How To Spray Tan

Frequently Asked Questions

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).

On 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.

Prepare your skin for darker, more even color and apply California Tan Color Maximizing Primer immediately before your Sunless session. Immediately after your Sunless session, apply California Tan After Sunless Powder.

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 up to 7 days depending on the formulation you choose and the condition of your skin.  Apply California Tan’s Tan Extender with Bronzers after showering daily to prolong the life of your Sunless tan.

Will my spray tan look natural?
YES! The advanced technology currently used in sunless tanning solutions is designed to ensure a natural, bronze tan. Your Tanning Professional can help you select the proper level of tanning solution to best match your skin tone.