Spray Tan Prep & After Care tips

The lasting results of a spray tan and final outcome not only depend on the ph balance of your skin, the quality of the spray solution, and the technique used to spray you, other factors weigh in on your results. Follow this guide for Preparation & Care for your Airbrush Spray Tan and get the best long-lasting results!

Before Your Session:

- Get a pedicure, manicure, and waxing done at least one day before the tan.

- At least 2 hours before being sprayed, exfoliate evenly with a non oil body wash or exfoliating wash. Ex. St Ives Apricot face scrub and a wash cloth.

- Shave and rinse any hair conditioner out before washing and exfoliating.  

- Do not use Dove products or bar soap.

- Do not use makeup, perfume or lotion once prepping for your tan. It is really important to start with a clean canvas for even absorption and even development.

The Day of Your Session:

- Wear loose and dark clothing to avoid rubbing your tan off, sweating, transference from skin to skin or on furniture, such as bedding. Flip flops are good when you must wear shoes.

- Be aware not to touch your own skin. Ex. Resting your hands on your lap, itching, etc. This causes dirty looking hands and fingers.

- Avoid sweating and any contact with water until your rinse time. This can result in a blotchy and uneven tan.

- At the time suggested by your technician, rinse and wipe away all solution on the skin using warm water and hands only. The bronzer will rinse down the drain and your full color will develop within 24 hours from the time you were sprayed. It is important to rinse and wipe away the solution evenly. Letting water run down your skin too long can cause water run marks from the bronzer. This will disappear after your first real shower with soap, but why?

-Do not use soap or lotion for 24 hours after being sprayed.

After the Session:

- Avoid long hot showers and any products with Petrolatum, mineral oil, or alcohol. This will either dry out your tan or wear it away unevenly. 

- Use your hands only with a spray tan safe body wash. Pat dry only! We recommend Hempz body wash. This is available at the time of your appointment and at a discounted rate. Do not use bar soap or Dove products.

- Moisturize once to twice daily to avoid any exfoliation, which can result in uneven fading. We recommend using Hempz lotion or raw coconut oil. Hempz lotion is offered at the time of your appointment. Raw coconut oil can be used on wet skin only.
- Avoid makeup wipes, cetaphil face wash, perfume directly on the skin, acne products, and chlorine; hot tubs and pools. Hot tubs are never ok for a spray tan, but if you plan on going in a pool or ocean, be sure to use a water resistant sun block and apply every 60 to 80 minutes. The water resistant lotion will block absorption and protect your tan from salt water and chlorine. Be sure to use a sensitive skin lotion formula- oil free and alcohol free.

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Brazilian Mobile Tans

1048 Irvine Ave. #183,

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone. 949-526-0211



Fullerton Location

2937 Hemlock Place,

Fullerton, CA 92835

Phone. 949-526-0211



Mobile service area is within 15 miles of each location. Any travel outside of service area has a fee of $2 per mile after the first 15 miles. Mobile travel to locations within or outside of service area is discretionary. We ask for at least a 24 hour notice on cancellations. Time is scheduled per person, including service time, and travel time to and from your address. Cancellations with less than 24 hour notice may be subject to a $25 fee upon rebooking.


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