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gloww FAQ

When should I get my tan?

 

Our tans can take up to 10 hours to fully develop, so we recommend tanning the day before a big event where you want to look your best. In a rush? Our rapid tans can be rinsed off in as little as 1 hour but continue to develop after your first shower. Your tan should look its best for 1-5 days after your appointment, but can last longer with our moisturizer or our tan extender (available in studio). Our tan extender contains natural active ingredients that work with your tan to keep your skin glowing an additional 2-5 days, depending on your skin type. 

How do I make my tan last?

To make your tan last (and fade evenly) we recommend using a hydrating moisturizer twice a day after your tan has fully developed. Our in-studio products are specially formulated with all natural ingredients to work with our tanning formula. Choose a formula without SLS or drying alcohols and stay away from cheap drugstore products pre or post tan.

 

How do I remove my tan?

Whether you’re trying to fix less than ideal results from another brand’s self-tanner or simply preparing for your next application, it’s important to remove your tan the right way. Be sure to never use harsh chemicals on your skin in the process. We offer a tan remover mitt in studio, but there are plenty of ways to do this at home as well.

 

Full Tan Removal:

 

A few products you probably already have around the house will simply remove your tan. Make sure you have:

  1. Baby Oil

  2. Epsom Salt

  3. An Exfoliating Glove or Mitt

Note that you should always do this at least 24 hours before a new tan, as the oils can create a barrier on the skin & prevent the tan from developing properly.

  • Start by applying the baby oil to any areas you need to remove tan from. Cover up with long sleeves and pants and let the baby oil soak into your skin for at least 30 minutes.

  • Dissolve 2 cups Epsom salt into a hot bath and soak for as long as you can. Epsom salts are also excellent for relieving sore muscles and inflammation, so take your time and relax!

  • Begin to scrub your body with exfoliating gloves or an exfoliating product.

  • Stand up and take a quick body shower to remove any excess oil or product and exfoliate with your towel as you dry off.

  • Repeat the process as many times as you need to fully remove the tan.

 

Spot Removal:

If you do not need to remove the entire tan and just need to fix a spot such as palms or fingers, this is the easiest method.

  • Use the scrubber side of a dish sponge to apply some gentle dawn dish washing detergent to the area. Scrub the area and the tan should come off.

What products should I avoid when I tan?

Both before and after your tan, it is important not to use cheap drugstore products containing drying alcohols. Dove soap and body wash should also be avoided pre-tan, as this product will affect the development of your tan. When in doubt, choose an all-natural moisturizer such as coconut oil to protect your tan. Ask about our in studio products for the best results!