So, you want to get a spray tan…

I’m sure you’re wanting to take advantage of the sunshine and warm weather while it’s still here. There’s still time to hit the beach, go out with your girls, and look your best whilst summer lovin’.

We have several awesome options here at iTAN! But two our most popular services are our Mystic and Versa Spray Tan Booths.

The Mystic Spray Tan is a great service to use on it’s own or in conjunction with your Sunbed tanning routine. It’s quick and even application beats your typical at home tanning lotions. The iTAN spray booths use new technology that is designed to match your natural skin tone. You have three levels of colour to choose from: light, medium or dark tanning– all without any light! Plus, iTAN offers aromas, bronzers, and accelerators that can be added to further customize your Spray session. 

In preparation for your Spray tan experience, make sure you exfoliate so that all of your dead skin cells do not soak up that colour. Exfoliating opens up your pores and helps ensure longer-lasting color. 

After your Spray session, your skin will gradually get more and more pigmented for the next 8 hours. During this time, avoid water, extreme perspiration, etc. to ensure the most even color development. 

What can you do to keep yourself feeling that after-spa zen feeling while ensuring that your golden glow sticks?

Since everyone is different, there’s no strict rule for how long spray tans stay intact. But on average, one session lasts about seven days. The best thing to do after getting a spray tan and letting it develop, is keeping your skin nice and moisturized throughout the week.

But there’s no need for anything expensive or fancy. You can make your own hydrating body sprays with things you probably have at home.

DIY All-Natural After Spray Tan Body Spritz

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to pull it off:

  • A spray bottle
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ cup of rose petals (dried or fresh)
  • ¼  cup of aloe vera gel
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops of tea tree oil
  • 1 vitamin E oil capsule
  • ¼ cup witch hazel

Here’s how you do it!

  1. Put your rose petals and water into a small saucepan
  2. Warm on your lowest setting for 30 minutes, or until the petals give their colour to the water
  3. Strain the petals out & return water to the pot
  4. Allow your water to cool all the way down (or throw the pot in the fridge if you don’t want to wait)
  5. Add your aloe and stir until well combined
  6. Add your witch hazel, essential oils, and vitamin E
  7. Bottle and keep in the fridge for up to a month.

Easy peasy, right? This all-natural after spray tan body spritz will keep your skin looking dewy and glowing for longer! So, whip up a batch before you stop by your local iTAN so you can ensure your Spray tan stays glowing!

Whether or not this spray tan is your first or you’re a seasoned Spray tan goddess, be sure take advantage of our Mystic Mondays for $15 spray tans at any iTAN location! Check our locator to find the salon nearest you and get your glow on ASAP!