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TAN BEFORE & AFTER CARE

AIRBRUSH TANNING PREP INSTRUCTIONS

Our Custom UV Free Tan applications are the safest and most effective way to achieve the dark tan you’ve always desired. If you are looking to darken your existing color, clear up tan lines, 
special events or a fast “off the beach” tan, this is the best option. 

We use the latest technology from SjolieTM to insure the best application possible, with custom color ranges for every skin tone and a full line of sunless products that match all of our custom colors. SjolieTM will not leave you with an unpleasant odor, streaks, or “orange” color. 

If you have any questions about the process or any of our sunless products please feel free to call us. Listed below are special instructions for before your Custom Bronze Application; you will be provided with after care information after your session.

THE LIFE OF YOUR TAN DEPENDS ON PREP & AFTERCARE:

Shower and exfoliate your entire body thoroughly. Spend a little extra time on knees, elbows, feet and hands. We recommend Sjolie Ultra Exfoliating Body Scrub.

• Shave all desired areas 6 to 8 hours prior to your appointment. It is best that your tan appointment be 24 hours after any waxing.

• Do NOT apply moisturizers, deodorants, antiperspirants, oils, perfumes, colognes, or makeup to your skin after you shower as they can create a barrier, preventing the absorption of the tanning solution and effecting the tan development.

• Remove makeup, contact lenses, eyeglasses and jewelry. 

• Wear a dark snug fitting bathing suit (or your garment of preference) to tan in. The solution washes out of most clothing very easily, but tends to stain light nylon and other light synthetic materials.

 • Wear dark, loose (outer) clothing and loose shoes to your appointment. 

• Do not wear white clothing or tight jeans. 

Do not wear wool, Lycra, spandex, nylon or silk during or immediately after your spray tan application as those materials may stain. 

• Schedule your hair or nail appointments prior to your spray tan appointment. 

• Tell your tan technician if you have never used a product containing DHA (commonly found in sunless tanners). If you are unsure if you are allergic to DHA, ask for a patch test. 

• Pull your hair back if necessary  (we provide a protective hair covering) 

• Be advised if we are expecting rain, bring an umbrella!



AIRBRUSH TANNING AFTERCARE INFORMATION


Wait 6 to 12 hours after your tan appointment to shower.

**Unless your Tan Technician used Sjolie UltraONE and advises you to shower in 1, 2 or 4 hours.**


Moisturize twice a day, after you bath and again before bed. Pat your skin dry. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. Remember to wear extra protection in the sun.

DO NOT moisturize until after your first shower.

-We recommend using Sjolie Ultra Tan Extend- which can extend the life of your tan up to 10+ days! 

DO NOT use any acne products including retinoids the day after your tan. 

DO NOT swim for 6 to 12 hours after your tan appointment. Chlorine and salt water may dry your skin and cause your sunless tan to fade faster. 

DO NOT exfoliate for at least 48 hours. When you do exfoliate, remember to do so gently and evenly to preserve an even, sunless tan. 

DO NOT wear tight fitting clothing or jewelry for 6 to 8 hours after your tan. 

DO NOT sit directly on leather or light fabric seats or furniture after your tan. 

DO NOT take long hot baths. This can accelerate exfoliation and fade your tan. 

DO NOT exercise or get wet until after your post tan shower. Excessive perspiration can hinder the tanning process. 

DO NOT use lotions with Alpha Hydroxy Acids, as their purpose is to increase exfoliation.

The following may have an effect on your tan: Waxing, hair inhibiting lotions or creams, depilatory hair removers Body hair bleaching, Retin-A, Renova, Tri-Luma and Skin bleaching products Acne or skin products containing benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), malic or lactic acid Products containing alcohol or witch hazel Microdermabrasion, facial scrubs, masks and peels Loofahs, loofah gloves or exfoliating products Body moisturizers or shower gels that contain petroleum or mineral oil bases Soaking in salt water, chlorine or hot baths can rapidly exfoliate your tan. Some users have found that Dove products & bar soap may fade a spray tan.

Please be aware: A women's tan may also develop differently during various hormonal changes (ovulation, menstruation, pregnancy). It may be streaky, patchy, fade worse, or produce lighter color. People with oily skin tend to develop a lighter tan then people with dry skin. The oils can coat the skin; dry skin absorbs more product faster. Please remember that everyone's skin type is different. The above products may not harm your tan at all, where as it may make someone else's fade faster.

Don’t worry if you see color washing off after your 1st shower ~

 it is a cosmetic bronze color to assist in the most even application.