It is essential that you avoid taking a shower immediately after your tan. Your spray tan technician will let you know how long you need to wait before taking a shower. But on the average it should be about 5-8hours after your tanning session. You need to first of all wash your hands before taking your shower. Make sure the water for the shower is relatively warm and gently wash your body with it. Do not scrub so that you don’t wash away the tan. Dry yourself up with a towel.
You need to avoid exercising after your shower so that you don’t sweat. Sweat will inhibit the tan from developing evenly on your skin. You are not to exfoliate again after the tanning session. If you do that, it will cause your tan to fade off quickly. With this, you need to avoid shaving any areas that has been tanned for 2 days after the session. Do not take your bath in hot tubs, chlorinated pools and saltwater. It will shorten the longevity of your tan.
To extend the life of your tan, you need to moisturize your skin. Your spray tan professional will provide information on the type of moisturizer to buy to keep your tan from fading. You will need to add a moisturizing enhancer to prolong your tan.
If you can follow all the points raised above, you will keep your skin looking gorgeous and sun-kissed for a long period of time.