable.
    Bring flip flops/sandals to your session.
    Wear dark, loose fitting clothing. Stretch pants are not considered loose fitting. The cosmetic bronzer may rub off on your clothes. Our solution is water soluble so don't worry it washes out of most clothing! An oversized, long sleeve t-shirt and oversized drawstring (non elastic) waistband style sweatpants made of silky fabrics are best because they glide over your skin and won't disrupt the development of the color.
    Women, avoid wearing tight bras several hours after your spray tan.

    Tanning Fact Sheet
    The spray tan is applied in approximately 5 minutes! Then allow about 15 minutes to dry.
    The Spray tan will last five to seven days or longer with a Tan Extender and Moisturizer.
    Your skin dries quickly, does not feel sticky and has no bad odor. Your skin smells fresh and clean.
    The Tan will fade similar to that of a natural sun tan when given proper after care.
    It does NOT streak. Your tan will be perfectly even, just like you spent the day in the sun.
    The primary active ingredient in our solution and in most self-tanners is DHA (dihydroxyacetone), produced from pure sugar cane and is FDA approved for self-tanning applications.
    DHA works with the amino acids in your skin to produce a natural looking tan with NO orange discoloration.
    There have not been any reported side effects from the use of DHA.
    If you have ever had an allergic reaction to self-tanners, we recommend that you abstain from spray tanning.

    HealthiTan Policies*
    If you are pregnant or lactating please provide written permission by your physician.
    If you are under 18 years of age, you must have a parent present.
    Women-clothing is optional. Where you wear clothing is where you will have distinct tan lines.
    Men-bottoms of some sort are required. Thongs are acceptable.