Get Bronzed! Before Your Spray Tan Shave to remove unwanted body hair Exfoliate entire body with mild, oil free exfoliate 1 day prior to your tan Collect The Following Items if applicable: hair tie, lip balm and black swimsuit or underwear. Showering: If you shower on the day of your tan do not apply body oils or moisturizer (unless you have severe dry skin) as this can create a barrier on your skin. Remove make up, deodorant, contact lenses, clothing, shoes, and jewelry. Pull Hair Up & Away From Face and neck with a hair tie. After Your Spray Tan Avoid Sweating Within the next 8 hours of your custom spray tan, avoid any activity that would cause sweating: exercise, cleaning, or showering, as your spray tan is developing during these hours. Contact with water or sweat could result in lines or uneven tanning. Take Care Of Your Bedding Please cover your bed with dark sheets and pillowcases so that any bronzer does not stain your regular sheets. Wait at least 8 hours before showering Shower after 8 hours with only water and do not scrub on any area that has been sprayed. During the first shower you will see the cosmetic bronzer wash away from your skin. This is completely normal, and is only the cosmetic bronzer (instant tan that you could see after your spray tan). The cosmetic bronzer is used to give immediate tan results. Do not be concerned by this, as your developed tan is still there and will develop more in the next 24 hours Remember to pat dry… no rubbing While you are drying, remember to pat, not rub your skin. Moisturizer Apply a moisturizer with sunscreen in the morning, and a tan extending lotion at night (please ask your tanning technician for more information).