WEST DES MOINES
800 S 50th St. Ste 100
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Tel: 515-240-9913

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ANKENY
1515 SW Main St. Ste 109
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel: 515-240-2222

By Appointment Only
info@taniquedsm.com

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all the things

WHEN SHOULD I GET MY TAN?
 

We always recommend getting an airbrush tan a few weeks before your event as a "trial run" is a great idea. Just so you can see the results and are happy with the look for your event. When you book your appointment for the actual event, we would recommend two or three days before.
 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE MY SESSION?


The most crucial step before your airbrush tanning session is to thoroughly exfoliate your skin so you can get the best possible results. Our Exfoliating Mitts are great to use as well which you can pick up in store a few days prior to your appointment! Remove all makeup, deodorant and lotions. Waxing, shaving, manicures and pedicures all need to be done the day before your appointment.

 

WHAT DO I WEAR?


During your session you may wear whatever you're most comfortable in, however, to avoid lines you may prefer to go topless. You can also choose to wear swimsuits, strapless bra and undergarments, whatever you decide. Men must wear swim trunks or shorts. It is best to wear dark loose fitting clothing immediately after your session. NO yoga pants, skinny jeans, leggings, etc. Think - comfy!

 

WHEN CAN I SHOWER?


You'll need to wait a minimum 8 hours before showering when choosing our Signature Tan.  It is recommended that you also avoid swimming, working out, or any activity that will cause excess sweating before the 8 hours is up. If you choose the Rapid Tan, you have to shower 2-4 hours after your session. This is a great option if you have plans that evening or you prefer not to sleep in it. Please note the color will still take 8+ hours to fully develop but the Rapid gives you the convenience of showering sooner. If you have questions about which tan you should do, send us a message!

HOW LONG WILL MY TAN LAST?


Depending on your post-care regimen, your airbrush tan will last anywhere between 7-10 days. Here are a few things you can do to extend the life of your tan; Your first shower after your session should be more of a quick "rinse." Stay away from loofahs and harsh soaps. Avoid shaving or exfoliating that first shower as well. When you are drying off "pat" yourself dry instead of rubbing. We also offer an exclusive body

wash and tan extender lotions to keep your skin looking great and to help extend your tan even longer!

 

IF I’M PREGNANT, CAN I GET AN AIRBRUSH TAN?


Most people are suitable for an airbrush tan. We recommend that if you're pregnant, you should consult with your doctor before scheduling an appointment.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES


You DO NOT want to use baby oil, products containing mineral oil, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Alcohol, or acne washes. These will all fade your airbrush tan faster. Also, Ph balanced body washes are best for airbrush tans. DO NOT use Dove, Oil of Olay, or any deodorant soaps! Also, when choosing a daily moisturizer to use after your airbrush tan, make sure there is NO mineral oil in the ingredient list!

Your spray tan will not protect you from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays. If you plan on spending time outdoors, apply sunscreen to protect your skin! Choose a lotion vs aerosol. Preferably oil-free and water resistant.

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