Before Your Tan Do not shower directly before your tan. Try to shower 1-2 hours before your tan to allow your skin to adequately dry. Showering directly before your tan can cause your tan to fade prematurely. Exfoliate and moisturize your body in the days leading up to your spray tan. Exfoliating and moisturizing is a key step to achieving the best results! Pay close attention to areas that tend to by dryer – such as elbows, knees, ankles, heels, hands and feet. Hydrate! Drink plenty of water, the better hydrated you are on the inside the better you tan will look on the outside. Do not apply tanning lotions, moisturizers, deodorants or makeup to your skin right before your tan. Shaving, facials, waxing or other hair removal procedures should be done at least one day prior to your tanning session. Manicures, pedicures and massages should be done before your tan. After Your Tan Avoid putting a bra, leggings, jeans or anything tight on directly after your tan. Wait 12-24 hours after your tan to shower. No sweating, swimming, getting wet or exercising until your first shower after your spray tan. Doing so may cause streaks! Wear long sleeves and long pants while you sleep. Avoid sleeping on your hands!