Tips for a Perfect Sunless Tan


  • Start moisturizing your skin after showering and before bed at night several days prior to spray tanning
  • Shower & Exfoliate paying attention to drier areas and thicker skin like knees, elbows, ankles & heels
  • For dry skin apply a light layer of lotion right after showering 2 hours prior to spray tanning
  • Wear loose dark colored clothing and avoid underwire bras & spandex
  • Wear open shoes like sandals or flip flops no socks
  • NO Perfume the alcohol can cause splotches
  • Bring an umbrella in case of rain


  • Your sales associate will demonstrate all instructions for your sunless spray. Most mistakes are made because the instructions were not clear or were not understood.  Click here for an instructional video
  • Remove all jewelry.
  • Place the provided hair net above ears and above the hair line
  • Apply the provided barrier cream on cuticles, palms, heels and toes


  • Use a baby wipe to remove the barrier cream off your cuticles, palms, toes & bottoms of your feet
  • Avoid exercising, sweating, contact with water until after your first shower
  • Wait 4-6 hours before your first shower using luke warm water, and then apply shower gel only with your hands, not a loofah, sponge, wash cloth and pat yourself dry with your towel. For best results use shower gel from our California Tan Sunless skin care selection designed specifically for sunless tanning.
  • Moisturizing your skin several times a day with a tan extending moisturizer to extend the life of your spray tan up to 5-7 days
  • Pools and hot tubs with chlorine will make your tan fade faster. After using these do a fresh water rinse so the chlorine is not sitting on the skin and follow up with a tan extending moisturizer
FDA – DHA Recommendations
The FDA recommends you take protective measures to eliminate eye contact, inhalation or ingestion during your spray tan session, such as:
Using protective eye-wear
Wearing nose filters
Sealing lips with lip balm
Using protective undergarments


**Ask your salon professional for details. If you have additional concerns, always consult with your health care provider for further guidance