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Whether you decide on indoor or sunless tanning, it is important for you to understand the following tips for before and after your tanning sessions in order for you to get the most out of your tan.



You should ideally exfoliate at least 24 hrs preceding your tanning session. When you exfoliate, you remove dead skin cells to create a smooth surface for your new tan. To do this, use a body scrub or loofah on the skin with a gentle soap. Then, after you’ve showered, apply a non-oil based light moisturizer. Exfoliator, shower gel and moisturizer are available at your Cancun Tan location.

Apply Lotion:

Before the actual tanning session, make sure you apply in-door tanning lotion. This preps and moisturizes your skin for the session to maximize your tanning session. Do not use outdoor tanning lotions, as they can damage the indoor equipment.

What to Wear:

Check with the Cancun Tan Staff to learn about any tanning bed clothing requirements. Follow these, or decide whether you feel most comfortable in a bathing suit, undergarments, or nothing at all. Make sure to remove all jewelry prior to the session, protect your eyes with goggles, and avoid all perfumes and makeup.


Exfoliate Your Skin:

Before your spray tan appointment, you need to exfoliate your skin the night before. Using a gentle exfoliator will remove dead skin and prepare your skin for better coverage from the spray tan.

Arrive with Clean Skin:

Another way on how to make your spray tan last longer is coming to your spray tan appointment without wearing makeup, lotion, or other products that create a barrier on the skin. This will make it easier for the spray to sink into your skin better and actually last.

Moisturizing is Key:

While you shouldn’t use lotion or moisturizer prior to your spray tan appointment, you should moisturize days before and after your tan. There are a number of tanning products that Cancun Tan offers for great hydration and to keep your spray tan looking great for days.

Resist Showering:

It might seem like a good idea to take a shower right after your tan or spray tan, but it’s important to resist that urge. Your tan is still processing hours after your session. So waiting 2-3 hours after your tan to allow your skin to settle and calm down after exposure to insure a beautiful healthy glow. The spray tan needs time to absorb into the skin, so skipping a shower for five or more hours will ensure your tan stays intact for days after your appointment.  


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