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Below you can find answers to common questions asked regarding Spray Tans. If you don't find the answer you're looking for, please don't hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to assist you.

  • What do I need to do prior to my spray tan?
    Exfoliate 24 hours prior to your spray tan with a basic loofah or wash rag. Also, stay away from any heavy exfoliating oils. After showering DO NOT apply lotions, oils, or perfumes. Shaving should be done 12 hours before your spray tan. Streaks may be an issue in your final tan if you shave right before due to the wax from the shaving bar. Manicures, pedicures, and waxing should all be done prior to your spray tan. Make sure to bring loose fitting clothes with you for after your spray tan.
  • Time to rinse, what do I do?
    Absolutely NO soap. A really slow rinse with luke-warm water is best. Only use your hands to remove the bronzer, and focus your attention to your legs, behind your arms, etc. The #1 cause for streaks is that the bronzer was not rinsed off properly and can stain the skin for a few days.
  • What do I do if I have streaks after showering?
    Hop back in the shower and do another rinse. If that doesn’t help, rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab will help remove the streak. Keep in mind that it will also remove the tan in the area you apply it to and you will need to respray if that happens.
  • When can I apply lotion?
    Wait 12 hours AFTERyour initial rinse before applying any kind of lotion. CeraVe is Isabel's favorite lotion. Moisturizing is the key to prolong your spray tan so moisturizing twice daily will give you the best results. It’s also important to stay hydrated and drink lots of water throughout the day.
  • My tan isn't dark enough after I rinsed, what do I do?
    Wait 24 hours for it to fully develop after rinsing. If it’s still not dark enough, you can respray over it.
  • I am too dark, what do I do?
    Try rinsing again, soak in a bath tub, or sit in a sauna/jacuzzi. These methods will remove some of the bronzer to lighten the color.
  • Can I still tan outside with a spray tan?
    Yes! The most important thing to remember is that the solution does not contain any UV protection/sunscreen. You will still be able to develop a tan naturally in the sun.
  • My skin is peeling, can I still get a spray tan?
    NO! You will be blotchy.
  • Will jacuzzis, pools, or saunas remove my tan?
    Yes, it will remove majority of the tan and/or lighten it. Seawater, chlorine, and hot tubs can accelerate the fading of the tan. I recommend wearing waterproof sunscreen to help repel the water.
  • What do I wear to my spray tanning session?
    To the appointment: Loose fitting dark clothes. During the tan: Bra/underwear, swimwear, or nude. Whatever you are most comfortable with.
  • Can I spray tan if I'm pregnant?
    DHA is FDA approved and only penetrates the outermost layer of the skin. There is no evidence that DHA is harmful. However, we do recommend that you consult with your physician first.
  • Can I spray tan if I just had surgery?
    Not unless you are completely healed. You should never tan with healing/open wounds.
  • Can I spray tan if I just got a tattoo?
    Only if the area is completely healed.
  • Can my teenager spray tan?
    Yes, but must have parent’s consent.
  • I have sensitive skin, can I still spray tan?
    We recommend scheduling a patch test prior to coming in for a full spray tan.
  • I have eczema and/or psoriasis, can I still spray tan?
    Normally yes, but a waiver will need to be signed prior to getting spray tanned.
  • Will spray tanning stain my bed sheets, clothes, and/or dress?
    Yes, the first few days minimum cosmetic bronzer might minimally rub off on your clothes etc. But, most cosmetic bronzer does rinse off.
  • How far in advance should I schedule my spray tan before an event?
    The best time to get spray tanned before any event is 2-3 days prior.
  • How soon after my spray tanning session can I work out?
    Please wait 16 - 24 hours and we recommend additionally rinsing off prior to working out. This will wash away any remaining bronzer – which is the cosmetic portion of your spray tan.
  • Will I look orange after I get spray tanned?
    No, you will not appear orange with a Touch Of Hope Tan. We use the highest quality solution and guarantee that you will not turn orange.
  • How long will my spray tan last?
    The length of your spray tan depends on the maintenance afterwards. Most people notice their tan beginning to fade after about 4-7 days. Moisturizing and staying hydrated are two important factors to support the length of your tan.
  • How do I know what spray tan "color" to choose?
    We are trained in color matching and will help you decide on the best solution and/or tone for you the day of your spray tan appointment. Try our new "FIND MY GLOW!" Match-Making tool that helps find your perfect Complexion while working around your schedule.

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