Tanning on a Budget


May 25th, 2012 by Adore

Although visiting a professional salon for a spray tan is the ideal way to achieve a tan, money doesn’t grow on trees and sometimes you may need to get a tan on a slightly lower budget. That’s why we thought we’d share some DIY spray tan tips with you. This way you can maintain a tan in between your professional appointments with ease. At Adore Tanning, we offer a wide range of affordable spray tanning machines that can help you save money over time. Before you try using your new machine, we recommend that you take note of the tips below.


  1. Exfoliate! Make sure to scrub off any dry and flaky skin before you start your DIY spray tan session. This will ensure a longer lasting and more even tan.
  2. Make sure your skin is clean. Avoid using deodorants, perfumes or any oily lotions on your skin before tanning, as they can affect the way the spray tan settles on your skin.
  3. Ensure your skin is hydrated. Make sure that your skin is hydrated in order for your tan to apply evenly and last as long as possible. Moisturise for the days leading up to your tanning session, but be careful not to apply moisturiser immediately before applying the tanning product as this can affect absorption.
  4. Guard your hair. When applying your DIY spray tan try to wear a shower cap to protect your hair from the tanning products.
  5. Use a barrier cream on your elbows, ankles, knees and other dry areas to avoid them becoming too dark compared to the rest of your skin.
  6. Purchase a high quality solution with a suitable DHA formulation for your skin type and desired tanning colour.


Now that you know how to get started and some tips to avoid disasters, here is a review of one of our most affordable tanning kits. Our Mini Getting Started Kit comes at the small price of just $284.05 and has everything you will need to get started. Including a spray tan machine, a drop down enclosure, s spray tan sample pack of various solutions, barrier cream, hair nets and more, this kit is perfect for anyone getting started. The machine is lightweight, portable and applies high quality even coverage all over.

So if you need beauty on a budget and want instant radiant skin all year round, you know that there’s a solution! With the right kit and tips, you’re ready to try your first DIY spray tan!