A sunless spray tan is the fastest and easiest way to get a boost of confidence with an almost instantaneous golden glow. Whether you want to look fabulous for a special occasion, or would like to keep your glow all year long as part of your regular beauty regimen, Lalezar Tanning & Spa can help you get a flawless finish. Preparation is vital, so we are sharing some insider tips and tricks that can help achieve your Glow Goals.  

24 to 48 hours before your appointment.

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! Refrain from moisturizing with any oils or using any oil-based exfoliating scrubs on your body. Oils will create a barrier between the skin and tan application. Make sure to scrub all dry areas as well – that means elbows, ankles, knees, feet, underarms, neck, and face!

Shave, wax, and remove any unwanted body hair.

Make certain all manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials, and massages are done at least the day before your appointment. The oils used in these services act as a barrier to the sunless solution and may result in an uneven tan. 

The day of your spray tan!

Pack appropriate clothing! If it’s raining or elements are wet, make sure you have proper attire that covers you from head to toe. You don’t want one drop of rain or snow hitting your new GLOW. You will need to put on loose, dark cotton clothing after your tan – a.k.a. NO DENIM, tight waist bands, etc.

Take a shower – but just a warm water rinse. Any soaps, shampoos, or conditioners that get on your skin the day of your tan may leave a residue and impede the sunless tanning process. Make sure not to use any “moisturizing soaps” – these will leave a film on your skin that will result in a blotchy tan. Stay FAR AWAY from Dove, Dial, Ivory, and similar products.

Skip the lotions, oils, perfume, and deodorant OR plan on using an exfoliating mitt ($6 from the salon) to take this all off!

WOMEN – To avoid staining, plan on wearing dark colored underwear or swimsuit bottoms. This will be your tan line! We have a female-only, professional and a discreet staff, so you may wear whatever you’d like during your session.

MEN – Plan on wearing dark boxers or undergarments. We require male clients to wear bottoms.

*We have disposable spa undergarments available upon request.

After your spray tan.

Change into a loose fitting top and bottom – no bras or tight clothing. Sweatpants, robes, pajamas, flip flops, and/or loose t-shirts are best! 

To get the deepest and darkest results, we suggest waiting 24 hours (16 hours minimum) before sweating or rinsing off in the shower or using any products.  Avoid all moisture (showering, sweating, rain, swimming, massage, and pedicures).

Your tanning specialist can discuss other options with you, like our Rapid Tan formula, which allows you to rinse off in one to four hours. Your tanning specialist will give you an exact time to rinse, which depends on your skin’s complexion and your desired results.

When it is time to shower after the recommended waiting period, use a warm water rinse only to freshen up (this means no soap!).  To dry, pat your skin lightly with a towel.

Keep your skin hydrated and moisturized daily. Stay away from mineral oil, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate (SLS), alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), parabens (preservatives), petroleum, ethanol, exfoliating, and alcohol-based products as these will strip your tan faster. This includes most shaving creams! Minimize the time you spend in chlorinated water. Lalezar recommends Norvell products to preserve your tan and promote healthy and hydrated skin to keep your tan lasting! 

Avoid over showering, long hot showers and baths, loofahs, and exfoliants of any kind for five to seven days. Keep in mind, the act of soaking and scrubbing during any nail treatments will remove the tan on the legs and feet. 

Your spray tan should last on average, five to 10 days. Factors such as skin type, activities, and maintenance can cause your results to vary. Ask your tanning specialist for information about a healthy skin regimen to promote healthy and hydrated skin, and specialized products that will extend your glow.

Apply sunscreen. Safe sun care is as equally important to us!

Drink lots of water! Hydrated skin holds and retains a tan better.