Your gorgeous spray tan has only just begin to work when you leave us. 

To understand how to get the best spray tan, we need you to know it's a dye.  It is safe and pretty much natural, but it's literally spray-on colour. 
That means it's staining the upper layers of your skin to make you that gorgeous bronzed tone. 

So keeping your tan ON is about keeping the upper layers of your skin ON.  
Here is how to do that. 

The first time you take a shower
Keep the water warm, not hot.  
Rinse your legs first, because if a droplet runs down your leg before you get to it, you can create a line that doesn't go away. 
Wash with Tuscan Tan pH balanced skin wash.  
Don't stay in too long in case you soak off too much skin. 
Pat yourself dry with a soft, fluffy towel to avoid rubbing your tan off.  
Do not apply any body lotions, oils or butters whatsoever when you get out.  

The next time you take a shower
Keep the water warm, not hot.  
Wash with Tuscan Tan pH balanced skin wash.  
Don't stay in too long in case you soak off too much skin. 
Pat yourself dry with a soft, fluffy towel to avoid rubbing your tan off.  
Apply Tuscan Tan Tinted Tan Extender top to toe.  It will hydrate your skin without breaking it down. 

The rest of the weeks showers
Shaving will remove skin and with it your beautiful tan!  If you must shave, use shaving foam and not shaving oil and be gentle.  
Use Tuscan Tan pH Balancing Wash every shower.  
Be as quick as you can be.
Pat yourself dry with a soft, fluffy towel to avoid rubbing your tan off.  

A really important note on why we recommend Tuscan Tan pH Balancing Wash - please read!

For years we did not sell Tuscan Tan (or any other brands) post-tan wash, because we thought it was nonsense. Then Tuscan Tan gave us a box of it to give away, because they couldn't believe we were not onboard with it.  
Our clients told us their tans stayed brown longer, stayed ON longer and faded more evenly.  We are sold-out converts of this product and we KNOW it works!


How it works

It works because when tan goes on, it interacts with your skin chemistry at a certain pH to form the colour.  
As the days go by, your skin chemistry continues to interact with the tan formula and it becomes more golden, less true brown.  pH Balancing Wash continually gently corrects it back, so you tan stays brown till the end. 
It's also free of SLS, which is an ingredient that breaks down the glues between cells.  This makes skin drier, but more importantly, when skin is spray-tanned  and the cells break apart, you look cracked.  This is the dreaded patchiness at the end of a spray tans life.  
Use this wash and you will experience hydrated, soft and evenly bronzed tan that lasts longer. 

Get ready for the next spraytan appointment

  • Exfoliate your entire body from top to toe with Pure Fiji Sugar Rub.  It's the best one we have ever found.  Do all your showering  but no shaving.  Turn the stream of water off, or step away from it.  Work the sugar rub into the skin, focusing on your knees, elbows, inner thighs, bikini line and underarms. These are areas which catch the colour if they are dry.  Work it in once it dissolves as the melted scrub is actually rich in alpha hydroxy acids, a further exfoliation enzyme. 
  • Shave the day before
  • Arrive with no moisturiser on at all
  • Don't wear deodorant on the day of your tan.  It can turn tan green.
  • Exfoliate your face and do your face mask.  It will be your last chance to do so without removing the tan!
  • Wash your hair

What to wear home from your appointment

  • Loose, dark clothes that easily slip on and off
  • Slip on shoes, no socks
  • Ideally leave with no bra on

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