SUNLESS FAQs

Are there any guidelines I should follow during my Sunless session?

The FDA recommends that you wear eye protection, nose filters, lip balm and protective undergarments during your Sunless session.

How do I prepare for my Sunless session?

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 approximately 10 to 15 minutes with prep and post preparation.

Should I moisturize before a Sunless session?

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 after exfoliating prior to the session and NOT to moisturize until after your post session shower (8 hours)

Why is keeping skin moisturized essential to maintain great Sunless results?

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.

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

It is best to wait at least 8 hours after the sunless tan application before you shower to give the DHA time to fully react with skin proteins.

Can I work out after a Sunless session?

It is best to wait about 8 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 5-7 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 and Erythrulose 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 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 3-4 days to keep color fresh, while others may need to apply only once every 7-10 days.

Can I do a Sunless session in addition to a tanning bed?

Absolutely! In fact, we recommend it. Sunless tanning results are phenomenal over a nice base tan. It is the best way to obtain a fast, instant and natural tan. At The Tanning Zone we refer to this process as a “Double Dip.” Please ask our Tanning Professional for details on our Double Dip process.

Will the solution from the 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.

Will my skin look orange or streaky after a Sunless session?

Our Sunless equipment has three different solutions made specifically to suit a wide range of client skin tones. It is important to pick the formula that is right for you. If it is too dark for your skin tone you are more likely to be unsatisfied with the results. Our solution is also made with natural ingredients to keep your skin nourished and help it absorb the solution for even and natural color. All of our Tanning Professionals are trained to help you select the right solution to achieve the most natural tan possible.

Also, be sure to prepare for your session with proper moisturizing and exfoliation and to wait at least 8 hours before showering. Following all prep and post session instructions, in combination with our equipment’s revolutionary airbrush technology will ensure that your sunless tanning coverage is even, smooth, and perfect every time.