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Start With the Healthiest Skin 

Pre-Tan Prep


Exfoliate your skin up to 24 hours before your appointment. (the more you do the better)  This creates a blank canvas and promotes an even coverage and lengthens the duration of your tan by removing dead skin that would otherwise flake off. For the best way to exfoliate, use exfoliating GLOVES. (no sugar scrubs) Do not injure the skin by overdoing it. We don't recommend an exfoliating scrub it could block absorption.  Don't Exfoliate within 8 hours of your tan.


We cannot guarantee the excellence of Grand Rapids Spray Tan if you have on a self tanner/bronzing product/remains of a prior spray tan.  The goal would be for you to remove it all completely. 

Don't Shave or Wax the day of, your skin needs time to heal after shaving/waxing. Shave the day prior or day after.  Use a clean razor with no moisture strips.

Remove or avoid wearing make-up and moisturizer as this acts as a barrier to the spray and stops the process from working properly. Eye makeup and lip makeup are OKAY. We do provide wipes. 

Don't shower right before your spray tan.  A quick rinse with WATER ONLY/ is fine if you must, but no soaps, shampoo, etc.


Get your pedicures and manicures prior to your spray tan,  Or 24 hours after. Just don't let them use exfoliating items on legs. Soaking in the tubs will fade your tan on feet faster. 

Wax & Shave & Remove

What to Wear

Wear/bring dark, loose fitting clothing and undergarments to your tanning appointment. The cosmetic bronzer MAY rub off on clothing. It will wash out of most fabrics, but may stain nylons, lycra, and silks.  However, many clients do this on their lunch break and return to work, as our spray is very absorbent.

During the tanning process you may wear anything you are comfortable in.  We ask that men wear an undergarment (briefs/boxers).

If it is raining or calls for rain please bring an umbrella and wear items that cover you the most. 

spray tan with rain
spray tan with rain

Achieve the Most Beautiful, Longest-Lasting Tan



After your fist rinse APPLY MOISTURIZER and even twice daily will help with even exfoliation and longevity of your tan.


AVOID moisturizers with AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) because they promote exfoliation. 

We recommend our RENEW lotion,  with the best PH balance to interact with our tan solution to keep the natural color and avoid premature fading.


Avoid long hot showers, soaking in a bath, and scrubbing the skin. If you use a washcloth when bathing, choose one that is as soft as possible.
​AVOID CHLORINE in swimming pools and hot tubs which can remove or shorten the longevity of your tan. 


We recommend using our REFRESH body wash.  Some store brand washes can change the hue of the tan or fade your tan prematurely. 

NO OILS!  Baby oil, coconut oils, mineral oils, 

Do not use anything with a high level of alcohol content, and paraffins, or fragrance.  (Victoria secret, dove, bath and body works)


Take care when exercising as friction and excess sweat may cause your tan to fade prematurely or unevenly. DO NOT Shower within 8-10 hours after spray tan. With your first shower do not be alarmed when bronzer rinses off, you will be left with your developed tan.

You will sunburn through a spray tan, stay protected with SPF, but don't use an aerosol, use a lotion.

We recommend Coola it is spray tan safe, 70% organic, reef safe, and we do carry this product.  

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