Sunless Tanning Prep

  • Keep hydrated! Dehydrated skin will not absorb the tan and will affect your results. Dry skin can cause the tan to look scaly or flaky. So drink lots of water so your tan develops deeper and lasts longer. 
  • All waxing, shaving, and any manicures or pedicures should be done 24hrs prior to your appointment to ensure even development of your tan.
  • You can shave again 24hrs after your sunless tanning session, use hair conditioner for a smoother delicate shave.
  • Do not shave on the day of your scheduled spray tan appointment.
  • Do not apply deodorant, perfume or oils on the day of your appointment (make sure that your exfoliators are oil-free).
  • Your skin should be fully exfoliated to get rid of any dead skin & excess oil 12-24 hours before your appointment. You should focus on drier areas such as elbows, hands, feet & knees. Proper exfoliation is the key step to a perfect long-lasting and even sunless tan. Make sure to use an oil-free exfoliator or an exfoliating mitt so no residue is left on your skin that can create a barrier and cause uneven development.
  • The best exfoliating product we recommend is the Dermasuri Deep Exfoliating Mitt found at our studio or on Amazon. We do not recommend using a loofa as these can cause uneven exfoliation.
  • Keep your skin moisturized with a water-based moisturizer. Dry skin does not absorb the airbrush tanning solution evenly. If you are unsure if your moisturizer is water-based & oil-free do not risk it. We rather you apply nothing than something that may create a barrier on your skin & block the tan from developing evenly.
  • If you are unsure about scrubs, body washes & lotions you currently have no worry! We carry pH-neutralizing body washes, exfoliating body scrubs, mitts and water-based moisturizers in salon specially designed for sunless tanning that will ensure proper and even development of your airbrush tan. 
  • You should shower at least 1-3 hours before your airbrush tanning appointment to wash off any oil & dirt from the day so the solution absorbs deeply. Do not shower within an hour of your scheduled spray tanning session.
  • DO NOT USE DOVE SOAP or any BAR SOAP BEFORE OR AFTER YOUR SUNLESS SESSION!! You should stop using your Dove soap a minimum of 7 days prior to your scheduled airbrush tanning appointment. Dove soap creates a moisture barrier on your skin & will block your tan from developing. It also strips your color faster after your tan so stay clear of DOVE soap!
  • Please see suggestions of what to avoid below when choosing a body wash.
  • Depending on which solution you choose, you must stay completely dry for at least 6-8hrs for our Traditional Solution, 8-10 hrs for our Luxury Solution & 2-4 hrs for our Rapid Solution in order to ensure that your tan develops evenly & fully.
  • Bring dark loose fitting clothing to wear after your spray tanning session (tanning solution washes out of everything except wool, nylon & silk). Do not to wear any tight leggings or skinny jeans to your appointment. 
  • We suggest wearing flip flop (weather permitting) or loose shoes to avoid creating marks on your feet.
  • During your sunless session you can wear whatever you feel comfortable just keep in mind that whatever you do wear, those are the tan lines you are going to have. We do provide disposable thongs, bras & hair caps. The FDA recommends that you wear undergarments during your airbrush tanning session to prevent any solution from entering your body.
  • If you have a nut or any allergy it is your responsibility to let our artist know upon your arrival to your appointment. 
  • You should arrive to your appointment ready to go. Meaning all jewelry should be off and left at home, hair should be up in a bun out of the way, and makeup and deodorant should be off prior to your arrival. 
  • Please keep in mind that we book spray tanning appointments in 15-minute intervals so please try to arrive on time or 5 minutes early. If you are more than 8 minutes late or do not show up for your appointment your appointment may be subject to cancellation and you will be charged for the time and full cost of the service. Please try to be mindful of our staff's time and our guests that are scheduled after you.


WEATHER ADVISORY: If it is raining or snowing please come prepared with closed toed shoes, long pants, long sleeved shirt, waterproof jacket, umbrella & gloves. You want to be covered from head to toe to ensure any precipitation will not ruin your tan or cause streaking or water marks on your skin. 


FDA Recommendations

FDA suggest to use the following items to protect against ingestion or inhalation during your sunless session. 

