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Before and Aftercare Advice

  • A spray gun will be used to apply a light mist (a combination of air and tanning solution) directly to your skin. The process takes approximately 15 minutes.

  • Spray tanning is accomplished by the application of a solution containing the active ingredient: DHA (Dihydroxyacetone). DHA is considered to be safe and has been FDA-approved. DHA will NOT be absorbed into the bloodstream and poses no possibility of toxicity.

  • The ingredients used in our solution^ have been thoroughly tested and regarded as safe, there are however rare occasions where individuals react unfavorably to tanning solution or may not tan at all (rare). If you would like us to we can perform an inconspicuous test patch prior to your actual tanning session, for a small fee to cover travel costs.

  • If you have any health concerns that could be affected by spray tanning we strongly recommend consulting with your doctor prior to treatment. This includes but is not limited to any skin concerns, known allergies, open wounds, recent tattoos or piercings, Botox/fillers, respiratory problems, and pregnant/nursing women.

  • Please wear whatever you feel comfortable in during your tanning session; a bikini, underwear, or nude if preferred.

  • We take the utmost care and follow all precautions as well as common sense to protect you and your personal belongings during your session including a pop-up portable tent to spray you in, laying towels down on the floor where necessary, sticky feet, and hair nets if requested. In almost every instance this will eliminate the chance of any accidents occurring. Mobile Spray Tanning LA will not be held liable for any mishaps that occur assuming we have taken adequate precautions to avoid such incidences.

  • You can redress into loose dark clothing once the solution has dried. The solution will give you an immediate bronzing effect which will continue to develop over the next few hours. ^^
    Please note that your color will be lighter after you have showered.

    ^List of ingredients available to review upon request
    ^^ Depending upon which solution is chosen


  • Ensure that you have showered and exfoliated prior to your tan paying particular attention to ankles knees and elbows. This will remove dead skin cells and ensure the new layer of skin is tanned which in turn will prolong the life of your tan. Please please, remove all traces of previous sunless tan.

  • Prior to tanning please be sure that your skin is free of any oils, lotion, makeup, perfume and deodorant. Any additional ingredients could interfere with the tanning solution, we can provide wipes if necessary.

  • Waxing and shaving should have been done at least 24 hours prior to your spray tan. This gives time for your pores to close and your skin will be ready for a gorgeous even glow,


  • Whilst your tan is developing avoid skin-to-skin contact and please refrain from getting it wet; this includes washing hands and excessive sweating. 

  • We recommend wearing loose dark clothing after your tan. Any solution which is transferred onto clothing/bedding is typically machine washable.

  • You can expect your tan to last on average 7 days depending on maintenance.

  • Pat skin dry after a shower/workout

  • Keep skin moisturized, apply lotion at least twice a day.

  • Avoid oil-based products and exfoliating products.

  • Avoid swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms as well as long hot showers and baths.

  • Be sure to drink plenty of water, dehydrated skin will cause the tan to fade faster.

  • Our solution does NOT contain sunscreen, please ensure that you continue to protect your skin responsibly against harmful UV rays.

  • Your tan will begin to fade like a normal tan, if for any reason you wish to reduce the life of your tan try applying baby oil. Exfoliation using a loofah will also help.

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