Before Your Appointment
During Your Appointment
After Your Appointment

To ensure the best results your skin should be free of...

  • Moisturizers

  • Perfumes

  • Deodorant

  • Oils

  • Makeup

  • Sweat

These create a barrier between your skin and the tanning solution, resulting in an uneven application.

Avoid getting a spray tan if...

  • You are sunburned

  • You waxed within 24 hours

There are a few ways you can help to ensure the best, longest lasting tan. At least 24 hours before your spray tan appointment...

  • Shower and shave

  • Exfoliate with a scrub, exfoliating glove, or loofah

  • Pay special attention to rough, dry areas while exfoliating, including knees and elbows

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing and shoes to your appointment to avoid rubbing the skin excessively

  • Avoid wearing a bra following your tan if possible

  • Remove all jewelry before your tan

  • Remove contact lenses before your tan

If you are tanning for a special event we recommend scheduling your appointment 2 to 3 days prior to the date.

The first question many people have regarding a spray tan is "What do I wear?". You are welcome to wear what you feel most comfortable in, for some that is a full coverage swimsuit while others choose to shed everything for a more seamless tan. The solution does not stain so feel free to wear your favorite pair of underwear!

The first spray tan can feel a bit awkward, but take a deep breath, relax, and allow your esthetician to direct your movements so you can get the best tan possible.

Ask your esthetician any questions you may have. We have heard them all and want to make sure you have all the tools you need to maintain your glowing skin.

Before you leave be sure to book your next appointment for 2 weeks out!

The most important part of your post-tan routine is to avoid water for 8 to 10 hours after your appointment. Do not get wet or apply any lotions, deodorant, or perfume until after your first shower. Also avoid any activities that may cause you to sweat before showering, the last thing you want to is ruin your tan with streaking!


You can sleep in your tan before your first shower if. Don't worry if any solution comes off on your sheets, it won't stain.

During your first shower, at least 8 hours after your spray tan appointment, you may see solution wash off and down the drain, don't fret.This is just the immediate bronzer washing away, revealing your developed tan beneath!

After your post-tan shower pat your skin dry with a towel and be sure to moisturize your skin. This is crucial to maintaining a longer lasting sunless tan. You can also use Beettan's Self Tanning Lotion to extend your tan.

Avoid using alpha-hydroxy or salicylic acids (AHAs and BHAs) or heavily exfoliating your skin, as it will wear the tan down faster.

Remember that a sunless tan does not provide protection from the sun, so be sure to wear sunscreen when you are outdoors.

Spray Tans