Self Tanning

Self Tanning Tips

Home Application Lotion Tips
When using self tanning lotion at home use tight fitting disposable gloves or wash your hands between applications of product to each section of the body. Doing so will help you avoid darkening your palms. Do a test patch 24-48 hours in advance; in some rare cases, some people may be sensitive to DHA (the active ingredient in self-tanners) or possibly other ingredients in the product.

Sunless Spray booth First Application
When using a Sunless Spray booth for the first time, it's a good idea to try one session at least a week or two ahead of you're event. This way if you don't like the results, you have plenty of time to let it fade away. And always follow the operators recommendations. Spray Tanning Safety and DHA

Wax 24 hours in advance / Shave 12 hours in advance. It is not a steadfast rule, but the idea is that you do not want to apply self-tanner to sensitive or irritated skin.

Avoid Deodorant, Perfume or Essential Oils
Avoid deodorant, perfume or essential oils when applying your self-tanner. These ingredients and products can interfere with the self-tanner and affect your desired results.
Exfoliate before you tan, removing dead skin cells will help prevent splotching and uneven coloration.
Moisturize Dry Areas
Apply a light moisturizer to extremely dry areas, such as the elbows, knees and the heels, if needed. This will help slow down the absorption of the self-tanner in these areas and prevent them from getting too dark.

Tan at Night
Tan at night while you sleep! Tanning at night is less disruptive and will not affect your clothing choices or daily routine the next day.

Wear Dark, Loose Fitting Clothing
Avoid wearing tight jeans, socks, leggings, cashmere, light colored suede, silk or any other dry clean only fabric while your self-tan is developing (about 8 hours). If you do choose to self-tan in the morning, wear dark, loose fitting clothing.

Avoid Water
Do not shower, bathe, swim or sweat for at least 6-8 hours after you apply the product, as the water will stop the tan from developing. The longer you allow the product to stay dry and develop, the darker the tan tends to be.

Exfoliate 3–4 Days After
Gently exfoliate about 3 to 4 days after you last applied the self-tanner. Exfoliating away dead skin cells will help the tan fade evenly.

If a bit of the guide color comes off on your sheets or clothes, don't worry, it will not stain. We suggest using OxiClean in the laundry to ensure the guide color comes out completely and your whites stay bright.

Pat Dry
When you shower the next morning after application, it is normal to see the guide color rinse off. You tan will have developed on your skin. Remember to pat your skin dry – do not rub – to avoid the tan coming off prematurely.

Self Tanning Lotions

Australian Gold

Beauty by Earth