Spray tanning, what to know and how to prepare your skin?

Spray Tanning is a form of sunless tanning and we love it because it gives us a nice color without the damaging effects of the sun.

Since we only recommend products and services that we love, we tried it ourselves.

Jacqueline from SHOW GLOW TAN came to Andre’s house in Miami with her tent and did her magic, We also asked her to answer these questions to clarify everything about spray tanning.

What is spray tanning?

Spray tanning is a form of sunless tanning,  where a fine mist is airbrushed onto your body to produce a beautiful tan glow on the outermost layer of skin.

This mist has an ingredient in it, called Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) that interacts with your own skin’s chemistry to temporarily turn it tan, or bronze. 

What to do before spray tanning?

  • Book your appointment
  • Remove deodorant, perfumes, and lotions
  • Exfoliate

Prior to spray tanning it is important to follow the prep instructions to get the best results.

 Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!

You can do this with a loofa or a natural scrub like coffee or sugar, so you can remove the dead skin cells and the tan can last longer.


All your beauty appointments for waxing, lashes, and nails are recommended to be done at least 24 hours prior to this appointment. If you shave, you should do so at least one day before the appointment. 

TIP: Don’t use lotions, deodorants, or perfumes at the time of the tanning session as this can throw off the skin’s PH balance and counteract with the tanning solution. 

Your bikini body looks much better with a tan.

What to wear to appointment:

You choose whatever tan lines you want or don’t, so It’s recommended if choosing to have tan lines, to wear an older bathing suit/bra/underwear that you do not care too much about.

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What to do after spray tanning?

Immediately after the appointment you should wear soft, dark, loose clothing. If you decide to sleep in solution (for deeper color results) it is recommended to wear long sleeve t-shirt and soft PJ pants to avoid getting cosmetic bronzer on your sheets.

You will be instructed on the length of time to leave the tanning solution to work its magic at the time of appointment. Your first shower should be a rinse with no soap, to allow the product to keep on developing up to 24 hours. 

How long does THE SPRY TANNING  last ?

Your faux glow can last anywhere from 5-7+ days. Maintenance is key. You can help prolong your color by taking quick showers, pat drying skin, and moisturizing with a water-based moisturizer. You can also request to purchase a tan extending product especially if you are headed on a long vacation. 

Tell us about you and your spry tanning company?

Show Glow Tans CEO, Spray tanning services Miami

My name is Jackie and I am the Chief Glow Officer of Show Glow Tans.

I love helping women feel confident in themselves, since I had to overcome adversity to feel good in my skin.

I try to surround myself with strong and powerful women including my sisters and mom who all have the entrepreneurial gene.

My favorite Show is Shark tank because it made me aspire to be an entrepreneur, I think it so special to have ideas and it is even more wonderful when someone can bring them to life.

I started Show Glow Tans in my junior year of college with a whiteboard & and I never looked back.

It is a blessing to have built so many relationships with so many wonderful clients over the years as well as be able to become an independent woman from this venture. 

Show Glow Tans is a mobile luxe faux glow tanning service in Miami that aims to make you look and feel your best by providing a natural, beautiful tan glow all done in the convenience of your home.

From brides and mommas to bloggers and celebrities, I have 3 years in the tanning industry and 6+ years of experience in the beauty, television, and pageant industry. 

I use the best products on the market made from organic-based ingredients that are 100% Vegan, animal cruelty-free, paraben-free and nut-allergy friendly. 

Follow Jacqueline and book appointmen, she is fantastic.

You can reach me for appointments by email at showglowtans@gmail.com or send me a DM to Instagram: @ShowGlowTans.

To reach me personally and stay up to date with my day-to-day you can find me on Instagram under @MissJacquelineGC.

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