Spray Tanning Advice


  • It is important to exfoliate your entire body at least 24 hours prior to treatment.
  • Try to moisturise your skin on the days prior to your spray tan, particulary if you have dry skin.
  • Remove any unwanted hair at least 24 hours prior to treatment.
  • On the day of your Fake Bake treatment do not wear any make-up, deodorant, perfume, body oils or lotions as these may react with the tanning agents in Fake Bake Self-Tan. Please ask any questions you may have about this.



  • Relax while I guide you through your treatment. First, I will ask you to wear sticky soles that temporarily adhere to the bottom of your feet. These will stop your feet discolouring.
  • I will then prepare your skin with an oil-free moisturizer by applying it over your hands, knees, elbows and feet to ensure your spray tan blends naturally. Your Fake Bake spray tan will then be expertly applied.
  • Immediately after your spray tan you should allow a few minutes for the tan to absorb before dressing.
  • Fake Bake spray tan will not smell of DHA, the tell-tale sign of a recently applied tan. The initial tan colour you'll see is actually the cosmetic guide colour.


Immediately after your spray tan:

  • Wear dark, loose clothing.
  • Keep skin completely dry, avoid water contact.
  • Do not apply any products over the developing tan.
  • Allow tan to develop for at least 6/8 hours (overnight if possible).
  • Avoid other beauty/hair treatments whilst tan is developing.
  • Avoid activities that make you perspire.
  • Drink hot beverages through a straw because the steam and contact with a hot cup can strip colour from around your mouth. Toothpaste can also strip colour while your tan develops.

After your tan has developed:

  • Shower in warm/hot water. Once the water runs clear gently wash your-self with a mild soap.
  • Avoid products that contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHA's) as they can strip colour.
  • Avoid swimming pools as Chlorine will prematurely fade your tan.