Shower and exfoliate skin, do so at least 4 hours before appointment for best results. Avoid super moisturizing body washes (Dove).
Shave/Wax anything you need to, preferably the day before tan.
Do NOT put on any products such as deodorant, moisturizers, makeup or perfumes before your tan. These can affect the development of your tan.
Choose a dark colored bikini/bathing suit/g-string. Wearing bottoms is recommended but not mandatory.
Wear loose fitting clothing while your tan develops to ensure you don't get lines from tight bands.
Do not shower for at least 8-12 hours after application (unless using rapid solution) or up to 24 hours maximum.
Avoid touching your body or face until you've showered off the bronzer, this could cause solution to get on the palms of your hands and discolor them!
When showering try to avoid exfoliating (loofahs,shaving), exfoliating after a tan lessens the longevity of the tan.
Now using moisturizing body wash/soap is acceptable.
When drying off try to pat dry instead of rubbing.
Moisturize! Once a day is fine. This will help your tan last longer and fade more evenly.
* For my gym goers, make sure you wait until your tan has developed and you have showered off the bronzer before getting overly sweaty. This could cause drips!