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Pre & Post Tan Care: 

A Sunless Tan can last anywhere from 5-10 days depending on how you care for it. Follow these steps to get the most out your shade. 


  • Take a shower as normal an be careful to rinse off ALL of the shampoo and soap; also don't apply any deodorant, moisturizer, lotion, cream, or makeup before your spray tan. 

  • Exfoliate with an oil free product! This is the most important aspect of your before- appointment regimen. By exfoliation, you are turning your skin into a clean slate for your tan consultant. Properly exfoliating with an oil-free product, like the 'Deep Clean Exfoliating' product that SoS offers, can increase the life of your tan by up to three days!

  • Schedule all regular hair removal, mani/pedis, massages and spa services at least one day before. Doing so after can cause tan to fade prematurely.

  • Wear that SPF! Sunburns and spray tans are a no-no.

  • What to Wear to your Appointment: All tanning solutions that SoS uses are oil-free, which means they will not stain your clothes, bedsheets, or your couch; however, we do suggest that you wear dark, loose clothing so that your clothing doesn't rub against the spray tan while it is setting.


  • Do not go swimming or work out during the 8 hours that your tan is setting to ensure that the tan is given enough time to properly develop. 

  • For your first Shower: rinse only! Soaps and shampoos can lessen the quality of your spray tan. To be even safer; after your first rinse off, use the 'DHA-infused Shower Glow' that SoS offers to significantly prolong the life of your tan.

    • The cosmetic bronzer will wash away in the water, as soon as the water runs clear you can get out, use only your hands to wash off solution.

    • ​​Pat dry and start moisturizing with a spray tan safe moisturizer.

  • Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize! A spray tan's worst enemy is dry skin; a spray tan's best friend is a moisturizer. SoS offers a 'Skin Glow Tan Extender' to keep your skin soft, supple and most importantly tanned for days longer!

  • Use a lotion SPF instead aerosol as it is high in alcohol and very drying.

  • When you’re ready to say goodbye to your tan simply exfoliate it off with an exfoliating mitt and book your next tan!

*Avoid Dove, Victoria Secret and Bath and Body Works products before and during your tan.*

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