Q: Is there anything that I can do to assure that I get the best spray tan?
A: Absolutely. One of the most important things that you must do is to thoroughly exfoliate before spray tanning. The shallower the dead skin layer on the surface of your skin, the more time it will take for this layer to build up before it starts rubbing off. That means the better the exfoliation, the more even your tan will be throughout its life and the longer it will last. Of course, it is just as vital to moisturize every day after spray tanning to keep your skin from drying out and exfoliating prematurely.
Q: How brown will I get?
A: Everybody’s skin develops its own individual color. Some people go very brown, others get just a glow. For those people, with repeated sessions, the skin tends to get used to solution, and starts to develop more color. (You only need a few sessions to achieve this.)
Q: How long will the tan last?
A: Depending on how well you prepare, and take care of your spray tan afterwards, about 5-10 days. If you tan regularly, your skin will get used to the spray, and will hold the color longer. Then you might need a touch up every 2 weeks or so.
Q: How soon after the spray tan can I shower?
A: Leave it on for at least 8 hours. If you spray tanned with a solution that contained a bronzer, better take that shower, or you will stain the sheets.