As the days get longer and the temperature rises, it’s time to perfect your summer glow! If you’re looking for the best way to achieve a stunning, sun-kissed tan, we’ve got you covered. With a variety of Sun, Spray & Spa services tailored to meet your tanning needs, we’re here to ensure you’ll look your very best this summer. 

Here’s a guide to perfecting your 2024 summer tanning routine at iTAN!

1. Set Your Tanning Goals

Before diving into tanning, it’s important to understand your tanning goals. At iTAN, start your journey with a personalized consultation. Our Salon Consultants can help assess your skin and help you choose the most suitable tanning regimen. Whether you’re a seasoned tanner or a newbie, we’re here to ensure a safe and effective tanning experience!

2. Choosing Your Tanning Method

iTAN offers several tanning options, each designed to cater to different preferences and needs. Here’s a quick overview:

Sun Tanning: For a natural-looking tan, sunbeds are a great choice! iTAN provides state-of-the-art tanning beds that offer various intensity levels, ensuring a customized, flawless tan. Remember to follow recommended exposure times to avoid over exposure.

Spray Tanning: If you’re looking for a quick glow, spray tanning is your best bet. iTAN’s spray tanning booths provide an even, natural-looking tan. Both the Mystic Tan and VersaSpa Pro solutions are quick-drying and enriched with skin-nourishing ingredients.

At-Home Sunless Tanning: For an at-home tan, iTAN offers premium sunless tanning products. Our formulas allow you to build a tan in just a few hours, perfect for those who prefer to tan at their own pace wherever they are.

3. Pre-Tan Prep

Preparation is key to achieving an even tan! Follow these steps before your tanning session:

Exfoliate: Remove dead skin cells with a gentle exfoliator to ensure an even tan. Focus on rough areas like elbows, knees and ankles.

Moisturize: Hydrate your skin with a light, oil and sulfate-free moisturizer. Well-moisturized skin tans more evenly and retains the tan longer!

Shave or Wax: If you plan to shave or wax, do it at least 24 hours before your session to prevent uneven patches!

4. Post-Tan Care

Taking care of your skin after tanning is crucial for maintaining your glow:

Moisturize: Keep your skin hydrated with a high-quality moisturizer.  Ask a Salon Consultant about the tan extender options available!

Avoid Showering Immediately: For spray tans, you can see color development in as little as 3 to 4 hours based on the selected solution and additive. When the desired color has been reached, you can feel free to shower. Remember, leaving your spray tan on for more than 8 hours will not be beneficial, and the spray may over develop! A Salon Consultant will provide you with the recommended development time for the spray solution you chose.

Extend Your Tan: Use iTAN’s aftercare products designed to prolong your tan. These products help maintain color and keep your skin looking radiant.

5. Maintenance Sessions

To keep your tan looking fresh all summer long, plan for regular weekly sessions to maintain your tan. Depending on your tanning method and skin type, you might need a touch-up every few days. iTAN’s various iCLUB memberships make it easy to keep your summer glow consistent!Ready to start your tanning journey? Visit your nearest iTAN location and kick off your summer with a glowing tan!