How long should I wait to shower after tanning?

You should wait at least 3 hours to shower after tanning. After your tan, you want to maintain the moisture in it for as long as you can, as this helps to prolong the life of your tan. Keep in mind, you just came out of a tanning session which took some moisture out of your skin. By using a premium indoor tanning lotion you’re minimizing the moisture being taken out of your skin during your session, and by applying an after tan moisturizer you’re locking in your tan by adding the moisture back into your skin afterwards. If you shower right after your tan, you may dry out your skin even quicker, especially if using harsh exfoliants.