Preparing for a Sunless Application


The day prior to sunless tanning, use the proper shower and exfoliation products from head to toe. Pre-tan retail products are highly recommended as they are made to optimally prepare skin to accept a sunless tan. These products include exfoliators, vitamin-infused body washes and skin pH balancers. Pre-tanning products don't leave residual soaps, oils or moisturizers like typical cleansing products can.


  • Exfoliate skin at least 24 hours before your sunless tan. This will ensure smooth skin and a primed surface for the tanning solution to cohere to. Pay particular attention to your hands, elbows, knees and feet as these are places more apt to over-develop.

  • Shave at least 24 hours before your sunless session.

  • Any waxing should be done 24-48 hours before your sunless session.

  • Do not apply oils, oil-based or alcohol-based products at any time prior to or after your sunless tan unless product specifically states that it is acceptable for pre-suless session use.

  • Do not apply deodorant prior to your session.

  • Remove any makeup before your sunless tan.

  • Bring dark, loose-fitting clothing and flip flops or sandals to wear after your tan session until your first shower.