Spray Tan Cincinnati: FAQs & Answers

Spray Tan Cincinnati options are plentiful but here at Lavish Cincinnati we offer professionalism you can trust and results that will never let you down. While serving our loyal customers, we’ve noticed a pattern of questions consistently asked so today we’ll expand on each of them in order to provide you with as much information as possible so you can make the best decision for you. For more information you can check out our Spray Tan services here or we’ll be happy to get you started scheduling your appointment in just a few clicks below.

How Should I Prepare For My Tan?

To best prepare for your tan we recommend the following guidelines:

  • Shave the night before your tan (not the morning of).
  • If you wax, it is recommended to do so 1-2 days before your tan.
  • Shower and gently exfoliate a minimum of 6-8 hours prior to the spray tan. Doing this immediately prior to spray tanning will cause uneven results.
  • Be sure to have no makeup, lotions, or perfumes on your skin
  • Bring loose fitting clothing to wear after your tan (wide sweatpants or dark colored maxi dresses are recommended – no leggings, jeans, or tight pants)

Do I Need To Be Nude?

You may wear as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. For men, we require the use of atleast undergarments. We provide disposable undergarments for those who would like them. We’ve included what these undergarments look like for your reference’s sake. They are one-time use & disposed of after your session is complete. Sanitation and discretion are very important to us but please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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What is the difference between a rapid tan and a regular tan?

Our original formula will require 8h to develop before you can shower. A rapid tan will let you shower after only 1-4h. A rapid tan can be showered off sooner, however the color will still take 24h to develop afterwards. Both formulas are certified vegan, cruelty free, and made from organic and naturally derived ingredients.

How Long Will My Tan Last?

On average, our spray tans last between 7-10 days. Your tan’s “life span” will also depend on your skin’s natural exfoliation as well as the aftercare provided. To extend the life of your tan, we recommend using moisturizers which are free of parabens and harsh chemicals and is enriched with Vitamin E and aloe, and tan extenders.

Why Cool Water?

Hot water opens pores, which allows the spray tan to settle into the skin unevenly. This may leave brown dots on areas such as legs. It is recommended to take a cool or lukewarm shower as your post-tan rinse. 

Will The Bronzer Rub Off On My Clothes?

Depending on the formula that was used, bronzer may rub off on clothing. Usually this will happen when getting dressed immediately after your spray tanning session. To try and minimize bronzer from rubbing off, wear loose-fitting dark clothing after the spray tan. Sweating can also cause the bronzer to rub off; Intense exercising is not recommended for the first 12-24h after a spray tan. 

Will A Spray Tan Protect Me From UV Ray Exposure?

No, a spray tan does not contain any sunblock and will not protect you from UV rays. It is still necessary to wear SPF when in the sun.

When Can I Shower After My Tan?

This will depend on the solution that was used, as well as the desired tanning level. The average time to wait before showering after classic tan is around 8 hours. A rapid tan formula can be rinsed off in 2-4 hours.

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