• Eva Mercedes Team

How To Get The Most Out of Your Spray Tan

Gone are the days of teaching your other half to tan your back in hopes they don’t leave you streaky and orange. Whether you’re trying to avoid the harmful rays of the sun, or just looking to become a golden goddess, a spray tan is the best option. But before you book in for your next tan, follow our simple steps below and you can be sure your tan will leave you bronzed and glowing.

Things to know before your appointment

If you are getting a spray tan for a special occasion, we recommend having it done 1-2 days before to ensure the tan is at its best.

We provide an optional disposable g-string for you, but you can wear your own underwear or bikini if you prefer; this depends on what you feel comfortable in. If your tan is for a special occasion, please take into consideration the outfit you will be wearing as a bra will cause tan lines.

Step 1 - The Day Before

Make sure any waxing or shaving is done at least 12 hours before your appointment.

Exfoliate and cleanse your entire body the night before to prepare the skin for a fresh new tan.

To prevent creating a barrier, do not apply moisturiser the day of the spray tan; it should only be applied 12 hours before the tan.

Step 2 - The Day of Your Tan

Bring dark, loose clothing to wear after your appointment as tight clothing will make the tan uneven.

Do not wear perfume or deodorant to your appointment as the spray tan solution will react to it. You can put these on after showering the tan off.

Step 3 - Just After Your Tan

Leave the tan on for a minimum of 1 hour before showering, the longer you leave it on the deeper the colour will get.

During the development period, avoid activities that cause excessive sweating as this can leave streaks in the tan.

After the development period, shower in warm water (not too hot), and use a light, gentle body wash. The outer bronzer will wash off, and once the water runs clear, pat dry with a towel.

Avoid touching your body after your spray tan as this can leave finger prints on your body.

Step 4 - The Days After Your Tan

Use our MineTan Tan Booster Foam to boost colour results and skin hydration for a longer lasting, deeper tan. Best used with our MineTan Bronze On Applicator Mitt.

Avoid chlorinated swimming pools as this can react with the tan and cause an uneven fade.

Avoid products that contain Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) or Glycolic Acid as they can exfoliate the skin, causing the tan to fade quicker.

Moisturise daily to help your tan last longer, as well as to help it fade evenly.

When you’re ready for your next tan, use our MineTan Tan Eraser to remove all traces of old fake tan build up and prep the skin for a new tan in minutes.

Now you know how to get the most out of your tan, get your glow on and give us a call or text on 0474 230 000 or pop us a DM and we can get you booked in ASAP!

We look forward to seeing you at Eva Mercedes soon!

Writer: Rebecca, Eva Mercedes Expert.



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