How Long After Getting A Spray Tan Can You Shower?

Your spray tan care is important to maintain your bronzed glow. Before you enter the studio, you take care of your tan, and it goes past your tan. After a spray tan, one of the most common questions is “when should I have a shower?. We recommend that you wait at least 4-8 hours before your first shower, but do not wait longer than 24 hours after your spray tan. If, after a spray tan, you shower for the first time, you’ll probably see golden glow wash off the drain, don’t worry! When you go out, you will always look bronzed. This is just one unnecessary extra solution washing off your skin.

It is also best to stay away from all moisture. This includes sweating, moisturizing your skin, placing liquid bases or anything else that could get your tan wet. These first few hours are extremely important as your tan develops, and the solution may not be properly applied to by any excess humidity.

How to Shower After a Spray Tan?

Yes, you can shower 4 hours after a spray tan. Let ‘s talk about the actual shower itself. We have bad news for your spray tan if you like a long hot, sudsy shower. If you’re showering after a spray tan, use warm water, oil-free wash your body and ideally make it quick. 

Here are a few easy tips and tricks to make your shower work with the life of your spray tan. 

  • Do not scrub your body too harshly
  • Use an oil-free body wash to rinse the surface solution off
  • Avoid bar soaps or soaps that strip your skin with harsh chemicals. 
  • Pat yourself dry instead of rubbing
  • Moisturize to lock in that tan.

Washing Hair After Spray Tan

Many are surprised when after a tanning session they are told to shower / wash their hair. Your main concern is that your hair washing and showering will affect your tan spray.

Here Are Easy Hair Wash Tips After Your Spray.

  • Wait for washing. Before washing your hair, wait 24 hours. This allows your tan to develop and set up completely.
  • Simply rinse it. Don’t let your fresh tan run through the shower, shampoo and conditioner. When you wash and rinse your hair, lean over so it does not lead to streaks of soap or uneven areas in your skin.
  • Choose a shampoo that fits your hair without any sulfates. Use the Free Shampoo and Conditioner for sulfates and paraben. These products are milder on your hair and skin and will not tear hair or brandy.
  • Bun up your hair. Do not allow your moist hair to be placed on your skin if your hair is long with a conditioner while you are waiting to absorb the packer. Bun your hair to a clip until the hair is rinsed out.
  • Shower, don’t soak. Don’t wash your hair as long as you take a bath. Sitting in the bathroom with the soap and the conditioner in the water creates strings, and a patchy fade as your fresh tan soaks through the whole soap leaves your skin residues. Showers are a clean clean rinse option.

Shampoo and Conditioner Ingredients that are bad for your spray tan:

  • Mineral oil
  • Alcohol
  • Fragrances
  • Dyes
  • Essential Oils

When you wear your sunless tan, keep these ingredients off your skin ensuring the bronzing glow lasts as much time and fades smoothly as possible.

Are You Looking for a Spray Tan You Can Trust?

Spray tanning at Simply Skin Esthetics in downtown Walnut Creek, California is an amazing experience our clients keep coming back for time after time. Why? Because we care and more importantly we provide spray tans that are safe and long-lasting. Airbrush tanning is a new and safe way of achieving a golden look without the risks of skin cancer, often associated with overexposure from the sun or from a tanning bed. Using an airbrush, a fine mist of bronzer is applied to the body. This tan lasts approximately 7 to 10 days depending on your lifestyle and skin type. Using moisturizer on your skin daily helps keep your tan looking great.That’s why our service is far superior to any you will find in the San Francisco East Bay Area.  We care, and it shows in our repeat clientele.  We feature HydraFacial, Ultrasound Facial, Signature Facial, Mens Facial, Express Facial, Treatments/Peels, Teen Facial and Back Facials! Interested in learning more or scheduling your first session? Contact us now to make your appointment!