Spray Tanning Instructions
Everything you need to know to get the best results
24 – 48 Hours Prior
Follow These Preparation Tips for Superior Results
We cannot over stress the importance of preparation by the client for a long lasting, even tan. Exfoliation is the most important step to a successful airbrush tan. Exfoliate your skin all over with a scrub or exfoliating glove. Don’t forget your elbows, ankles, neck and underarms!
We highly recommend our proprietary Summer Sheen Coffee or Sugar Scrubs. We got you covered from head to toe! Packed with only the most luxurious ingredients, these scrubs will leave your body soft, smooth and silky! One scrub with this and your body will bikini ready in no time. These scrubs may be purchased from our studio or online.
Avoid all bar soaps, heavily fragranced or moisturizing body washes such as Dove. These products can cause a film on your skin.
Any waxing or shaving should be done 24 hours prior to your session.
All manicure and pedicure appointments should be done the day before your session if possible.
Day of Session
Don’t Create Sunless Barriers
You should refrain from applying anything to the skin that may act as a barrier between the sunless solution and the skin. Deep penetration is key to beautiful lasting color. For this reason, do not apply lotions, creams, or perfumes prior to session. Also, use deodorant sparingly.
Remove any makeup prior to sunless application. Wipes are available to remove makeup and deodorant at Summer Sheen if necessary.
Wear loose fitting dark clothing and flip-flops or sandals after your tanning appointment.
Tight clothing can rub or smear bronzers, especially around the knees, elbows and waist. Remove jewelry.
After Your Tan
After your tan, wait 16-24 hours before you shower for the best results (unless using a rapid rinse solution).
If you notice any flaws on your skin prior to your first shower, they are likely rubs from clothing. Remember to wash only the palms of your hands until after your first post-tan shower.
Do not attempt to blend flaws or fix spots that may occur from water splashes from hand washing. These flaws usually only affect the bronzer and your tan will almost always be even after your first shower. During your first shower, the color run off is also just the bronzer used as a color guide so that the technician can see that she is applying your tan evenly. This color is not your tan.
Wait until after your first post-tan shower to exercise. Your new tan needs to fully develop before excessive sweating.
Use a sulfate free shower gel for showers only where necessary. Do not scrub, exfoliate or wax until you are ready to take the tan off as it will cause the tan to fade more quickly.
Avoid chlorinated pools, hot tubs and steam rooms which will shorten the life of your tan.
The more you moisturize the longer your tan will last. During the week after your tanning session, try to avoid using exfoliating products. These products shorten the life of your tan. Only use them before a tanning session or to help remove the remnants of an old tan.
Like any beauty routine, preparation, care, and upkeep is required to keep your Summer Sheen Spray Tan looking its best for days to come. Using our pH Balancing Cleanser and Color Extenders will also help extend and enhance your spray tan.
Drink lots of water. Keeping your skin hydrated from the inside out will help you retain color longer and will promote more even fading of your sunless tan.
Our spray tan specialists will give a consultation on your ideal results and will choose the appropriate solution for your skin type.
Please inform your specialist of any skin issues or trouble spots you may have had with other sunless tanning products.