Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and what better way to kick off the season than with a radiant glow? At iTAN, we believe preparation is key to achieving that perfect tan, and with the long weekend approaching, now is the ideal time to get ready for sun-kissed days ahead! 

Join us as we delve into the ultimate Memorial Day Weekend tanning prep guide so can you step into summer with confidence and style. From pre-tan rituals to finding the right tanning regimen for your tanning goals, iTAN has everything you need to make this Memorial Day Weekend one to remember!

Pre-Tan Prep

Before any tanning session whether it be a bed tan or spray tan, exfoliate your skin regularly beforehand to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. This will help your skin look fresh and radiant plus prolong the life of your tan.  Lastly, shaving before your session will ensure that your skin is clean and ready for your tan!

Build a Base Tan

If you’ve got plans for the holiday weekend, come in two to three times a week to help build your base tan. As your skin becomes more tolerant  to your sun tanning sessions, you can tan for longer periods of time or alternate  the bed you are using to avoid tanning plateaus. 

If you’re new to tanning, not to worry! Our friendly Salon Consultants can help create a tanning regimen that fits your needs and tanning goals.

Double Dip for Deeper Color

If you want the “just got back from vacay look” before your vacay starts, enhance your tan further by hopping into your favorite sunbed followed by a spray tan. At iTAN, you can choose between the Mystic Kyss and VersaSpa Pro spray booths. By double dipping, you’ll be able to achieve an even deeper, customizable color for the perfect sun-kissed look!

Post-Tan Maintenance

Maintain your tan as long as possible by using proper aftercare products! Some of our #iTANfan favorites are the Hemp Nation lotions and body wash. These aftercare products not only help your tan last longer, but also hydrate your skin while cleansing and nourishing. We carry multiple scents to choose from including: Cocoa Dreams, Agave & Lime and Sea Salt & Sandalwood.

Before Tanning Again…

Before coming back in for a sun or spray session, be sure to fully remove any spray residue  to allow your skin to serve as the perfect base. This will help your tan with its longevity while looking its absolute best. We recommend using the Dermasuri Deep Exfoliating Glove (sold at iTAN) to remove dead skin cells and impurities, leaving your skin smooth, radiant and ready for your next tan.

Whether you’re lounging by the pool, hitting the beach or enjoying outdoor festivities, let your radiant tan be the ultimate accessory this Memorial Day Weekend! Here’s to a summer filled with sunshine, laughter, and unforgettable moments.