Tan Preparation & Care

How to Prepare for your Tanning Session

Safe sunless tanningFollow these steps to ensure the very best with SunFX:

Before Tanning:

Exfoliate your body before the application. This is easily accomplished by rubbing a damp soapy face towel firmly over your skin when showering. Pay attention to rough skin areas like knees, elbows, ankles and the tops of your feet.

Do not apply deodorant or moisturizer to your skin on the day of the tanning treatment. This will reduce your tanning result. We also recommend that you don’t wear any make-up.

Wear attire appropriate for tanning: we suggest a dark bathing suit for women and dark shorts for men. Comfortable and loose fitting clothing are recommended after your tanning session. The solution does not penetrate the hair follicle, but you may wish to use a headband to tie your hair back.

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After Tanning:

Once your tan is applied, you must allow it to dry completely. Your tan is dried as it is applied but requires time to be absorbed into your skin. We will ensure that your application is dry before you leave, but as a precaution, do not wet your skin for at least 5 hours after the tanning session. We recommend that you do not shower for at least 8 hours after the treatment.

Showering in the morning of the next day is your best option. Do not exercise or perspire excessively between your tanning session and the showering phase. When showering don’t be concerned if some of the initial bronzer washes off. This is part of the SunFX tanning process. Your skin will continue to tan. Pat your skin dry after showering.

Apply moisturizer twice daily after showering. This reduces the rate at which your skin exfoliates and will keep your tan looking better for longer.

Other considerations in maintaining your tan are to avoid long baths, hot spas and extended swimming sessions. Shorter sessions are preferable. Also avoid products designed to exfoliate your skin.

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Important Information:

Skin: If you feel you have highly sensitive skin, or you have any doubts, we recommend a small localized test spray to check your skin compatibility before having your full SunFX body spray.

Clothing: We recommend that you wear dark, loose fitting attire after your appointment. Any minor rub-off will easily wash out of most fabrics, but some lighter colored materials, including leather, may stain.

Sunscreen: The SunFX spray-on tan does not provide any sun protection and it does not contain a sunscreen. Please make sure you apply sunscreen to prevent sunburn when outdoors.

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