when can I shower after a spray tan?

by Carey Soura
(Coquitlam, BC, Canada)

Question: How long after a spray tan can I shower? Is longer better and or is too long bad?

Answer: Spray tan usually develops over 5-12 hours, so you should definitely abstain from showering for at least 5 hours.
If you had a spray tan with only little bronzer in it or none at all, you can easily leave showering until the next morning, however it is not always possible if there was a lot of bronzer used because you will stain your sheets.

There is no problem if you leave showering for a longer period after spray tanning.
Your spray tan will develop only to a certain point and then stop, so no matter how long you leave showering you will not get any darker.

There is no indication that if you leave showering for a longer period it will in any way affect your health.

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Apr 27, 2017
by: Anonymous

If I waited 12 hours after getting a spray tan at sun tan city will I lose a lot of color?

Answer:Every spray tanning solution is different, so they know best how long their solution needs to develop for best results. Some need only 2 hours, others 24. Just ask them.

Sep 22, 2016
Tuscan spray 90min
by: Anonymous

Hello I recently got a 90min Tuscan spray tan and I showered after 2 hours of letting it develop however I didn't know it had to be a quick one no longer than 30 seconds .... I didn't use any soap and I pat dryd myself I am a lot lighter but my question now is will this effect how dark I go as it continues to develop over the next 6 hours ??

It is best to leave it overnight for it to have time to develop fully and Tuscan Tan needs eight hours to develop fully. Showering earlier will take a lot of it off and will shorten its life span.

Dec 02, 2009
by: :D

Question: see if i go for a shower afterthe next morning will i wipe off alot of my tan?

Answer: If there was a bronzer in the spray tannning solution it will wash off completely and you will only be left with the tan that your skin has developed. About 50% of your color will be gone, and that is a good thing, because as the tan developes your color will darken until it becomes downright scary. So if half of it gets washed away, you will go back to looking like a human being and not Oompa Loompa.

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