Frequently Asked Questions

1. What do I need to do prior to my spray tan?

  • Exfoliate 24 hours prior to your spray tan with a basic loofah or wash rag. Also, stay away from any heavy exfoliating oils. After showering DO NOT apply lotions, oils, or perfumes.
  • Shaving should be done 12 hours before your spray tan. Streaks may be an issue in your final tan if you shave right before due to the wax from the shaving bar.
  • Manicures, pedicures, and waxing should all be done prior to your spray tan.
  • Make sure to bring loose fitting clothes that fully cover your body for after your tan to avoid skin to skin contact.

2. How long will my spray tan last?

The length of your tan depends on the maintenance afterwards. Most people notice their tan begin to fade after about 4-7 days. Moisturizing and staying hydrated are two important factors that help maintain color. Refrain from showering in hot water to prolong your tan as well.

3. How do I know what spray tan “color” to choose?

I will help you decide on the best solution and/or tone for you the day of your spray tan. Based on the solution used, we will give you a timeline on when to rinse off.

4. Time to rinse, what do I do?

Absolutely NO soap. A really slow rinse with luke-warm water is best. Only use your hands to remove the bronzer, and focus your attention to your legs, behind your arms, in your ears and around your nose etc. The #1 cause for streaks is that the bronzer was not rinsed off properly and can stain the skin for a few days so it’s important that the first rinse is thorough. Pat yourself dry with a soft towel afterwards.

5. What do I do if I have streaks after showering?

Hop back in the shower and do another rinse. If that doesn’t help, rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab will help remove the streak. Keep in mind that it will also remove the tan in the area you apply it to. We do not recommend respraying if this occurs.

6. How do I remove solution on the palms of my hands and/or bottom of my feet?

Wipe the areas you don’t wish to have solution with alcohol pads. The alcohol helps remove the solution.

7. When can I apply lotion?

Wait 12 hours AFTER your initial rinse before applying any kind of lotion. CeraVe is Glow Vita's recommended and favorite lotion. Moisturizing is the key to prolong your spray tan so moisturizing twice daily will give you the best results. It’s also important to stay hydrated and drink lots of water throughout the day.

8. My tan isn’t dark enough after I rinsed, what do I do?

Wait 24 hours for it to fully develop after rinsing. If it’s still not dark enough, we can try another solution at your next appointment.

9. I am too dark, what do I do?

Try rinsing again, soak in a bath tub, or sit in a sauna/jacuzzi. These methods will remove some of the bronzer to lighten the color.

10. How long after my initial rinse can I take a full shower

(i.e. wash hair, use soap, etc.)?

Wait 24 hours. For best results, use soap only on lady parts to avoid depleting the color. Also, minimal scrubbing and shaving since it can strip the tan away.

11. Can I still tan outside?

Yes! The most important thing to remember is that the solution does not contain any UV protection/sunscreen. We recommend using a water based SPF over your spray tan. You will still be able to develop a tan naturally in the sun while keeping your skin protected.

12. My skin is peeling, can I still get a spray tan?

NO! We do not advise having a spray tan over peeling skin. The full peel and heal process can take anything between 3-6 weeks. You will have to reschedule your appointment if peeling occurs.

13. Will jacuzzies, pools, or saunas remove my tan?

Yes, it will remove majority of the tan and/or lighten it. Seawater, chlorine, and hot tubs can accelerate the fading of the tan. I recommend wearing waterproof sunscreen to help repel the water.

14. What do I wear during my tanning session?

Bra/underwear, swimwear, or nude. Whatever you are most comfortable with.

15. Can I tan if I’m pregnant?

DHA is FDA approved and only penetrates the outermost layer of the skin. There is no evidence that DHA is harmful. However, we do recommend that you consult with your physician first.

16. Can I tan if I just had surgery?

Not unless you are completely healed.

17. Can I tan if I just got a tattoo?

Only if the area is completely healed.

18. Can my teenager tan?

Only with parent’s consent.

19. I have sensitive skin, can I still tan?

We recommend contacting us directly to schedule a patch test.

20. Will spray tanning stain my bed sheets, clothes, and/or dress?

Unfortunately you may notice in the first few days that minimum make up can rub off on your clothes/sheets. This will be minimal and will rinse off. However, it is really important that your first initial rinse is thorough as this will minimize any risk of rub off.

21. How do I book a spray tan?

Please head over to our “booking” section on the website.

22. I have an event, when should I schedule my appointment?

The best time to get sprayed before any event is 2-3 days prior.

23. How soon after my session can I work out?

You may work out as normal after the first rinse. We do however suggest that you refrain from wearing any tight clothing that can rub your fresh spray tan.

24. Will I look orange after I get tanned?

No, you will not appear orange with a Glow Vita Tan. We use the highest quality solution and guarantee that you will not turn orange.

25. How do I remove the spray tan completely?

Soak in baby oil for an hour then jump in the shower to exfoliate everything off skin. You can also shower with hot water and exfoliate the color off.  Japanese scrubs/exfoliating mitts help to remove the tan as well.

26. Will the cosmetic bronzer rub off on my clothes/bed sheet?

Yes, unfortunately in some instances the tan may stain your sheets or clothing but we recommend if you are sleeping in your tan while it develops that you wear full pajamas, to minimize the risk of staining your sheets. This also helps minimize skin to skin contact (ie: hands touching skin.) The bronzers are just like make up and can be removed from sheets/clothing and washed following the care instructions.