Keep your tan looking its best! How long and how well a Sundrops tan lasts depends on how you take care of it. The information below will explain how your tan develops immediately following the appointment, and the steps you can take at home in the days following for maximum results.

  • Wear dark, loose fitting clothing following your spray tan session while your tan develops.
  • Do not get your skin wet for at least 8 hrs (do not exercise, sweat, swim, shower, bathe, etc…). For best results, the recommended cure time before showering is 10 – 12 hours. You may shower in as little as 6 to 8 hours however, your tan may develop lighter than desired.
  • In about 4 hours your tan will start to develop. Because at that time you will see both colour guide and developed tan, you will appear “double tanned.” When you wash the colour guide off (after 10 hours) you will see only the developed tan. Avoid touching your skin until you shower to prevent discoloration of your palms/fingertips.
  • Wash with a mild, natural shower gel. Do not use exfoliates or abrasives. You will notice colour will wash off in the shower. This is normal. You are only washing off the cosmetic bronzer.
  • Pat with a soft towel to dry. Do not rub skin dry.
  • Apply moisturizer to shower-damp skin. Apply moisturizer twice a day.
  • Avoid cleansers or lotions that may cause faster or uneven fading: bar soaps, cleansers with chemicals, detergents and/or perfumes, alcohol-based products (esp. toners and astringents), and products that cause exfoliation. See our FAQ’s for more details.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and moisturize often to maintain that beautiful glow and extend the life of your tan.
  • Wear sunscreen! Sundrops solution contains sunscreen (SPF 15) that will wash off after your first shower. Although you now have the look of a tan, you will still need to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
  • For your convenience, Sundrops carries a complete line of all natural, vegetarian based body care products for pre-tan preparation and after-tan care. The Sundrops skin care line is formulated with skin conditioning extracts to nourish your skin and do not include any of the harmful chemicals or synthetic ingredients that commercial products contain. Ask the Sundrops Team for information on our superior skin care line.