Before & After Care

The night before your Tan

  • Shower thoroughly and exfoliate, this will remove dead skin, and provide a smooth surface for your tan to ensure even coverage and lengthen the duration of your tan.
  • If you are using Dove products please stop using them at least two days before your tan and for the duration of the tan (5-7 days). Dove soap and Dove lotions leave a film on your skin that leads to a blotchy tan.
  • Shaving and waxing should be done the night before.
  • Moisturize after your shower, but not the day of your tan. Remember, clean skin!
 The day of your Tan
  • Recommended to be make up & deodorant free
  • Do not moisturize
  • Do not shave



  • Wear dark loose fitting clothing and flip flops. Tight fitting clothing worn on a fresh tan can rub the solution off and leave your tan patchy.
  • Do not shower or sweat excessively for the next 7-8 hours (Over night if possible) after your tan. This allows your tan to fully develop it’s color.
  • If you do not shower until the next morning, please make sure to wear loose fitting, full length pjs to bed.
  • Do not shave for the first 12 hours after your spray and first shower, if you MUST please use a fresh razor.
  • Use hand sanitizer to wash your hands during developing time.
  • Avoid using moisturizers and applying deodorant during developing time.
  • Wearing socks or closed shoes can cause your tan to develop unevenly on your feet, please avoid wearing either for at least the first 5 hours of your tan.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing for at least the first 5 hours of your tan, tight clothing could render your tan splotchy.
 Remember: When you take a shower or a bath you will probably see some color wash off. Don’t worry. This is quite normal as it is only the color guide that the spray tan technician uses when the tan is applied. You will be left with a gorgeous tan.

Maintaining the Tan

It is recommended you follow these general guidelines to maintain your tan:

  • Avoid long/hot baths and showers, hot temperatures open your pores and will release the tan more quickly.
  • Avoid swimming pools, hot tubs and seawater these can reduce your tan.
  • We recommend using our Vanilla-Lavender Tan Extending Moisturizer, unlike other lotions this is specifically designed to extend the longevity of your tan and ensure even fading at the end of your tan.
  • Try to use a fresh razor every time you shave during your tan.
  • Pat your skin dry after every shower
  • Moisturize twice a day.

Sassy Tans

Sassy Tans is a mobile airbrush tanning service based in Palo Alto, California. We make sunless tanning convenient and easy–from the privacy of your home to a fun office tanning party. Our mission is to leave you glowing from the inside.

cropped-tanning-banner.jpg Sassy Tans prides itself on giving you a flawless tan, customized to your unique skin tone that creates a incredibly beautiful sun kissed glow without the harmful effects of UV ray