Top Tan Tips

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With years of experience Wild About Tan know all the best practices on how to get the best possible results when having a spray tan.
Learn all the tricks of the trade using our top tan tips for the perfect prep before your spray tan and the perfect aftercare. With a combination of this self care, our premium natural products and our top notch application method you will soon be glowing like a professional!

Before your Wild About Spray Tan

For the best results possible, we suggest you carry out a few essential beauty maintenance tasks before we spray you.


  • You may have heard it so many times before that it has become white noise to you, but exfoliating your body before a spray tan will make a huge difference to the end result and longevity of your tan.


  • Make sure you shave at least 12 hours before. If you are rushing with the razor minutes before your tan, chances are, you are going to cut yourself accidentally. Also, when you run the blade across your skin, it will automatically open your pores up, and spraying close to this time may give your legs a look of irritation when the solution settles in those pores.


  • Please don’t moisturise before your tan. Moisturiser acts as a barrier on the skin (which is why we apply it to your hands and knee’s etc.), which can mean the end result may not be as effective OR flawless as it would usually be.


  • The same applies for perfume, oils and deodorant during your tan. Some of these products can give an immediately adverse looking affect to your tan (although it normally straightens itself out by the next day), you want it looking perfect as soon as you step out of the tent.

After your Wild About Spray Tan

  • Don’t do the PAT test! By constantly patting your skin to check dryness, you are at risk of getting the tan on your hands – not a good look.


  • Stay away from water for the next 4/5 hours or until you have your shower – yay, no dishes!


  • WAT use a rapid tan, shower off after 1-2 hours for a light tan, 2-3 hours for a medium glow, 4-5 hours for a deep tan. The tan will then continue to develop over the next 12 hours after your shower, magic!


  • Moisturise day and night to maintain your golden glow over the next 2 weeks – go on, it will only take 2 minutes.


  • Remember to gently exfoliate your skin with a body polish on day 4/5 to help lock in your golden glow.



  • Most importantly, get your next appointment booked ASAP to make sure you don’t miss out on a time that is convenient for you.

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Happy clients

Just had my tan done by the gorgeous Andrea and I cannot recommend wild about tan enough. I’ve had my tan done countless times and even for my wedding, I had an amazing natural glow and even happier that none of it rubbed onto my wedding dress. 6 of my bridesmaids had theirs done too and they were also so pleased with the out come. Amazing customer service too!!

Rebecca Starnes

I absolutely love Wild About Tan! Andrea comes to my house every Two weeks and sprays on my glow! I always look and feel fabulous after. They are professional, punctual and she always puts me at ease by having a good chat. I’m a VIP member so have my appointments booked for every two weeks in advance. The tan itself is fab. I’m a fitness instructor so I have a rapid tan and after a few hours, I can wash it off and I’m good to go to my classes. I can’t recommend them enough."

Laura Ross

"Without a doubt the best mobile tanning biz out there. Always on time, always super easy to book a time that works for you, always great chat, always feel completely comfortable with them, and always an absolutely cracking tan. Couldn’t recommend enough."

Bex Knight

"THE BEST. Cannot praise Wild About Tan enough! The best products, suitable for all skin types and extremely knowledgeable and professional tanners. It doesn’t matter if you are a spray tan newbie or have them all the time, once you book with Wild you’ll never book enough therapist again! "

Ruby Jones

I absolutely love Dre and her tanning products. I’ve never been disappointed, she always fits me in and I’m always so pleased with the results. Previously I’ve been dissatisfied with tanning but this is the BEST. Lasts at least 2 weeks and I have dry skin prone to eczema and no probs at all. Love that you can moisturise as well."

Julie Wilson


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