Are you new to spray tanning? One of the most common questions we get is, “How long will my spray tan last?” Typically, you can expect your spray tan to last 7 to 10 days, but with the proper care, you may be able to get it to last longer. Below, we have listed some of our best tips to keep your spray tan lasting longer! If you are interested in learning more, visit us at one of our helpful locations!
Prep Your Skin
Before you go in for your spray tan, wax 2 days prior, or shave the day before. If you try to do either the morning of, you will likely have leftover residue on your skin that will prevent the spray tan from soaking in. If you do either of them afterwards, you risk waxing or shaving the spray tan right off!
Wait to Bathe
For best results, wait a full 18 to 24 hours before bathing, so your skin has the most time to absorb the products.
Exfoliate Before, Not After!
Exfoliating before lets the spray tan absorb into fresh new skin without a hitch! Exfoliating after can take the spray tan off. We recommend using a shower gel, without soap in it, to bathe, as well as using your hands, instead of your usual loofah or wash cloth. The less you exfoliate after getting your spray tan, the longer it will last. After bathing, pat yourself dry with the towel, instead of rubbing.
Wear Loose Clothing
Hand in hand with the no exfoliating tip, tight clothing can rub off the spray tan faster. Show off your new tan with shorts, or wear loose clothing that will prevent friction from disrupting your tan.