Exfoliating with a salt or sugar scrub, or other appropriate product is recommended the day of, or the day before you sunless-tan. (Do not use products containing mineral oil). Exfoliating removes loose, dead, dry skin cells that prevent even application of sunless solution will improve and extend your tanning results. If you spray tan frequent, you only need to exfoliate every 28 days, or if you experience a bronzer build up on certain parts of the body.
Men - For the safety and comfort level of our spray tan artists, we request men to wear shorts or undergarments. In a effort to comply with gender discrimination laws men who request to be spray tanned nude will be accommodated. It is recommended that men wear undergarments that are tight around the leg or thigh to enable an even tan line.
Q. How many hours do I have to wait after my spray tan to take a shower?
A. You can shower 8 hours after your spray tan with the exception of our V.I.P., which is a rapid tan and develops in 1-4 hours.
Q. How long does the tan last?
A. Clients report that the tan typically lasts 5-7 days. This varies according to skin type and life style. (Swimming, sweating, etc. will decrease the length of the tan) The tan will fade like a natural tan. We recommend getting 2 spray tans about 3 days apart if you would like your results to last about 10 - 12 days.
Q. Am I going to have bronze color when I finish my tanning appointment?
A. Yes. You will have the instant satisfaction of a visible bronze color, the bronzer washes off in your first shower.
Q. Can I wear make-up during my tanning appointment and shortly thereafter?
A. It is not recommended to wear foundation during your spray tan appointment as it creates a barrier for the spray tan to penetrate. Eye make up and lipstick is fine.
Q. Will my skin look orange?
A. Absolutely Not.
Q. How safe is spray tanning?
A. Very safe! The formula contains only essential ingredients. The FDA approved dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which penetrates only the top layer of the skin. It does not absorb into the body or bloodstream.
Q. Do I need to exfoliate before my tanning appointment?
A. Yes, a day before or the same day of your appointment.
Q. What kind of the exfoliater should I use?
A. A sugar or salt scrub works great. If you don't have a product, you can use a loofah.
Q. What kind of shower gel should I use to care for my tan?
A. Anything but Dove or Jergens, it tends to fade your tan faster.
Q. Can I shave or wax my legs before tanning?
A. Yes, you can not wax after a spray tan it will take your tan off your skin. Shaving is fine before and after your spray tan.
Q. Can I use moisturizer or deodorant before tanning?
A. Yes & No. You can Moisturize a few hours before your appointment with a water based moisturizer, just do not use any moisturizer that contains mineral oil. No deodorant, you can wipe it off prior to your session. Deodorant will turn your underarms green after your tan but will wash off after your first shower.
Q. What should I wear after my spray tan?
A. After tanning, you should wear loose fitting dark clothing (no jeans), and loose flip flops, with no socks.
Q. Will the spray tan stain my clothes, bed sheets, and/or my car seat?
A. You should wear long, dark pants or skirts (until your first shower) to protect any surface (in case of sweating) that you may come in contact with. (i.e. car seats, bed sheets, sofas, etc.) However, the tan will dry quickly and is water-based so it rarely transfers to clothing or bed sheets. If any color does get transferred, it can be easily washed and will not stain. Lycra or spandex can be stained from the bronzer so avoid wearing the material until after your first shower. It is a good idea to put a towel down on your car seat if you are wearing shorts, the bronzer can come off on the seat.
Q. Does the spray tan dry fast?
A. Yes. You will be dry in no more than 5 minutes. You may feel sticky, and that is the aloe in the product.
Q. Can I work out right after tanning?
A. No. Absolutely Not! After a minimum of 8 hours, take a shower and then you can resume your regular activities.
Q. Does sunless spray tan contain sun screen?
A. No. Your tan will not fully develop for 24 hours. Sunless spray tan is great for people with Rosacea who want to hide pink and red splotches.
Q. Can I Sleep in my spray tan?
A. Yes you can sleep in your spray tan, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you wear long pajama pants and a long sleeved loose fitting shirt. If you don't cover your skin when you sleep you run the risk of touching your body with your hands while you sleep, and it may rub off and smudge.
Q. What is DHA?
A. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the most effective sunless tanning products contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA) as the active ingredient. DHA is a colorless chemical (it is derived from glycerin) that interacts with the amino acids in dead skin cells to produce a brown color change. Since these dead skin cells are constantly being shed, the color change produced by DHA usually lasts about five to seven days. DHA is not absorbed through the skin into the body and it has no known toxicity. DHA 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 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 1973, and has been used in cosmetic preparations for almost 30 years.
Women - What you wear or don’t wear is completely up to you and your comfort level! You can either wear a swimsuit or undergarments, or you can get sprayed nude.
Our proprietary Sun Zero Solution delivers a flawless tan, with a perfect mahogany color for all skin types. Your spray tanning service will take approximately 15 minutes for a professional spray tan artist to apply your tan. One spray tan should last between 5-7 days, and two Spray Tans within a 3 day period can last up to 10 days. All Rockstar Spray Tan Artists are professionally trained, and certified.