Cleanse skin with an all natural soap or body wash; Make sure there is no mineral oil or petroleum in the products as these chemicals act as a plastic wrap, which essentially suffocates your skin and blocks your tan. (Products to avoid include Dove, Cetaphil, Oil of Olay and most other generic brands. Please check the ingredients on your soap to make sure they do not contain these ingredients. They will end up making your tan look uneven and blotchy. Also avoid using tea tree malaluca oil before or after your tan)
EXFOLIATE! Scrub to smooth skin and eliminate rough spots. It will help the tan take better.
Pumice both heels and feet.
Shave or wax (it is best to wax at least 6 hours prior to tanning.
Do not moisturize. Avoid all oily or moisturizing cleansers & lotions before tanning.
Please let us know if you use Retin-A products or have recently done a chemical peel.
If you must wear deodorant or makeup, apply sparingly.
Wear or bring flip flops or other loose shoes for after your tan. Avoid socks if possible.
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