Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 should I prepare for my Sunless Spray Tanning Session?
    • ​​Exfoliate and shave the day before or the day of the sunless spray tanning session (day before is preferred). 
    • The day of the Sunless spray tanning session refrain from using moisturizers, perfumes, lotions, oils or deodorants that may create a barrier between the skin and the Sunless tanning solution. You may resume using these after your first shower or bath.
  • Can I UV Tan and Spray Tan in the same day?
    • ​​Absolutely! We call this cocktailing. Please keep in mind when cocktailing, you need to use specific lotion during your UV tanning session. Using some lotions, they will act as a shield and block the sunless spray tan from contacting your skin. 
  • 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 long does Sunless Spray Tanning last?
    • ​A sunless spray tan can last 5 to 7 days depending on the condition of your skin, frequency of showering, and soaps/moisturizers used before and after your spray session.

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