Tanning Tips


Tanning tips for the most flawless tan ever!

Pre-treatment Advice:

  1. It is important to exfoliate your whole body the night before your booking, making sure that you pay special attention to any rough areas like knees, elbows, ankles and the tops of your toes. For best results, we recommend using Vani-T’s Tan Eraser exfoliating mitt and simply apply a small amount of Vani-T’s Body Shampoo onto the mitt and firmly rub this over your skin when showering.
  2. Do not apply moisturiser, make-up or perfumes to your skin prior to getting your spray tan as this will reduce the effectiveness of your tan.
  3. Hair removal must be done prior to tanning. If you wax, epilate or use depilatory cream, be sure to do this 24 hours prior to your booking. Shaving is fine on the day of your tan, although if you have sensitive skin, be sure to shave the day before.

During the treatment:

  1. We recommend wearing g-strings or bikini’s for women and dark shorts or swimmers for men. You can however, wear as little or as much as you like.
  2. We will provide disposable g-strings if required or you can purchase male or female C-Strings from us.

Post-treatment advice:

Before your first shower:

  1. Wear dark, loose clothing after your tanning session and avoid closed in shoes. Tight clothing (bras, tights, socks, straps etc.) may rub on your skin, preventing the tan from developing evenly as the clothing will rub your tan off before it gets a chance to develop. Whilst minor rub off will easily wash out of most fabrics, some lighter coloured materials including leather may stain.
  2. Make sure you sit on a towel and not directly onto furniture or car seats straight after your tanning sessions.
  3. Do not shower, swim, sweat or get wet at all for at least 2 hours after your tan. Your tan will need at least 2 to 5 hours to develop (depending on what solution was applied). Your tanning technician will let you know exactly how long you will need to leave your tan on before showering.
  4. When you are having your first post-tan shower, please note that the bronzer is designed to wash off, and you will see the brown bronzer coming off with the water. This is NOT your tan, your tan is still developing, this is only the bronzer which had the sole purpose of letting us see where on your body we had sprayed and where we had not.
  5. When drying after your shower, pat yourself dry, do not rub.

After your first shower & days to follow:

  1. Moisturise twice daily after showering as this will reduce the rate at which your skin exfoliates keeping your tan looking better for longer. We also recommend that you try Vani-T’s Bronzing Custard every second day to extend the life of your tan.
  2. Avoid activities that naturally exfoliate your skin such as long baths, spas, extended swimming sessions, waxing and rubbing with a towel (pat dry only).
  3. Do not use lotions or products that are designed to exfoliate your skin. Opt for a PH neutral body wash or use an SLS free body wash such as Vani-T’s Body Shampoo.
  4. Use Sunscreen – your spray tan does not contain a sunscreen so please make sure you apply sunscreen to prevent sunburn when outdoors.


If you feel you have highly sensitive skin, we recommend a small localised test spray to check your skin compatibility before having a spray.