~Protective Eyewear

~Nose Filters

~Lip balm to seal the lips

~Proper protective undergarments

Post Care Instructions

  • After your color has fully developed, you are going to take a shower with cool water just rinsing your skin & soaping the necessary areas. I suggest a sulfate-free and pH neutralizing body wash. (Do not worry if you see bronzer washing off in the shower this is normal & you will be left with your developed tan underneath).
  • For our RAPID Solution please note that it will take up to 24 hrs to see full development of color so do not be alarmed if you don't see much or any color develop after your first rinse. 
  • Do not us any exfoliating scrubs or body washes until the end of your tan which should be 7-11 days after application.
  • To prolong the life of your tan Sun Kissed Glow carries body washes & tan extenders so be sure to grab one of each at your appointment.
  • After you shower pat yourself dry so you do not rub off any of your airbrush tan.
  • Keep your skin moisturized with a water-based lotion only after your first initial shower. We have lotions and moisturizers available for purchase designed for sunless tanning to ensure the longevity of your airbrush tan.
  • You can shave your legs lightly with conditioner 24hrs after your airbrush tanning session.
  • Wear sunscreen!! Airbrush tans are just cosmetic and do not protect your skin from the UV rays of the sun. We recommend an oil free & alcohol-free sunscreen. Sun Kissed Glow carries a 30 SPF made specifically to use with your airbrush tan so it will not cause rapid fading. 
  • Shower normally after the first shower will cool/warm water. Hot long baths, showers and water with chlorine will reduce the length of your tan and cause quicker fading. 
  • At the end of your tan, in about 7-11 days, you can use an exfoliant or scrub to exfoliate off any tan that is left. 

Enjoy your Sun Kissed Glow!!

Products to Avoid

Below is a list of ingredients and products you should avoid for a minimum of 14 days after your spray tanning treatment. Please use this a guide and be sure to check all of your skin care products at home that you use on a daily basis as they may cause streaking, premature and uneven fading of your spray tan. Get the most out of your tan!



  • Aerosol sunscreens
  • AHA products (Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Glycolic, Lactic, Malic, Citric, and Tartaric acids)
  • Accutane, Salicylic acid or acne products
  • Antibiotics or other medications 
  • Exfoliating anti-aging products that "renew" or "refresh" your skin will strip your color 
  • Adhesive tape or band-aids that are applied to skin will remove your tan
  • Bar soaps and body washes that are deodorant or antibacterial
  • BHA Products (Beta Hydroxy Acids: salicylic acid)
  • Avoid facials, face masks & pore strips after your spray tanning session
  • Bug spray, perfumes, or body sprays that are sprayed directly onto skin can remove or fade the tan. Instead, spray clothing, or spray a "cloud" of spray that you can walk through, instead of spraying directly onto skin.
  • Avoid any products with the following ingredients: Mineral Oil, Petroleum, Paraffins, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ceresine.
  • Avoid Curel, CeraVe & Dove products
  • Exfoliating scrubs
  • Hair removal, bleaching or Inhibiting products and lotions should be avoided 
  • Makeup remover cleaning products, or oils used to clean away eye makeup
  • Retin-A type products (Retin-A, Renova, Tazorac, Tretinoin)
  • Shaving cream
  • Over the counter body wash
  • Avoid products with alcohols or witch hazel in the ingredients listed as they can lighten a tan

Sunless Maintenance

Sun Kissed Tan Extender

Sunless Tan Moisturizer

  • Daily moisturizer to give added life & vibrancy to any tan
  • Designed as a facial & full body self-tanning moisurizer
  • Safe for all skin tones
  • Anti-aging solution that will smooth the skin, giving you similar results to our anti-aging drops
  • Smooth & Tone additives designed to soften, smooth & tone your skin
  • Creates a firm healthy layer of skin
  • DHA dervived from organically grown sugar to boost & prolong your sunless tanning results

Sun Kissed Body Wash

Sunless Tan Body Wash

  • Developed to work with all sunless tanning solutions
  • Helps to keep your skin moisturized & hydrated
  • Vanilla/Lavender Scent
  • Gentle on skin
  • Free of acidic ingredients that will strip and harm your sunless tan
  • Will protect your tan no remove it like other products on the market

Sun Kissed Exfoliating Body Scrub

Pre Sunless Tan Exfoliant

  • Before tan treatment designed to get rid of dead skin & prep your skin for your sunless tanning session
  • Contains natural extracts to throroughly prep & polish skin for the best spray tanning results
  • Gentle exfoliator
  • Use 1-2 days prior to your sunless tanning session 
  • Leaves no residue or dry skin
  • Can also be used 7-11 days after your session at the end of your tan to remove any remaining tan.

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3064 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport , Connecticut 06605
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