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How to Achieve the Perfect Spray Tan

Before your Spray Tan ...

Prior to receiving your SunFX spray-on tan we recommend you cleanse and exfoliate your entire body using our SunFX Cleansing Foam and an exfoliating pouf. 

It’s important when exfoliating that you pay particular attention to rough skin areas like knees, ankles, heels and the tops of your feet as dry areas tend to absorb tanning solution faster, which can result in an uneven looking tan. Exfoliating prior to receiving your spray tan will help greatly to eliminate the top layers of dry and dead skin and leave your skin fresh and ready for your ultimate tan.

It is also best to shave or wax at least 24 hours prior to receiving your spray tan if possible.

On the day of your Spray Tan....

On the day of your spray tan we recommend that you avoid the use of deodorants, most moisturizers, perfume and make-up if possible as these may inhibit the effectiveness of the SunFX tanning solution.

It’s important that you have suitable tanning attire to wear after your appointment.  We recommend that you have dark, loose fitting attire to put on after your tanning application as some minor rub off can occur after your spray tan; and whilst minor rub off will easily wash out of most fabrics, some lighter coloured materials, including leather, may stain.

When getting your spray on sun tan you may wear as little as you like or a full bathing suit. Most people wear just a G-String but this is a personal choice. All the spray tan technicians are fully trained to operate in a discreet manner and fully respect client confidentially. If you would like to wear something more than just a G-String during the application of your tan then we suggest a bikini for women and dark shorts or swimmers for men.

The application of your Spray Tan....


Your spray tan will be professionally applied in a private booth by a trained Spray tan therapist, using one of our world leading SunFX tanning solutions. The process only takes about 5 – 7 minutes. After the initial application the therapist will often remove the hose from the spray Applicator and apply some warm and comfortable drying air for a minute or two, after which your skin will feel touch dry. You will immediately notice a completely natural looking tan that will continue to develop over the next 2 – 5 hours. The application itself is quick and easy and certainly nothing to get anxious about.

For the best possible results, you should avoid the following within the first 2 – 5 hours after application:

  • Water

  • Saunas / Spas

  • Physical Exercise / Sweating

  • Swimming

  • Tight Fitting Clothing

IMPORTANT ADVICE for those with Sensitive Skin.


Skin: If you feel you have highly sensitive skin, or you have any doubts, we recommend a patch test to check your skin compatibility before having your SunFX spray.

Sunscreen: The SunFX spray-on tanning solutions DO NOT contain a sunscreen. Please make sure you apply sunscreen to prevent sunburn when outdoors. Even though you have a great looking tan, its easy to feel you can stay out longer than normal. If  you are heading our for sun exposure, please follow the cautions of wearing suitable SP creams and proper protective clothing.

After your Spray Tan...

Now that your SunFX tan has been applied, you can reasonably expect it to last for up to 5 to 7 days depending upon your skin type and providing you follow the instructions below.

Once your tan is applied you must leave it to dry completely. Your SunFX technician will ensure that your application is dry before you leave, but as a precaution, do not wet your skin for at least 5 hours after the tanning session. Showering the following morning is the best option.

We recommend that you do not exercise or perspire excessively between the tanning and the showering phase.

When showering do not be concerned if some of the initial bronzer washes off, this is part of the tanning process and your skin will continue to tan.

When showering we recommend that you use only soft body wash rather than normal soaps which can be abrasive which in turn reduces the lifespan of your tan.

Extend the life of your Spray Tan....

If you want to extend the life of your tan even further then we would recommend to continue daily hydration of your skin using products such as our sensational SunFX Body Collection - Hydrating Lotion.   Products like this aid in the hydration of your skin thus extending the life of your tan.

SunFX Summer’s Secret Collection Gradual Tan, Aerosol or Mousse are other excellent products to consider as it actually builds on your salon tan as well as hydrating your skin.

Finally if you want your SunFX spray tan to last longer then you should where possible also avoid:

  • Long baths and hot spas

  • Extended swimming sessions in chlorinates water

  • Any product that is designed to exfoliate your skin

  • Waxing

SunFX will, on nearly all skin types, provide an impressive and natural looking tan. In fact in many instances, the result of our spray tan can be superior to sun and tanning bed exposure. So to get your skin looking healthy and tanned make an appointment with a SunFX salon today.

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