Can you shower after a Sunbed or Spray Tan?

Can you shower after a Sunbed or Spray Tan? - The Tanning Shop

One of our most asked questions is when is the ideal time to shower after your tanning appointment? Well, we’re here to give you the low-down!

How long after a sunbed can you shower?

When it comes to showering after a sunbed/ tanning bed session, the good news is that you can hop in the shower right away if you’d like! However, if you’ve applied a bronzer lotion, it’s advisable to wait a couple of hours after your session to allow the bronzer in the lotion ample time to develop and enhance your tan. Similarly, with an accelerator lotion, they may continue to work following your session so you may want to hold off for a couple of hours.

How long after a spray tan can you shower?

If you’ve opted for a spray tan, it’s crucial to give your tan the time it needs to reach its full potential before showering or engaging in physical activities. Typically, you should allow approximately 6-8 hours following your spray tanning session for your tan to develop that coveted golden glow.

Showering after your tanning session is not only about timing; it’s also about maintaining the longevity and quality of your tan. Here are a few additional tips to ensure that you get the most out of your tanning experience:

  • Use Mild Products: When showering after your spray tanning session, opt for mild, gentle products that won’t strip away your tan. Avoid harsh soaps or exfoliants, as these can diminish the lifespan of your tan.
  • Pat, Don’t Rub: After showering, be gentle with your skin. Instead of vigorously rubbing your skin with a towel, gently pat it dry to prevent any unnecessary rubbing or friction that could cause your tan to fade prematurely.
  • Moisturise: Make sure to apply a skin nourishing moisturiser after your shower to lock in hydration!

By following these simple tips and guidelines, you can ensure that your tanning session results in a beautiful, long-lasting tan that you’ll love showing off! So go ahead, indulge in that post-tanning shower, and enjoy your radiant glow to the fullest.