How long do I leave spray tan on for?

by Grace
(England)

Question: If I am having a tan and I am supposed to leave it on for 8 hours. What happens if I leave it on for 7 hours then wash it off? It's st tropez tan

Answer: Probably nothing much different to what it would look like after 7 hours. Most developing happens in the first hour after spray tanning, after that the tan "ripens".

Still, it is best to give your tan the best chance to achieve its full potential (especially if you paid good money for it), but most salons give you a safe margin "just in case" so if you cut that time down by one hour it should still be OK.

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