Sunless FAQs

Sunless FAQs:
  • SUNLESS TANNING FAQs
  • How do I prepare for my session/appointment?
    Arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment to check-in. 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. Bring a bathing suit or undergarments to wear. However, some customers opt to tan nude. The Mystic session lasts about 58 seconds plus dry time for the application and around 10 minutes total with prep and post preparation.
  • How long should I wait until I can shower?
    It is best to wait at least 6 hours after the sunless tan application before you shower to give the DHA time to fully react with skin proteins. We suggest 12+ hours for best results.
  • Can I work out after my sunless tanning session?
    It is best to wait about 6 hours after your sunless tanning session before partaking in any strenuous activites 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 long will my 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 5-7 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 4 to 5 days as the skin naturally begins to exfoliate.
  • How do I apply barrier cream properly?
    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.
  • Why is keeping my skin moisturized essential to maintain great sunless results?
    It is important to keep skin moisturized after your sunless tanning 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.
  • Should I moisturize before hand?
    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.  A moisturizer applied immediately after your session could cause streaking and also interfere with the reaction of DHA.
  • Will the sunless solution 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 tanning session. The Cosmetic tint is water-soluble. Therefore, in most cases, the color will come out of clothing in the wash.
  • Can I combine a sunless tanning session in addition to a tanning bed?
    Absolutely! In fact, sunless tanning results are phenomenal over a nice base tan. If you want to combine both applications in a single visit, we recommend tanning in a bed first and then sunless tanning session.
  • Why do I need to wear sunscreen outside 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.