As winter approaches, people often begin thinking about warming up their complexion with a spray tan. But how long do they last? To make sure you’re ready for holiday parties and family photos, take advantage of our current promotion — buy 3, get 1 free — and continue reading as we dive into how often you should get a spray tan.

How Long Does A Spray Tan Last?

Typically, a spray tan will last between 4-7 days. Since our skin naturally rejuvenates itself, the product fades as the skin is exfoliated. Everyone’s skin is a little different, so the longevity will depend on how quickly your skin regenerates and your unique skincare regimen. However, there are a few ways to help keep your tan longer. 

Tips For A Longer-Lasting Tan

Here are a few easy tips to ensure that your spray tan glows for as long as possible:

  1. Wait to shower for at least 6 hours after a spray tan. This will guarantee that the self-tanning ingredients have enough time to react completely with the skin’s proteins. 
  2. Keep your skin moisturized. By frequently applying moisturizers and lotions on your body, you will prevent the skin from flaking off as quickly. Healthy skin leads to a longer-lasting tan!
  3. Stay hydrated. Similar to the point above, you want your skin to stay as healthy and hydrated as possible. Be ready to up your water intake and maybe drink a little bit less coffee to keep your body hydrated.
  4. Wear loose-fitting clothing. Especially right after your spray tan appointment, avoid wearing tight clothing that will rub against your freshly-bronzed skin. Don’t plan on putting on a pair of skinny jeans right after!

How Often Should I Get A Spray Tan?

Different clients have varying preferences when it comes to color intensity and frequency. If you want to keep a darker, more intense tan throughout the week, you will probably need to book a Sunless session every 3-4 days. However, some people can wait 7-10 days between sessions. While some clients only book once for a short-term glow, we encourage you to take advantage of our current promotion, the buy 3, get 1 free, and to keep up to date with our other promotions!