It’s so much more than a spray tan…

At Be Bronze, our custom airbrush spray tan solution is loaded with skin-perfecting ingredients, anti-aging botanicals, and other repairing ingredients to support your skin health. Golden hour no longer has to end. Ever. Here are some helpful guides on how to make sure your spray tan looks flawless from head to toe.


Before you come in for your spray tan, you should…

  • Complete all other beauty services first (like nails, waxing, facials, and massages)!

  • Wax 24 hours (or more) before your appointment. Wax can stay on the skin and make it difficult for the tanning solution to hold.

  • Shower, shave, and exfoliate at least 4 hours before your appointment. This gives your pores time to close to avoid discoloration. If you must shower right before your appointment, finish off with a cold rinse to close those pores!

  • Come to your appointment with clean skin. No lotions or other beauty products.

  • Bring loose-fitting clothes to change into immediately after your spray tan. (No denim, no yoga pants, no tight bras or underwear.)

  • Ideally, bring flip flops too.


The Day of Your Spray Tan

  • Stay away from all moisture until your first shower. This means no showers, no work outs, no cleaning, no lotions, and no liquid foundations on the skin.

  • Take your first shower in 4 hours. Until then, wear loose fitting clothing. (No denim, no bras, and no yoga pants.) Ideally, wear a long t-shirt dress.

  • We know it’s hard, but keep your hands off your hot self. No leg crossing or other skin to skin contact.

  • Do NOT go more than than 24 hours after your appointment to shower.

Your First Shower After Your Spray Tan

  • Be gentle. Use gently warm water, only a natural body wash, and the palms of your hands to rinse surface bronzer off your skin. Avoid harsh scrubbing, hot water, soap bar, and Dove soap. You will see some bronzer wash away – this is normal!

  • Pat yourself dry, please don’t rub.

  • Moisturize with an oil-free moisturizer.

The Week Ahead

  • To preserve your tan, avoid swimming, long showers, baths, steam rooms, and saunas.

  • Avoid harsh chemicals such as chlorine, products containing acids, massages, fashion tape, bandages, and anything else that may strip your tan.

  • Moisturize in the AM and PM with an oil-free moisturizer. From Day 3 onwards, you can use our Tan Extender as your moisturizer.

  • Don’t exfoliate until you are ready to say goodbye. And, when you are, use an exfoliating mitt to create the perfect canvas for your next tan.


What do I wear to my appointment?

  • Wear dark and loose clothing. No yoga pants, no denim, no sports bras. Tight clothing can leave marks! If possible, wear a long black t-shirt dress and go commando! As for shoes, best to wear sandals. If it's raining on the day of your appointment, bring an umbrella as rain can also streak your spray tan!

How long will my spray tan last?

  • Your spray tan should last anywhere 5 to 7 days, depending on your aftercare and frequency of exfoliating.

Aren’t spray tans orange?

  • Not this one! The orange discoloration is due to improper application, color mixology, or improper skin care either before or after your spray tan. Follow our prep and aftercare instructions and you will be the perfect shade of bronze.

Do I tan naked?

  • Most babes tan nude to avoid the tan lines. If you prefer a tan line, we recommend a thin strong thong.

  • For the boys: Minimal clothing, such as boxers or briefs.

How long does an appointment take?

  • Your spray tan will usually take 15–20 minutes, but we can’t get enough of you. So we allocate a full 30 minutes for each client.

Can I still tan in the sun with a spray tan?

  • You can, but why age prematurely and damage that beautiful skin of yours?! Seriously, wear SPF babe. Spray tans provide no UV protection.

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