Spray tans are applied on first layer of your skin and as your skin naturally exfoliates, your tan goes with it. The “life span” of a sunless tan depends on your skin’s natural exfoliation. On average, spray tans last about 7-10 days and can last longer when properly maintained.
Pre and post care are extremely important to increase the longevity of your tan.
For the best results, Be sure to shave/wax and exfoliate your skin the night before your spray tan.
Avoid using any oils, Dove products and bar soap when exfoliating. The best way to exfoliate is to apply a shower gel to bath mitt and scrub gently.
After exfoliating be sure to moisturise. This is very important because hydrated healthy skin will retain the tan longer!
The day of your appointment, don’t do anything to your skin.
When showering regularly, use a mild body wash and apply with your hands.
Do not use any scrubs, shower poufs or bar soaps, as these will strip away your sunless colour.
Avoid Dove products and choose a body wash that is as natural as possible.
It’s best to avoid long hot baths.
Always pat dry your skin after showering and moisturise daily with a basic mineral oil free body lotion- cocoa butter and shea butter work great.
Coconut oil is also a great moisturiser. Apply these products immediately post-shower, while your skin is still damp, to lock in moisture.
Remember, hydrated healthy skin retains the tan longer!
So, how often should you spray tan?
How often you spray tan depends on you. We have clients that come in every week, some every other week, and some only for special occasions. If you want to constantly stay tanned, having an appointment every 7-12 days is ideal to maintain your glow while getting the most out of each tan.
During your spray tan session, We will give you a few more tips ( not noted here ) on how to maintain your glow in between appointments. While there isn’t such a thing as tanning too often, we recommend that you detox and heavily exfoliate your skin once every 4-5 weeks. We want to get all of the old tan off, and start fresh when you get your next Mist Me Spray Tan.
Mist Me Spray Tan uses all natural spray tan solutions filled with vitamins to help nourish and enrich your skin. Our solutions consist of only the most natural ingredients, Eco-Cert organic DHA and have the least amount of ingredients possible.