Spray tanning is a great alternative to UV tanning. However, the effects of a sunless spray tan do not last forever.

A Maui Elegant Tan will last anywhere from seven to ten days, on average. The amount of physical activity, after care, and proper preparation for the tan are all factors of how many days one can expect their tan to last.

At Maui Elegant Tan, we want to maximize the length of your spray tan. We have compiled a list of after care tips for you. Below are a few things we recommend for longer lasting spray tans.

Avoid putting things on your skin that are drying or bleaching like chlorine and alcohol. This includes perfume—use sparingly on wrists and behind ears.

Use a body wash that is mild and sulfate-free. Sulfates will strip off a spray tan. So will harsh soaps like anti-bacterial soaps, Dove, Dial, Ivory, Nivea, and Oil of Olay. Stick to a salon-suggested body wash or an organic brand at your local health food store.

The most important thing that you can do to make your tan last longer is to moisturize twice every day with a spray tan-friendly moisturizer. Be very careful to avoid any products that contain mineral oil, which will strip off your color. Drink lots of water! Hydrated skin ensures that the tan will be even and will stay on your skin as long as possible.

For more after care tips, visit the Tan Care section on our website.