Step #1 – Exfoliate your body.
This is perhaps one of the most important first steps when it comes to preparing your skin for a spray tan. Dry, rough patches of skin tend to attract and hold more color than skin which is smooth and soft. Use a loofah or other type of exfoliating tool to scrub your entire body. A body scrub with sea salt or other exfoliating products also provides the optimum results.
Step #2 – Shave unwanted hair.
While excessive body hair will not impair the ability of the spray tan to stick to your skin, shaving prior to will help the longevity of your tan.
Step #3 – The day of your tan
To ensure the best results during a spray tan, refrain from using skin lotions and moisturizers until after having the spray tan done as these lotions often block the spray tan from sticking to your skin. The same applies to products like antiperspirant, deodorant, make-up, perfume, or powder as they too can block the adherence of the spray tan
Step #4 – After Your Tan
Wear dark loose fitting clothing for as long as possible. Refrain from washing your hands for at least an hour. Do not shower until at least 10 hours or longer after your session. Apply a moisturizer once to twice daily.