In the shower, shave legs, underarms, etc. and exfoliate the skin afterward with a pH-balanced pre-tan scrub, such as our Aviva Labs Exfoliant. Avoid bar soaps and moisturizing spa-type scrubs as many leave a residue, which interferes with the development of the tanning solutions. It is important that you use an exfoliant intended for use before application of a DHA product.2.
If you condition your hair, do so before you scrub. Do not apply deodorant, lotions, or perfumed products after your shower.3.
Clients should wear an old, dark swimsuit, or undergarments, during their session. Or nothing—it is up to you.4.
Wear dark loose clothing and sandals to your session. Tight or restrictive clothing will damage your developing tan.5.
Be assured that we are professionals and will make every effort to accommodate your needs and make you as comfortable as possible.6.
While we have pre-tan products for use immediately before your session that can help the tanning solution adhere and develop properly, there is no substitute for your personal preparation. The DHA solution will continue to develop over the next 24 hours and usually last 7 to 10 days depending on hydration and exfoliation, and individual body chemistry.
Do not shower for the period of time that you and the consultant discussed. The original or Gimme Brown is between 8-10 hours and overnight, while the rapid solution is between 1-4 hours and the super express solution is between 30 minutes and 3 hours tops.2.
Do not scrub hard when in the shower, just pat yourself dry. Hard scrubbing will damage your newly sprayed tan, and it will go away.3.
Before your shower, stay dry–no gym or heavy work; try to keep from perspiring too much or else you may damage the spray tan.4.
After you shower, you can resume normal activity, just try not to exfoliate your skin in the shower, etc.