DHA continues to develop and darken the top layer of skin for hours after you get sprayed. We recommend leaving the solution on your skin for at least 8 hours, the longer the better. For best results leave the bronzer solution on your skin overnight.
Your first shower should be a light, warm one. You are simply rinsing the cosmetic bronzer off the surface of your skin. Avoid long, hot baths. Most water dries out your skin so avoid soaking in it if you can. Don’t exfoliate until right before your next spray tan. Avoid bar soaps, as these have higher pH levels. This will cause your skin to dry and possibly crack.
Avoid chlorinated water as well. Chlorine tends to eat away at spray tans. Soaking in a hot tub and scrubbing your skin is the best way to remove an old spray tan before getting a new one. Moisturize liberally after showers. Lowering the pH level of your skin after water exposure is very important to the health of your skin and assists in pro-longing the life of a spray tan. Use tan extending moisturizers that have trace amounts of DHA when you have a spray tan. Be careful not to use moisturizers with high pH levels or too much DHA. This could make your skin dry and orange.
While your spray tan is processing, try not to sweat. Refrain from working out or participating in strenuous activity that will cause excessive amounts of perspiration. Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water daily. This is very important in order to prevent dry, cracked skin. Healthy skin means a healthy tan. Also, don’t forget to take your vitamins. Vitamins C, E, A, K & B complex all contribute to healthier skin