For ab-fab results, before spray tanning, be sure to remove makeup, exfoliate and shower, but don't shave for 24 hours before your session.
If you're planning on spray-tanning, keep these hot tips in mind:
Don't wear deodorant, perfume or makeup. Remove it prior to your session.
Don't shave for 24 hours prior to your visit.
Shower and exfoliate to remove excess skin cells.
Spend a little extra time exfoliating thick skin on knees, elbows, and ankles.
Make sure you bring underwear to protect sensitive areas.
Use lip balm and eye protection.
Bring dark, loose clothing and open-toed shoes to wear afterward.
Don't shower for 4-6 hours following your spray tan.
Don’t exercise until after your first shower—at least four hours after you tan.
Shower using only shower gel and your hands.
After showering, apply our tan extenders to make your spray tan last longer!
Spray Tanning FAQs
What should I do to care for my tan?
All of our products are formulated to help your skin stay well-nourished and moisturized and to keep your tan glowing and vibrant. Ask your Tanning Consultant which products are the best for your skin type before you leave Sun Tan City. When showering, consider using the gentle ingredients of a tan-extending body wash. It is a great way to cleanse your skin while also nourishing and extending your tan.
After showering, liberally apply one of our tan extenders. Our tan-extending lotions feature special enhancers that will make your tan stay vibrant longer while nourishing and softening skin. Be sure to drink plenty of water to nourish your skin from the inside, too, for maximum tan effectiveness. Finally, be sure to wait a full 24 hours for the tanning process to complete before coming back to tan again. As long as your skin stays soft and healthy and shows no signs of reddening, Sun Tan City welcomes you to come back in order to deepen your color and maintain your shine.
How do I get the best tan possible?
We recommend combining tanning beds and spray tanning in one visit. We call it a “Double Dip.” This combination will give you the fastest, most natural-looking tan available.
If I get a spray tan can I use a tanning bed, too? What's a Double Dip?
Yes! In fact, we recommend it. At Sun Tan City, we call this two-step process the “Double Dip,” and it provides our clients with one of the fastest, most natural-looking instant tans available.
Here’s how the Double-Dip works: First, you’ll spend a relaxing session in any of our tanning beds. The Instant tanning bed uses revolutionary tanning technology and is the very best Sun Tan City has to offer for those looking for a deep base tan in the fewest number of visits. From there, you’ll step into one of our spray tan booths, featuring a private, open-air design that allows your body to cool from the warmth of the tanning bed. Our specially formulated spray tan solution will be applied in a light, cooling mist to soothe, nourish and soften skin. Add an anti-aging, skin-firming moisturizing treatment to the end of your session for a naturally enriched extra step that will help your spray tan last longer and keep your skin soft.
You’ll come away shining brightly with a sunny, even, bronze tan immediately after your visit. And the results last even longer than if you’d used a tanning bed or spray tan booth individually! Choosing the Double Dip can accomplish several things: it can darken stubborn tans instantly, get you prepped for a wedding or event, or help you get the color results you want while working on a base tan. The Double Dip is one of Sun Tan City’s most fabulous ways to shine!
What is Anti-Aging & Skin Firming Moisturizer treatment?
An Anti-Aging & Skin Firming Moisturizer treatment is an additional experience available at the end of your spray tanning session. The Anti-Aging & Skin Firming Moisturizer treatment contains three beneficial ingredients in one easy step to help finalize your spray tanning session:
A special moisturizer. This nourishes your skin from head to toe, keeping it smooth and supple, allowing the spray tanning formula to seal more evenly from head to toe. Skin that is well moisturized is more likely to bond with the bronzing solution to help your color go deeper. Moisturize often, even after your treatment, to maintain a consistent, sunny glow for seven days or more!
A small amount of additional bronzing formula. This helps your tan last even longer. This formula contains Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved natural derivatives and sugars that continue the spray tanning process for up to six hours.
Natural ginger root extract. The extract helps eliminate any fragrance from the tanning solution once it is applied, and it’s also one of the best-known anti-aging ingredients in nature. Natural antioxidants found in ginger root help your skin stay smooth, firm, flexible and healthy throughout the spray tanning process. The next time you visit Sun Tan City, give one of our anti-aging, skin-firming moisturizing treatments a try, or learn more about our spray tanning products.
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