How to make spray tan last longer

If you are anything like us, you have been working hard to make your spray tan last for longer throughout the winter months. We’ve been discussing this at length today in the salon, so we thought we would gather our top tips for you. 


The day before you visit us for a spray tan, make sure you exfoliate and remove any dead skin cells. This will result in the tanning lotion to be absorbed better and more evenly by the skin.  

Take a shower 

Long showers and hot baths will dry out your skin, especially during the winter. So take short, sharp showers to make sure your spray tan last for longer. Be sure to also use gentle, moisturising shower balms to cleanse the skin. Harsh soaps can strip your skin of your spray tan colour. 
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Get a wax booked in

Shaving drys out your skin so be organised and book in for a wax hair removal 24 hours before your spray tan. If you wax before your spray tan, it will also mean your spray tan will last for longer and you don’t have to reach for the razor for a couple of weeks!

invest in a gradual tanner

If you’ve noticed that your spray tan colour is fading then apply a gradual tanner as a top up. Use this the same way you would a moisturiser and the gradual tanner will develop over the course of the day. 


This is the most important tip… moisturise everyday and don’t forget. Purchase an oil-free moisturiser and moisturise every day to lock in your tan. If you carry out this step everyday then you will be guaranteed that your spray tan lasts for longer.  

If you would like to check our availability or book an appointment for a spray tan, please book now or call 01932 853 200.

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