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Frequently Asked Questions about Spray Tanning

Many of our clients ask similar questions about our spray tanning services and various aspects of the spray tanning process.  – That’s why we compiled this list of Spray Tanning Info – Spray Tan FAQ’s (and our answers).

If your question isn’t answered in the list below, we invite you to contact us to get your spray tanning question(s) answered by someone from the Lashed By Ash team.

  • We use a spray tan formula that gives you the appearance of being tan. It does not produce a “real” tan and contains no SPF. You will still need to use sunscreen, even when you have a spray tan.
  • After a spray tan, you will need to wait at least 6 hours before taking a shower (though we recommend 12 or more). The longer you wait, the better results you will see. When you do shower, use cool or lukewarm water. We do not recommend soaking in a bath tub after a spray tan.
  • Do not work out or do intense physical activity immediately after a spray tan. We recommend that you wait until after your first shower.
  • If you are getting tanned for a special event, we recommend a trial run. Come in about a month before your event to try the service. If you enjoy the service, make another spray tan appointment 1-2 days before your big event.
  • Prepare your skin to be tanned. Always exfoliate with a non-oil based soap or scrub the day before. Exfoliating gloves work great. DO NOT use bar soaps before your session.
  • Beware of “soaps” that are actually moisturizers. Review the bottle or bar and look for words like “moisturizing lotion” and “beauty bar”. These are not surficants, like soaps are. Surficants remove dirt and oil from your skin. Bathing products that are not soaps can add moisturizer to your skin and prevent the spray tan from adhering properly.
  • Shave your legs the day before with new razor blades. This will help exfoliate your skin and the spray tan color will be more even. Make sure that you are removing any shaving cream residue or moisturizer. This can also cause spray tan to appear splotchy or adhere unevenly.
  • Wash your face before your appointment. Come in with clean, fresh skin. That means, no moisturizers, makeup, sunscreen, and as little deodorant as possible.
  • Arrive at your appointment wearing loose-fitting clothing. Take footwear into consideration. No socks or tight fitting shoes.
  • The longevity of a tan is – on average – 5 to 7 days. That can depend upon your skin’s natural exfoliation. The faster your skin turns over, the faster your tan will fade.
  • You can extend your tan by moisturizing afterward. After your first shower you can moisturize a couple times a day with a pH-balanced product. Avoid retinols, alcohol-based products, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic, alpha hydroxy, beta hydroxy, malic, and lactic acids.
  • Our spray tan solution is non-toxic and is free from parabens, gluten, sulfates, Propylene Glycol, Phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. It is also nut-allergen free. If you have any concerns, contact your physician. We have not experienced problems spray tanning expectant mothers, but we recommend they consult their personal physician before receiving the service.

At Lashed By Ash, we welcome both male and female clients for our Spray Tan service.  It is required for our male clients to provide their own undergarments and wear their lower body garment for the duration of their service. 

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