The key to a flawless airbrush tan is 50% how you prep and take care of your skin and 50% of how our technicians choose and apply your custom solution.


Do not swim, sweat or bathe until after rinse. 

Depending on the solution used during your session, rinse:

  • 8 hours after initial tan or 1-4 hours (rapid tan) after initial spray.

Your tan will continue to develop over the next 24 hours.

  • Do not use any type of body wash or moisturizer until 24 hours after your initial rinse.

  • Using body products too soon can potentially change the outcome of your tan.  

Do not be alarmed when you see the cosmetic bronzer washing off.  

  • This is normal and does not affect your tan.


Once the tan has fully developed, you can begin using a body wash that does not contain sulfates, mineral oil or petroleum.

  • Avoid soap bars, unless they specifically target spray tans.

  • This is important because using products that are not pH balanced could result in a lighter tan that does not last (acidic skin) or a tan that turns golden or orange (alkaline skin).  

If you need assistance in selected products, we offer pH balanced body washes and moisturizers made specifically for spray tans.

While in the shower, avoid scrubbing harshly and when toweling off pat dry instead of rubbing.

It is imperative that you moisturize with a spray tan friendly lotion (non petroleum based) at least two times daily.

  • This will slow down your skin’s natural cell turnover and will ensure an even, flawless fade.

Moisturizers, body butters and tan extenders are highly recommended to ensure best results.

  • You must wear sunscreen when outdoors. 

  • Shop our aftercare line for optimal results.

Do your best to avoid shaving, if necessary:

  • Use a sharp, clean razor when shaving. We recommend using hair conditioner in place of shaving cream.

Massages and pedicures must be avoided.

  • Products used during services will break down your tan.

  • Polish changes are okay.

Avoid long hot showers, baths and hot tubs because prolonged water submersion will break down your tan.

Airbrush tans can last anywhere from 7-14 days depending on your skin type and how diligently you follow the pre and post tan care recommendations.


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5620 Columbia Pike

Falls Church, VA 22041

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