24 HOURS BEFORE YOUR SPRAY TAN
Shave or use depilatory cream to remove unwanted body hair. Be sure if you need any facial waxing you have it done at least 48 hours before you appointment.
Exfoliate your entire body with a mild Sugar or Salt Scrub, or with a dry body brush (best option )
8 HOURS BEFORE YOUR SPRAY TAN
Shower, but do not apply body oils or moisturizers. This will create a barrier on your skin
Wear clothing that is dark, loose fitting (cotton) to avoid excess contact or staining to your clothing after your spray tan has been applied.
Do not wear tight fitting jeans, pants, shorts or light colored synthetic fabrics
It is best to wear black or dark colored flip flops to and from your spray-tan appointment. Don't worry; we will have you take them off before we spray--you won't have those lines :)
AT YOUR APPOINTMENT
Remove makeup with a wet-wipe. (Try to arrive without any on, if you can.)
Pull your hair up and away from your face and neck with a hair tie and cover with a hair net.
We will apply a small amount of barrier gel along your hair line to prevent discoloration.
Remove clothing., shoes and jewelry.
During your spray tan application, you may wear a dark colored bathing suit, underwear, thong, strapless bra or whatever garments you feel comfortable in. You may go topless of you choose. Bottoms are required; this is non negotiable. GLOW can provide disposable undergarments. Men must wear shorts, boxers, underwear or a bathing suit. Cosmetic bronzers in the solution may wash out of most fabrics. Silk, lycra, spandex, nylon, wool or leather has the possibility of staining.
We will apply barrier cream to ears, elbows, knees, ankles, hands, and tops of your feet. The tan tends to pool at these areas, so the cream will prevent this from happening.
6-8 HOURS AFTER YOUR SPRAY TAN
Avoid any activity that will cause sweating, exercise cleaning or showering. Your spray tan is developing during these hours. Contact with water or sweat will result in lines and an uneven tan.
If you choose to sleep in your spray tan so it develops over night, cover your bed sheets, and pillow cases with a dark sheet or dark colored towels, to avoid noticeable color transfer.
8 HOURS AFTER YOUR SPRAY TAN
Shower normally. You will see some color wash away from your skin. This is completely normal. The color that washes off is called the "color guide". This is the instant- tan color that appears, which allows the technician to see where the solution has been applied. Do not be concerned about this, your developed tan is still there
Wash with a mild, moisturizing body wash and a gentle sponge or wash cloth.
While drying your skin, remember to PAT not RUB your skin.
Apply a tan extending lotion or spray purchased from GLOW. at nigh
THE LIFE OF YOUR SPRAY TAN
Moisturize at least twice a day.
Try to avoid:
Exfoliating and peel off masques
Hair removal creams
Some acne products containing lightening or bleaching ingredients
If you are unsure, take a picture of the ingredients list on the back of the product in question and email or text it to GLOW. We will be able to tell you if it is a product you should be using and suggest products that would be more spray-tan friendly.
Try to avoid excess sweating inside closed toe shoes. This can lead to pre-mature fading and blotchiness.
If you notice fading, (which will happen eventually) you can lessen the effects, ensure an even fade and extend the life of your tan by purchasing a tan extending spray or lotion from GLOW