Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prepare for my Sunless Tan?

Arrive showered, shaven, free of make-up, perfume, oil, body sprays, deodorant and moisturizer for optimal results.  Bring loose, dark fitting clothing for after your session.  Your Sunless session will last less than sixty seconds plus dry time for the application and a total of 5 to 10 minutes with prep and post preparation.

Should I moisturize before I do a Sunless Tan? 

No. You should use a moisturizer regularly to keep your skin hydrated and healthy, which will contribute to a more even, natural looking sunless tan.  However, it is recommended NOT to apply moisturizers 2 hours prior to self tanning and 4 to 6 hours after.

Why is keeping skin moisturized essential to maintain a great sunless tan? 

It is important to keep skin moisturized after your Sunless session as dry, flaky skin will slough off faster and color will fade sooner.  Sunless tan-extending products with a light self-tanning bronzer helps hydrate skin and maintain even, natural looking color longer by providing subtle bronzers.

How long should I wait after my sunless session before I shower?

It is best to wait at least 6-12 hours after the sunless tan application before you shower to give the DHA time to fully react with skin proteins. The waiting time varies on skin type. The dryer your skin is the longer you should wait to shower after your session. (Solution 14 for excelled tans need only wait 4-8 hours to shower depending on how dark you would like your tan.)

Can I workout after a sunless session? 

It is best to wait about 24 hours after your Sunless session before partaking in any strenuous activities that may cause perspiration.  This will give the DHA time to fully react with skin proteins as well as prevent streaking that could result from excessive perspiration.

How many days will a sunless tan last?

The longevity of a Sunless tan depends on the skin’s natural exfoliation process, and on the skin regimen followed before and after application.  On average, a sunless tan will last 5-8 days to as much as 10 days. The “life span” of a Sunless tan also depends on your skin’s natural exfoliation.  The faster your skin regenerates, the faster the sunless tan will fade.  The tan created by the DHA affects only the top layer of the skin and will begin to fade after 5 to 6 days as the skin naturally begins to exfoliate.

How frequently do you recommend going in for a sunless session?

Can i do it several days in a row?

The frequency of Sunless tanning application depends on your skin cell turn over and preference of color intensity.  People with quick cell turn-overs may want to do a Sunless session every 5-6 days to keep color fresh, while others may need to apply only once every 7-10 days. Although we use a 100% all organic solution that doesn’t harsh your skin so it ultimately is based on your preference.

Can i do a sunless session in addition to a tanning bed?

Yes! Since Sunless tanning is UV-Free, you are welcome to tan either before or after completing a Sunless Spray tan session. Certain skin types benefit from doing a UV tan before their spray tan as this will open the pores an allow for better absorption of the spray tan solution thus creating a longer lasting  tan.

Will the solution from sunless come off on my clothes?

Some of the bronze “cosmetic tint” color may rub off on clothing or bed sheets.  This is most likely to happen when you get dressed immediately after tanning.  To minimize the chance of the tint transferring to clothing, we recommend that you wear loose-fitting, darker clothes after your Sunless session.  The Cosmetic tint is water-soluble.  Therefore, in most cases, the color will come out of clothing in the wash. But the cosmetic color is usually completely washed away after your first shower leaving your beautiful DHA natural skin tan underneath free of cosmetic coloring.

How do I apply barrier cream correctly?

Barrier Cream is applied as a protective barrier to prevent unwanted color on the porous areas such as hands, feet, nails and cuticles.  Dispense a generous amount of Barrier Cream onto your hands and apply an even coating to the palms of the hands, in-between the fingers, tips of fingers, covering nails and around the cuticles.  Also apply a generous layer of Barrier Cream to the bottom of feet, in-between the toes, covering toenails and cuticles.

Do I need to wear sunscreen even if i have a sunless tan?

Although you may feel and look like you a real tan, a sunless tan is only the temporary appearance of a tan, it is cosmetic 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.

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