GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR SUNLESS TAN
BEFORE YOUR SESSION - PREPARE
Shower and exfoliate with oil free products (avoid using any Oil of Olay or Dove products).
Refrain from using moisturizers, perfumes, lotions, oils or deodorants that may create a barrier between the skin and the Sunless tanning solution.
Wear loose, dark clothing and open toe sandals.
AFTER THE SESSION - PROTECT & PROLONG
Wait for at least 8 hours before showering.
Moisturize daily, especially after showering.
Avoid exfoliation until you are ready to tan again.
Maintain and extend your results using our Sunless Tan Extending products (ask our team member for details)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will my skin look orange?
No at all. The advanced technology currently used in our sunless tanning solutions is designed to ensure a natural, bronze tan. We use the highest quality of DHA which is Almond base resulting in a beautiful "Golden" looking tan. Our staff member will help you select the proper level of tanning solution to best match your skin tone.
What is Sunless Spray tanning?
Sunless spray tanning is the spray/mist application of Sunless tanning solution to your body. When applied, DHA (the active ingredient in Sunless tanning solution) reacts with the proteins in the skin’s superficial layer to form a golden brown color. Your skin begins to darken two to three hours after application and reaches its peak color within 24 hours. The color will gradually fade through natural exfoliation, just like a tan from the sun.
How long should I wait after a session before showering?
To give the DHA enough time to fully set, it is recommended to wait a minimum of 4 hours after a sunless spray tanning session or 8 hours for optimal results. Showering sooner may diminish the intensity of the tan. If you tan using an Instant Cosmetic Bronzer, the Instant Cosmetic Color will wash off in the shower, but the color produced by the DHA will remain.
How many days will my sunless tan last?
The longevity of a Sunless tan depends on your skin's natural exfoliation process, and on the skin regimen followed before and after the application. On average, a sunless tan will last 7 days. The faster your skin regenerates, the faster the sunless tan will fade. A daily moisturizing regimen is a great way to maintain and extend the life of your sunless tan.
How frequently do you recommend coming in for a sunless session?
The frequency of Sunless tanning application depends on your skin's natural exfoliation process and your preference of color intensity. People with quick natural exfoliation process may want to do a Sunless session every 4 days to keep color fresh, while others may need to apply only once every 7-10 days.
Should I moisturize after my sunless session?
You may resume using a moisturizer after your first shower. Using a moisturizer on a daily basis helps to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. This will contribute to a more even, natural looking sunless tan. Moisturizing on a daily basis also helps "slow down" the skin's natural exfoliation process and in return extends the life of your sunless tan. Make sure to use OIL FREE moisturizers as oil will shorten the life of your sunless tan.
An effective way to prolong the life of your sunless tan is by using Sunless Tan-Extending products with a light self-tanning bronzer. This helps hydrate your skin and maintains an even, natural looking color longer by providing subtle bronzers.
Can I combine Spray Tan with a Tanning Bed session ?
Yes ! Combining your sunbed tan followed immediately with a spray tan is a great way to maximize your tanning results. The Sunbed tanning uses UV rays to trigger melanin production. This helps develop your base tan, while opening up your pores and allowing the spray solution to penetrate your skin and develop a beautiful sunless tan. This procedure called "cocktail tanning" and helps produce an even darker, deeper and longer-lasting tan.
Do I still need to use a sunscreen even if I have a sunless tan ?
Although you may feel and look like you have a real tan, a sunless tan is only the temporary appearance of a tan and therefore provides your skin with no real sunburn protection. It is absolutely necessary you wear a sunscreen when outdoors to protect your skin from burning.
Would I lose my sunless tan if I use a swimming pool ?
Most swimming pools have chlorine in them which tends to dry the skin. Dry, flaky skin will shed faster and color will fade sooner. If you choose to use a swimming pool just make sure to moisturize your skin afterwards to "slow down" the drying process. We highly recommend using Sunless tan-extending products with a light self-tanning bronzer which will help regain some of the tan that has been lost.