Glow On: Spray Tan After Care

Posted On: 04/13/2023
Tanning Tips

Congratulations on your decision to get a spray tan! Boca Tanning Club recognizes that spray tanning is a popular option and our expert staff helps you achieve the tan you want while providing outstanding service in a relaxed and comfortable environment. 

Having a sun-kissed glow is the perfect way to look your best, and now that you’ve decided to get the perfect tan, it’s time to think about aftercare. Proper aftercare ensures that your spray tan lasts as long as possible. Here are some tips and tricks for taking care of your tan after you leave the salon.

Take Shorter Showers and Cooler Showers 

It’s true – taking shorter showers helps preserve your spray tan. Hot water will cause your skin to dry out more quickly because it strips away natural oils from your skin. To help keep your tan looking fresh, take lukewarm showers instead of hot ones, and make sure they’re no longer than 10 minutes long.

Hot showers can also quickly break down sunless tanning solutions, so try to stick with more excellent showers occasionally and avoid using hot water when washing your body. Additionally, wear shower gloves and use an exfoliating mitt when cleaning yourself to ensure you don’t accidentally rub away your sunless tan. 

Moisturize Regularly  

Moisturizing regularly is essential for keeping your skin hydrated and healthy. This will also help ensure that your spray tan looks as vibrant and natural as possible for as long as possible. Make sure to use an oil-free moisturizer designed explicitly for tanned skin or a moisturizer containing Vitamin E or Aloe Vera so you don’t strip away any color from the tanning solution. Apply moisturizer at least once a day or twice if your skin looks especially dry. 

Stay Out of the Sun  

Of course, the best way to keep your spray tan around for longer is to keep out of the sun. UV rays can damage and fade away any tanning solution applied to your skin, so try to limit the time you spend outside in the sun. Wear protective clothing and sunscreen when necessary, and always bring an umbrella or hat when going out. 

Exfoliate Regularly  

Regular exfoliation is also essential for ensuring your spray tan lasts as long as possible. Use gentle exfoliating scrubs and loofahs to slough away dead skin cells, which can help expose the underlying pigment of the tanning solution. Make sure to use a moisturizer afterward, like one with Vitamin E or Aloe Vera, so you don’t dry out the skin. Doing this in the shower is also a good idea, as it can help rinse away any excess tanning solution you may have missed while applying it. 

Avoid Exfoliating Your Skin and Avoid Chlorinated Pools

Another essential step in preserving your spray tan is avoiding exfoliation immediately after receiving the treatment. Exfoliating can strip away layers of sunless tanner, leaving you with uneven results or blotchy patches on different body areas. If you need to exfoliate, wait at least 24 hours before doing so, and be sure not to use any harsh products like loofahs or scrubs on your skin during this period.

Chlorine can strip away layers of sunless tanning solution from the skin’s surface very quickly if exposed for extended periods, so try avoiding swimming pools with high chlorine levels whenever possible until your spray tan has completely faded away naturally.   

Reapply Sunscreen Whenever Necessary 

Remember that even though you have a beautiful new bronzed glow, protecting yourself from UV rays is still essential! So whenever you plan on being outside in direct sunlight, apply a generous amount of sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher before heading out into the sun to protect yourself from burning or fading too quickly. 

As a helpful tip, visit Boca Tanning Salon for all your spray tanning needs – we offer various sunless tanning options to fit whatever type of look you’re going for! We have top-of-the-line products and the best customer service, so come in today to get your perfect sunless tan!


Taking proper care of your spray tan is essential if you want it to last as long as possible! These simple tips should help keep it looking its best while protecting yourself against harmful UV rays – so get out there and show off that fabulous bronze glow!