FAQs & Care

Pre-Tan Care

  • NO self-tan, exfoliate all previous tan, perfume, deodorant, creams, or aromatherapy oils.
  • NO makeup (no worries, you won't need any after your tan - your skin will glow!)
  • Remove all jewelry, please and wear long hair up off the shoulders.
  • Please wax and shave at least 10 - 24 hours before the treatment. Nails and eyelashes should be done before your tan also. The small amount of solution on your face will NOT affect eyelash extensions.
  • The evening or morning before your treatment, Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate your entire body. DO NOT USE OIL Exfoliants before your tan as they will leave a residue on your skin! A washcloth works fine, or use our Golden XS Exfoliate made especially for spray tans. Pay special attention to your body's dry areas such as hands, elbows, knees, and feet.
  • Decide which bathing suit you wish to wear - dark color or black is best. The majority of clients wear a thong and go topless. You are free to wear as much or as little as you are comfortable with. NO TAN lines are fine with us! Please be aware that all MALE clients must wear underwear or a bathing suit for the appointment.
  • Our tans dry instantly, so no wait time on getting dressed. Non-tacky and fragrance-free. That means no yucky tan smell! Yeah!
  • Wear dark loose clothing after the tan is applied and avoid wearing a bra for the first couple of hours if possible. NO JEANS or socks, please. Wear flip flops or looser shoes if possible.
  • NO TIME? Our amazing Golden Finishing Powder allows you to tan and go! Leaves your skin feeling fresh and silky while protecing your developing tan. Go ahead - wear your cute white outfit without any worries.

Post Tan Care

Do not shower or bathe for a minimum of 6-8 hrs after your treatment.

For your FIRST shower - please use a warm water rinse ONLY. NO soaps or shampoos. Pat skin dry gently after every shower.

If you had our GOLDEN EXPRESS TAN - you may shower after only 2hrs! Or keep it on longer to get a deeper, darker tan.

Do not participate in any activity which may cause perspiration for at least 24 hours after the treatment. That's right - no dishwashing, at least for the first few hours. YEAH!

After the first shower, it's important to MOISTURE, please wait a full 24hrs AFTER your initial tan appointment before you apply moisturizer to allow the tan to build back up again (darker).  Keep your skin well hydrated. Your tan will last for as long as your skin takes to exfoliate naturally. So if you keep your skin moisturized, your tan will, of course, last longer. Moisturizing also helps your tan fade nicely too.

Wear your sunscreen!  It's a great moisturizer too.


Extend Your Tan

Use our Moisture Lock XS ($10) sprayed on the right after your tan will add 2-3 days and lock in color and moisture to better fade and protect your tan from the drying effects of weather, chlorine, and saltwater.


Our Amazing Golden Luxury Setting Powder ($10) will leave your skin feeling silky and dry to the touch.  Protects your tan as it's developing and hydrates your tan allowing you to tan - dress - and go!  No more worries of your tan getting on your clothes or sheets.  Nice fresh scent with a light shimmer.  Spray tan game changer!

Use our Prep XS Spray ($10) before your tan to balance the Ph levels - perfect for those who don't have time to shower before their appointments.

Your tan should last between 5-10 days, depending on the care and condition of your skin.

After showering, pat the skin dry rather than rubbing.

Avoid swimming pools as chlorine can bleach the tan within the first day. OR opt for our Moisture Lock XS to protect your tan, and you can swim all you like!

Ask about our great before and aftercare products. They will maintain and extend your tan for at least 2-3 extra days! We only use the highest quality products that are great for your skin. Our Glow To Go-Spray Tan in a Can and/or Our Face Body Touch Up Spray is perfect for adding to face and moisturizing creams you have to extend your tan and use when you can't get your full body tanned. In a convenient travel size to keep your glow going on your vacation.


Absolutely not! We customized your tan to suit your skin tone. Our Golden XS solution is violet based with a medium toned bronzer and eco-organic, so it works with your skin tone! You will NEVER be orange! Choose from a more natural sun-kissed look, medium just back from a tropical holiday, or you can obtain a darker tan similar to one achieved for competitions! The choice is yours. Our Rapid XS Tan is quick-drying and lets you pick and choose how dark you go!

Yes, you now have the convenience of showering the only 2hrs after your professional spray tan. You will continue to develop a deeper, darker tan long after you have showered. Now you can shower, and your tan won’t be affected. It will continue developing even up to 24hrs after your initial shower in some cases.

Yes, spray tanning is a safe alternative to obtaining a gorgeous tan. It is UVB/UVA free and does not damage or age the skin. As the skin cells naturally exfoliate off, so does the tan.

Golden Mobile Spray Tans is a natural botanical tan that contains no harsh chemicals or ALCOHOL or PARABENS and is a safe alternative and can be used by clients with sensitive skin types. Please be aware that your skin is a living thing and can be affected by weather, stress, medication, hormones, and how well you prepare your skin before your tan. These all can affect the outcome of your tan.

A tan is complete within 10mins! And with Golden XS natural sunless tan solutions, you can choose a solution that allows you to shower in as little as 2HRS after your spray tan. That’s amazingly exciting news for the indulgent tanners. No more having to wear the tan to bed all night. You can shower and be fresh when you hit the pillow tonight, and you will awaken with a gorgeous tan AND clean sheets.

The color lasts up to 7-10 days and exfoliates away naturally with the dead skin cells. Keeping your skin well moisturized will prolong your tan. We offer great products to help extend and maintain your luxurious tan. Our Moisture Lock XS solutions can be sprayed on minutes after your tan to LOCK in the moisture and add 2-3 days to your tan! The key to a great tan is preparing the skin properly before your tan and following the aftercare advice.

Yes, however, if concerned, we suggest you seek permission from your doctor. If breastfeeding, make sure nipples are wiped before breastfeeding.

Absolutely not. Clients may wear whatever they feel comfortable in during their session. A client may wear their bikini, underwear, g-string, or they can go naked if they wish - no tan lines!! **All male clients must wear a bathing suit or underwear.

Yes, this excess color that is washing away is the bronzer and is fine. Your natural color will be developed within the skin cells and will continue to deepen over 12-24hrs and last at least a week. It will not stain any clothes, such as wedding gowns or graduation dresses, after the first shower.

The more, the better! This will ensure your tan fades evenly while keeping your skin well-nourished. You will also have a longer-lasting tan if you use our Shower Moisturizing Body Wash, which is Sulfate Free. They are specialized for tans and smell wonderful, and can add up to 3 days to your tan.

Best to shave or wax at least 8 hours before your spray tan. Shaving will exfoliate your tan faster, so go ahead - skip a day! Always use a new razor, which is more gentle on your skin.

We suggest cotton fabrics as the bronzer will wash out. Once you have your initial shower, there will be no worries of staining clothing as the tan is now developed within the skin. Still, worried? Get our Express Golden XS tan and shower off in 2-4-or 6 hrs!

Yes! You have the option with Golden Mobile Spray Tan to wear makeup, but that's what's great about our Mobile service because you can stay in the comfort of your own home. No worries about having to drive around or going out right after your tan. Bring on the rain!! We love giving your face a natural glow, but you can always try tanning your face.

A tan will not be as long-lasting if you are soaking for long periods as this makes the skin cells exfoliate rapidly, and therefore the tan is removed quicker. We always suggest our Moisture Lock XS right after your tan. This will set the tan so you can.... SWIM AWAY!

Golden Mobile tanning solution Golden XS is natural and contains no harsh chemicals, NO PARABENS, or ALCOHOL. You can feel confident you are being cared for when using Golden Mobile Spray Tans. Our solution is derived from sugar beets. How natural can you get?!

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