1 Avoid shaving for at least 24 hours before tanning.
2 Try not to use any perfume, body oils or deodorant before tanning.
3 Always wear gloves when applying fake tan – to avoid unsightly orange palms!
4 Wait until your tan is completely dry before dressing.
5 Don’t wear tight or light coloured clothing directly after tanning.
6 Avoid water contact while your tans developing.
7 Don’t apply any products over a developing tan – that includes perfume.
8 Try not to get too sweaty straight after tanning – so avoid any exercise until your tan has fully developed.
9 If using a wash off tan, follow the instructions carefully and don’t wash it off before the recommended time.
10 Be careful using moisturising products containing oils on your tan.
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