Pre-Care: Organic Spray Tanning
Schedule your appointment for organic spray tanning 24 hours prior to your special occasion or event. This will allow your airbrush tan to settle in and will provide some wiggle room in the unlikely event that you have any issues with your spray tan. Airbrush tans generally require 6-8 hours to set in and activate on the skin, so you want to give yourself plenty of time before your occasion.
On the day prior to your organic spray tan shave all areas of your body that you normally shave with a fresh razor and good shaving cream. Shaving on the day of your spray tan may leave some skin pores open which will show up as tiny pin points. Giving it a day allows the pores to close after shaving. If you prefer to wax, it is a good idea to do this two days prior to your airbrush tan, unless you are sugaring/sugar waxing you can spray tan directly after your appointment!
Wash your body thoroughly with a non-moisturizing soap or body wash. Using a loofah, glove or body scrub mitt. EXFOLIATE that body! Slough it all off! Pay extra attention to your knees, heels and elbows as this is where we tend to have extra patches of rough skin. After showering DO NOT apply any lotions, deodorants, perfumes or make-up. Your skin can now easily absorb the organic spray tanning formula that will give you a beautiful airbrush spray tan. If you must wear make-up to go out (most of us prefer to) it can be washed off right before your session.
Wear loose-fitting, dark clothing to your appointment. Anything tight against the skin will be too abrasive and could rub off your organic spray tan before it has a chance to set in. Your airbrush spray tan will set in 6-8 hours after your session.
Post-Care: Organic Spray Tanning
Always wear loose, dark colored clothing after the initial application while the color is developing on your skin. Avoid wearing tight clothing such as jeans, socks, bra, tights, watch, sneakers etc. Do not apply moisturizer, deodorant or foundation until after your first shower.
While your organic spray tan is developing, and before your first shower, avoid any physical exercise, heat or other situations where you may sweat. Also avoid situations where you may potentially get wet as both of these factors can affect the outcome of your airbrush tan while it is developing. If this does occur, pat the affected area lightly with a clean, dry cloth – usually your spray tan will be unaffected and just the surface bronzers will appear blemished but the actual result will be indicated after showering.
Please MOISTURIZE!!!! But avoid any product that contains mineral oil. Be sure to read the label because most lotions contain that yucky paraben! To moisturize, maintain and extend your organic spray tan, Bronzed Bunny has a number of sunless tanning products for all your needs. The Bunny's favorite combo is EXTEND Tan amplifying Lotion, BUNNY FACE Touch Up spray, and Bunny Bod TAN IN A CAN. Be sure to ask about the Bronzed Bunny product line while you're there!
Avoid chlorinated swimming pools or hot jacuzzis during the life of your airbrush spray tan as chlorine and hot water will strip the product from your skin.
Always remember to apply a high spectrum SPF sunscreen because although you may look brown after a airbrush spray tan, your skin still burns as fiercely as it normally would.