spray tans

12 Tips on Preparing for Spray Tans (Part 2)

When it comes to achieving a golden glow, spray tans offer a safe, convenient, and fast solution to get a tan. However, to ensure a flawless and long-lasting tan, it’s essential to take the proper preparation steps. That’s why this month at Bare Bottom Tanning, we’re giving you a comprehensive guide on how to prep your skin to help you achieve that perfect, radiant complexion!

Exfoliation is Key

Before your spray tan, exfoliation is crucial to remove dead skin cells to create a smooth canvas for the tanning solution. Use a gentle scrub or exfoliating mitt to focus on areas with thicker skin, like elbows, knees, and ankles. We recommend avoiding heavily oil-based exfoliants, as they can create a barrier that can potentially prevent the tanning solution from adhering evenly.

Hair Removal

If you plan on waxing or shaving, do so at least 24 hours before your spray tan appointment. This allows time for your skin’s pores to close, preventing the tanning solution from settling into any irritation or redness caused by hair removal. 

Hydration is Essential

Well-moisturized skin holds onto a spray tan better than dry, flaky skin. Start moisturizing daily in the days leading up to your appointment. However, it’s important to avoid applying any lotions or oils on the day of your spray tan, as they will create a barrier that affects the absorption of the tanning solution.

Choose the Right Outfit

On the day of your spray tan, wear loose, dark-colored clothing to prevent any rubbing or staining. Tight clothing can disrupt and remove the tan application, so opt for something more comfortable. Bring flip-flops or loose shoes to avoid rubbing off the tan on your feet.

Skip the Makeup and Perfume

Avoid wearing makeup, deodorant, and perfume to your appointment. These products can also create a barrier that interrupts the absorption of the tanning solution, resulting in an uneven tan. So, it’s best to go to your tanning session with clean, product-free skin!

Plan Accordingly

Schedule your spray tan at least 24 hours before any special events or activities that involve water, sweating, or tight clothing. This gives the tan ample time to develop and set, ensuring a natural and long-lasting result.


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Whether you’re looking to maintain a radiant, glowing complexion throughout the winter or have a special event to prepare for, Bare Bottom Tanning can help you achieve the perfect tan. To learn more about our tanning services, we encourage you to check out our website or give us a call today!

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