Before your spray tan, you should exfoliate and shave or wax your legs if needed.  Use an exfoliating wash and/or an exfoliating mitt to remove dead skin cells or old spray tan solution.  Best spray tan results are seen when exfoliating and removing or avoiding any heavy lotions or perfumes the day of the tan. Any skin additives can affect how the spray tan adheres to the skin.  You will also want to wipe away makeup or deodorant before the tan.  We try to avoid spraying under your arms but we want to avoid mixing any additives with the tanning solution.  Lastly, if you are interested in getting a pedicure, we suggest doing this before your tan appointment as some pedicures use scrubs that can ruin your tan.  


Before Your Appointment

Setup for Your Appointment

We will spray tan you in a dark colored portable spray tan booth so please make enough room for the technician to set up.  We need direct access to a 3-prong wall outlet to plug in the spray tan machine.  You want to choose an area that has good lighting.  Your technician needs to be able to see what they are doing.  We have sprayed clients in bedrooms, garages, outside decks, spare rooms and showers.  The tent is 6' high so we will need ceiling clearance to open it.  Please also be aware that our machine can make some slight noise so choose an area that will not interfere with a sleeping baby or other family members in your home.


During Your Appointment

During the spray tan, you can wear your bra &/or panties, a bikini, 1-piece suit, or your birthday suit depending on your comfort level.  Tan lines or no tan lines are completely up to your discretion; however, if you choose to use clothing, we recommend a dark swimsuit or undergarments. 

Men, sorry but you must keep your swim trunks on.  We recommend you turn your trunks inside out in case of any discoloring caused by overspray even though it will wash out.  For your comfort, we do not allow couples to join each other during your tan.


After Your Tan

After your spray tan, you should put on dark, loose clothing to lounge around in and sleep in the night of your tan.  We highly discourage using sports bras or workout tights.  You do not want to wear any tight fitting clothing that may cause your tan to smear or rub off.  The looser, the better, to allow the tan to develop properly.  Your technician will advise you if they recommend a looser outfit.  This is to protect your investment & satisfaction.


After Your Appointment

The next day your tan will continue to develop and we recommend waiting a minimum of 12 hours after your tan to shower, sweat or get wet (unless you choose the rapid tan option, then your wait time is 3 hours).  During your first shower, don’t worry if you see a little color in the shower.  This is normal.  What you are seeing is cosmetic bronzer that was applied during your tan; your beautiful Glo will remain.  Best practice is to use only the soap and your hand to wash off but be sure to wash your entire body to remove any of the bronzer left behind.  Try to avoid any harsh rags, washcloths or scrubs or long tub times.  After showering, you want to avoid removing skin cells so a “pat dry” with your towel would work best.


Continue to moisturize as if you just spent a long day at the beach.  We suggest soft soaps and light lotions without perfume or additives to prolong your tan.  We recommend Fantasy Tan® products or baby lotion.   Long periods of time spent in a pool or tub can activate your fading process.


Bayou Glo Tan can discuss further products available through Fantasy Tan® that will keep your tan lasting longer.  Ask your technician for more information. Make sure to stay hydrated and continue to moisturize after your first rinse.  Dry and dehydrated skin will shorten the life of your spray tan.   

If you follow these tips, your tan will develop and fade beautifully. 

But most of all...

 Enjoy your tan !!!