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After Sunless Care

After sunless tanning, continue to wear dark, loose fitting clothing for at least 6-8 hours.  If you chose to receive a "Rapid Tan" wait only 3-4 hours.


No sweating (that means no excessive exercising or exertion) for 6-8 hours is optimal.


Wait at least 6-8 hours before showering (or 2-4 hours for "Rapid Tan").  Some people like to wait and shower the next day. This is fine because the tanning solution is still developing for 24 hours. When you do shower, it is best to use a moisturizing body wash to help keep your skin moist. For best results, use our sunless shower gel from Designer Skin® or California Tan. You may notice some of the color washing off in the shower. This is normal, it is only the excess solution left on the skin surface. The tanning solution has already been absorbed into the skin and will still show your color. After getting out of the shower, pat dry your skin with a clean towel - do not rub or scrub, and moisturize 2-3 times a day! Hydrated skin will maintain a glowing tan best.


Wait at least 24 hours before swimming or hot tub use. Salt water and chlorine are especially damaging to your spray tan.


Avoid any creams, lotions or scrubs designed to exfoliate your skin until you are ready for your tan to come off.


Both Designer Skin® and California Tan® product lines have several different sunless tanning lotions and gels that work either on their own or in sync with your Custom Airbrush, Mystic, or VersaPro® sunless booth session or regular sunbed tanning sessions. Explore how sunless tanning lotions by Designer Skin, California Tan, Mystic Tan and VersaPro can enhance your sun-kissed or UV-free tan.