Pre-Tan Skin Prep 101

Skin preparation is a vital step in the competition tanning process. For optimal results, follow the below skin preparation instructions.

1 week prior to your tanning appointment or first application, begin exfoliating the skin using Get Buffed®. Be sure to not be too abrasive in the process of exfoliation to avoid damaging the skin. Evenly exfoliate the body and be sure to include commonly missed areas like the back, feet & neck.

Exfoliation of the skin to maintain skin health should be done year round. Prior to the contest, it is important to be diligent of the process for the best results.

You may utilize a moisturizer for dry skin, however terminate the use of lotions 24 hours prior to tanning with 1 final exfoliation of the body before your tanning appointment.

Body Hair Removal:

We recommend the use of Hair Away®, a gentle, cream hair remover that is effective on rice grain length hair. After use, exfoliate well.

If you choose professionally wax, it is recommended to patch test an area of the body with your hair removal professional to guarantee best results. Waxing should be completed at least 5 days prior to the contest to ensure you have removed all potential remnants of the wax product. Failure to do so can result in uneven color development.

If shaving, complete this no later than 12 hours prior to the first tanning appointment and finish with an exfoliation session to remove remnants of any conditioning, cream or oil based shaving products.

Once the tanning process has begun, no further exfoliation or hair removal methods can be completed. Do not use deodorant, perfume, lotions and any other skin topicals when attending your tanning appointment.

Tanning Appointment Tips

For privacy and respect, Pro Tan® keeps genders separated while tanning. Pro Tan® prohibits the entry of individuals other than athletes or professional tanning technicians to the tanning room. Please do not bring any valuables to your appointment. Pro Tan® is not responsible for any personal items.

It is recommended to wear loose & baggy apparel without any tight elastic bands to your tanning appointment. Avoid cotton pieces in the color red and choose a sandal or slide with minimal straps. Post tanning, avoid wearing anything with tight straps like sport bras or tight undergarments.

While tanning, Pro Tan® will provide you with complimentary FDA recommended accessories for protection. For men who choose to wear trunks in the tanning tent, please bring an alternative pair than what you intend to wear on stage.

If staying in a hotel, bring a personal set of sheets and towels to avoid staining hotel property. Pro Tan® is not responsible for the color transfer onto hotel property.

Be sure to tag @protan_official in your show day pictures to be featured on Pro Tan® social media pages!

Thank you for going with the pro’s!

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