How do I prepare for my Pure Glow tan? Shower and exfoliate with an oil-free product the day before. Make sure to take care of any hair removal (shaving/waxing) at least 2 hours before your appointment. For best results, shower and exfoliate with with a body brush or *Hemp Mitt. Remove all other self-tanners, make-up, perfume, deodorant and oils. Wear or bring loose, dark clothing and flip-flops to your appointment.

How long does an appointment take? About 20 minutes in total for mobile and in studio.

What do I wear? Ultimately this is the decision of the client. You may undress to your comfort level, though we ask men to wear shorts or a swim suit. Any clothing you choose to wear during the session (undergarments/bathing suit) can simply be laundered once in a normal cycle to remove any solution. After the application, all clients should wear loose clothing, black is best, and flip-flop type footwear. If you plan to allow your tan to develop overnight then we suggest wearing a long sleeve top and long pants to bed, in order to avoid skin to skin contact.

Can I be seen in public immediately following my appointment? Yes! Your Pure Glow tan dries and looks fantastic right away. Simply throw on clothes and go right out.

How soon can I shower? 5-7 hours following your appointment. 

How do I maintain by Pure Glow tan? Do not allow your skin to come in contact with any water or product until your tan has fully developed (5-7 hours). This means no make-up, moisturizer, deodorant, and no activities that will cause you to sweat until after your first shower. When you shower, avoid bar soaps, exfoliants and oil-based products. After your first shower, use a paraben-free moisturizer all over. For best results,  use *Moisture Boost Body Treatment by Vita Liberata. Keeping your skin moisturized will mean longer lasting results and more natural, even fading.

How long does the tan last? With proper skincare before and after your application, your results will typically last 7-10 days. Your skin should stay moisturized and products with harsh chemicals, exfoliants and heavy oils should be avoided. To get the most out of your Pure Glow tan, ask about our Certified Organic line of products that are specifically designed for airbrush tanning. Using these products will not only provide longer lasting results, but also more natural and even fading.

Is Pure Glow safe for my pregnancy? While we see many pregnant clients, we recommend getting approval from your doctor prior to booking. Our full Ingredient List is publicly available on our website, making it easy to share. Our focus is on safety for all and to date have a great track record of approval from gynecologists and dermatologists alike. 

What forms of payment will you accept? While we require credit card information to secure all appointments, we accept credit (except Amex) and cash for services, retail products and tips.

Should I tip my sunless technician? Gratuity is a great way to show your technician that you are pleased with their service. Tips are accepted via cash or credit card.

What exactly am I putting on my skin?  At Pure Glow, we use the most pure, organic and non-toxic solution to ensure you are getting the healthiest tan possible. Whether there are specific ingredients that are off limits for you, or you're simply curious about what you're putting on your skin, our Ingredient list is publicly available for your reference.

*These recommended products can be purchased at any appointment upon request.


Other questions? Don't hesitate to speak up! Call 617-267-4455 anytime or reach us by email newbury@pureglowtanning.com.