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Great tans are never overrated. Get your bikini ready and read these tips prior to getting your first spray tan, so you can get the best results.

Tips to Know Before Going into a Spray Tan Booth

Forewarned is forearmed. Wouldn’t you agree?

With warmer days straight ahead, the desire for a warmer skin tone can’t be denied. It’s a great time for a tan, and spray tans are a fan favorite. If you’re ready to hop in a tanning booth to get a great, glowy tan and it’s your first time trying this great method, there are a few things you should know.

Prep Your Skin with a Shower and a Scrub

This is the only point in time during this process where you actually want to scrub. Before getting your spray tan, showering and scrubbing are two important steps toward prepping your skin. This way, it will be better prepared to absorb the tanning solution.

Get Your Nails Done

You can get a full mani and it will be ok. You can wipe them off at the end. Or at least, just wear some clear coat. Natural nails are porous so this will keep them from getting stained by the spray tan solution.

An Application Will Last About a Week

The duration can vary from one person to the next, but on average, the spray tan will last from 5 to 7 days. This makes it a great option for events, you can get that amazing tan without having to spend weeks getting ready for that moment. On the other hand, if you’re after a more lasting tan, sun beds are the best option for you.

Tips You Must Know Before You Go in a Spray Tan Booth

It Won’t Wash Off

During the process of developing your tan fully, you want to stay away from dishwashing liquid and scrubbing, as they could cause the color to fade sooner. Other than that, spray tans are meant to fade away gradually, as your skin regenerates. It is temporary but it’s not something you can just wash off.

Moisturize to Wear It Longer

Dry skin is not a welcoming place for the tanning solution to live. If your skin leads more toward the dryer side, make sure you moisturize daily to keep your skin hydrated. Your tan will last longer this way.

Pat Your Skin Dry

Avoid rubbing your skin. Whether you’re coming out the shower, or just wanting to dry your hands after washing, make sure you pat your skin dry. Steer clear of exfoliators, that includes loofahs, washcloths, scrubbing formulas and the likes.


At Veranda Sun, we love to provide our customers with the best tanning experience in Colorado. Contact us today and get ready for the tan of your life.