Spray Tanning – Do’s and Don’ts

Spray Tanning Season is upon us!

If you want stunning, sun-kissed looking skin, without exposure to harmful UV-ray nasties, our collection of professional spray tanning solution products will wow you time and time again. To help you get the most out of your tan, here is our list of Spray Tanning Do’s and Dont’s.  So whether you’re planning a Weekend in Bondi, a Week in Fiji, or a Month in Maui, here’s what you need to look your best…

Before you Tan….

DO: exfoliate prior to tanning (preferably the day before your tan), to remove any dead skin cells and/or previous tan. We recommend using the Sunescape Tan Removal Mitt, Sunescape Exfoliating Body Polish or Pure Fiji Sugar Rub

DON’T: wax or shave at least 24 hours prior to tanning

The day of your Tan….

DON’T: moisturise or wear deodorant or perfume prior to tanning. Tans work best on dry, unperfumed skin

DO: wear loose comfortable clothing (preferably black) to avoid rubbing the tan off and staining of clothes on the day of your tan. Wear slip on shoes if possible

DON’T: shower, exercise vigorously, sweat or get wet for at least 2 hours after being tanned (you can leave the tan longer if you like).

After your Tan….

DON’T: wax after your tan. This will remove the tan

DON’T: use soaps and body washes that contain the ingredient Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS). SLS strips the skin, and will result in your tan fading much faster than it should.

DO: use Sunescape Hydrating Shower Gel or Pure Fiji Shower Gel, which are both SLS free

DON’T: take long hot showers/baths and prolonged swimming to lengthen your tan

DO: keep your skin hydrated by alternating between Sunescape‘s Gradual Tan Extender and Hydrating Body Butter, or Pure Fiji Body Lotion.

DO: Use Sunescape’s Gradual Tan Extender to ensure your tan lasts as long as possible!


The Beauty Therapists at Cocoon are all trained to be able to make the appropriate preparation and home care recommendations, to ensure your tan stays looking its best for as long as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask for more information!

Happy Tanning xx


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