I have sensitive skin. Could I have an allergic reaction?
Although we cannot guarantee you won’t have an allergic reaction, there have been none documented within the spray tanning industry. We will be happy to do a test patch for you.
How do I care for my tan?
After your first shower, it is important to apply moisturizer frequently. This will delay the exfoliation of the skin cells that retain your tan. You can also purchase products that contain small amounts of DHA which will extend your tan a few days. Avoid the use of all bar soaps, and products that are mineral oil or petroleum based. These will fade your tan quickly.
We recommend that you do not shower until after your competition.
Will it stain my clothes?
The solution will launder out of most fabrics, although we do not guarantee that. This is why we ask that you wear old clothing. Cotton is best.
What do I wear for my appointment?
LOOSE FITTING clothing. Most competitors use a black nylon robe. This is very important! Weather permitting, it is best to wear flip flops on your feet. Bring umbrella if it is raining.
How do I prepare for my tan?
Please read the prep tanning instructions under the competitors drop menu
How long will the tan last?
5 – 10 days, depending on the type of each individuals skin, and depending on how well post tan instructions are followed. Certain factors can affect the longevity of your tan. The use of hot tubs, swimming in pools or the ocean, and excessive sweating while wearing restrictive clothing will cause faster fading.
If you are extremely fair it is advised to get a base tan in the tanning beds. You will want to do this a couple months prior to your competition. Do not tan 2 weeks before the competition as you risk burning and peeling skin is a disaster for your competition color. We will likely get you dark enough for the stage lights.
The products we use produce a very natural bronze color.
DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) is a colorless natural chemical (it is derived from glycerin, a three carbon sugar) that interacts with the amino acids in the dead skin cells (Stratum Corneum Layer) to produce a brown color change. DHA is not absorbed into the body and it has no known toxicity. It was first discovered by the Germans in the late 1920’s when DHA spilled on the skin produced a brown color. DHA has been listed with the FDA since 1973, and has been used in cosmetic preparations for over 30 years.
What is spray on tanning?
Spray on tanning is a process of applying self tanning products. It will produce a more even natural looking tan. With the use of DHA based solutions, the color can be customized to ones skin type.