Prep/After Care

Skin Prep

The best way to make sure you love your Island Glow is to carefully prep your skin before your tan and follow all the after care instructions.

Before Your Tan

Please make sure your skin is exfoliated and free of any lotions, deodorant, make-up or body oils.

For BEST results exfoliate & shave at least 8-24 hrs BEFORE your tan so your pores have a chance to close.

Make sure you are well hydrated the week of the appointment. Bodies that are well hydrated accept the solution much better! Do not use bar soap right before because it leaves a residue on your skin! If you are planning a mani/pedi, waxing, lashes or anything else, please do it the day BEFORE the tan!

When tanning, wear whatever you are comfortable with. Some women go topless with underwear, some wear bathing suits and some prefer no tan lines.

*Men must wear some type of bottoms for the tanning session. (boxers, swimsuit, underwear) Your appointment will be approximately 15-20 minutes

After Your Tan

Do not shower, wash your face, have any water contact, or sweat for 12 hours (regular tan) 2 – 4 hours (rapid tan) after getting the tan, HOWEVER, the tan will continue developing for 24 hrs!

The instant color that you see is a bronzer. The bronzer may rub off on clothes or on sheets that night. Don’t worry, it will wash out! And the tan is not rubbing off, only the bronzer. Bring dark loose clothing for after the tan. A clothng barrier is always better than skin rubbing skin!

When you do shower, you will see the bronzer wash away, BUT you will be left with a gorgeous glow! Use a mild soap for the rest of the week to help extend your tan, and PAT dry when you shower, Don’t rub!! Moisturizing is the best way to maintain your flawless color. 3 times a day with a paraben free lotion is recommended. We carry top of the line after care products to help extend the life of your tan. Avoid heavily perfumed lotions like Bath & Body or Victoria Secret or Dove products.

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