PREPARATION

SPRAY TANNING MAINTENANCE

AFTERCARE



  • Exfoliate and moisturize 24 hours before your treatment, paying particular attention to elbows, knees, ankles and problem dry areas.


  • Paint nails and toenails, especially if artificial.


  • Wax/shave 12-24 hours prior to treatment. This allows the pores time to close. Dotting in pores may appear if not adhered to. If you shave just before your appointment use cold water.


  • The entire 24 hours before your treatment avoid using bar soaps, high pH shower products or in shower moisturizers.


  • Please don’t apply moisturizer, perfume, deodorant or makeup on the day of your treatment. Tanning Cove offers an exfoliating mitt to use prior to your appointment if you need to remove any barriers.


  • If the skin is dry, we offer a Primer spray, to balance pH levels in the skin and blending cream to block our unwanted tanning areas.

With Sunless Airbrush Spray Tanning you get a natural-looking tan with just one 10 minute session. Our technicians will choose one of our seven different shades of color to perfectly match your skin tone. Shower in as little as 1 hour with our NEW MIneTan solution or leave on longer for a deeper darker tan. Maintain the Perfect Color by following these simple steps. Preparation and aftercare maintenance is the key to any picture perfect Airbrush Spray Tan.

It is important to remember a Spray Tan is a cosmetic tan and will ware away as your skin naturally exfoliates and it does not provide protection from the sun's rays. Try Cocktail Tanning for a deeper look to your spray. For commonly asked questions click here.


We ask since our Spray Tanning is done by a trained technician you call to book an appointment. Please arrive on time for your appointment and if you cannot make your appointment time call to cancel- We will charge a No Show Fee upon your next visit of $10.

USE THE RIGHT PRODUCTS AT HOME ::  What you do before you come in and after you leave will make a huge difference with the results of your sunless tan. Using products that contain heavy oils before coming in (body washes, scrubs, lotions, and even shaving creams) will create a barrier between you and your tan. It may also cause a "drip" issue during your visit. Stay away from oils before you come in. In fact, many oils may actually strip your tan after your spray tan session. Some lotions designed to give you sunless color (yes, you Jergen’s Natural Glow) contain these tan stripping oils in order to make you have to use and buy more and more of them! Avoid spraying or applying your perfume directly to the skin before and after a spray tan, avoid high perfumed moisturizers and body washes as well.


Check for these common tan stripping ingredients :: Mineral Oil It is a petroleum based skin softener that not only strips your tan but also clogs your pores and has been known to have extreme effects on the skin. This is a common ingredient in cheap lotions (coco butters, suave, etc.) and is also found in Jergen's Natural Glow and others. Avoid this ingredient to help your tan last longer- we love you and your tan and want to see it last and look its best for longer. Petrolatum Also a petroleum based skin softener that clogs the pores and strips the tan. This is used much less than Mineral Oil, but is prevalent in body butters mainly and really rich body creme washes as well as the Jergen’s. Again, avoid it not just for your tan, but for your skin. It’s a cheap ingredient that doesn’t lock in moisture, but just makes your skin feel soft. Hydrated skin and soft skin are not always the same thing. Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Also known as SLS, this is the most common ingredient in body washes as it is a pretty strong detergent and lathers well. However, It will strip your tan quicker than anything. Look for products that contain the less harsh Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate or a more natural coconut derived sulfate. 


**Long exposure to water and sweating from exercise will fade your spray tan. Your outer cells will start to soak up water which dilutes the effect of the tan. The longer you are in water the lighter your tan will get.** CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


The Sunless products we carry here at Tanning Cove are made by tanners for tanners. The products are safe and created to help your tans last longer and look better. We carry Sunscreens much safer and more natural than drug store ones to help you and your skin whether you have a spray tan or not. No harsh chemicals just sun blocking ingredients. 


  • Wear dark loose fitting clothing. Tight clothes and undergarments may cause marks. Wear flip-flops or loose fitting shoes.


  • Shower lightly in lukewarm water, use minimum soap if any and apply only with your hands.


  • Use plain water, don’t use shower gels, scrubs, shampoos or loofah during the first 24 hours after your treatment.


  • Pat dry after your first couple of showers. Use proper aftercare products to extend the life of your tan.


  • Avoid sweating. Don’t exercise or swim for the first 24 hours after your spray tan treatment.


  • Try not to touch your skin during development time. If you notice any marks on the hands wash them immediately to avoid dark palms. 


  • Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize some more! We suggest using SpaFusion or a gradual tanner like Crown of Gold to produce longer lasting results with your spray tan. Remember to wash your hands after using any sunless product or tan extending product.


  • After day 5, exfoliate with a soft body polish on a daily basis, to help your skin absorb even more moisturizer and keep it looking and feeling gorgeous.