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Maintaining Your
Body Glo by Laura Spray Tan

Make your glow last for up to 10 days!
 

  1. After your spray tan DO NOT SHOWER OR SWEAT FOR 8 - 12 HOURS UNTIL YOUR TAN HAS DEVELOPED. Continue to wear loose clothing while the tan is developing. If you go to bed and plan on showering in the morning, put down a long beach towel or old sheet just as a precaution in case the solution's bronzer transfers on to the sheets. This is highly unlikely, but in case you sweat, your sheets are protected.
     

  2. Also, use a wipe on the palm of your hand while the tan develops instead of washing your hands under water. The bronzer will rinse away and your hands will develop lighter than the rest of your body. Be careful while brushing teeth to avoid rinsing off bronzer from your face/chin. Washing your face will rinse away your bronzer and your tan will also develop lighter than the rest of your body. 
     

  3. Once the tan has developed, rinse with lukewarm water and soap first to ensure all of the bronzer is completely rinsed off, then you can wash your hair. Sometimes, the ingredients in shampoo can make the bronzer rinse unevenly and when you rinse your entire body the tan may appear uneven as well.
     

  4. Apply moisturizer the morning and evening after your post-tan shower. Avoid moisturizers with AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) because they promote exfoliation. Fantasy Tan maintenance products are available in-studio but you can use a simple moisturizer without AHA or other anti-aging, anti-wrinkle ingredients. Do not use products with mineral oil such as baby oil. Mineral oil will strip your tan. Coconut or olive oil is safe for tans. SPF though is still a must if you are going to be in the sun. SPF must not have any mineral oils or other potentially exfoliating ingredients. Your spray tan will not prevent you from getting tan from natural sun. 
     

  5. Avoid long, hot showers and baths, and scrubbing the skin. If you use a washcloth when bathing, choose one that is as soft as possible. Excessive friction on the skin may fade your tan prematurely. Using anti-aging products or exfoliating your skin will make your tan fade faster on your face and body. 
     

  6. Avoid chlorine in swimming pools and hot tubs which can remove or shorten the longevity of your tan. 
     

  7. Take care when exercising as friction and excess sweat may cause your tan to fade prematurely or unevenly.
     

  8. For best results, use Fantasty Tan's skin care line when maintaining your tan, including green tea shower gel and moisturizer, tan extenders and shimmer sticks. These specially formulated products will help you develop and maintain healthy skin and a gorgeous tan. Products are available at the Body Glo by Laura tanning studio. 

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