It’s no secret that the Sun’s UV rays can adversely affect the skin. And, after health experts attributed a correlation between UV exposure and skin cancer in the 1960’s, the popularity of sunless tanning has skyrocketed. Sunless tanning is a better way to achieve your desired sun-lit tone while avoiding prolonged exposure to harmful UV rays. If you’re deciding between prolonged exposure to the sun or time in the tanning booth, choose our safer option for that perfectly bronzed glow. Your skin will darken within 4 to 6 hours following treatment, reaching your coloration goal within 24 hours.
Sunless tanning refers to a process in which the product attaches to skin cells and fades along with your natural rate of exfoliation, the same way a natural tan from the sun does. Our sunless tanning products use DHA, a sugar that is very safely applied—the FDA simply recommends taking protective measures to prevent contact with eyes or ingestion. The DHA works with proteins in the outer layer of skin to darken their color. It is by-far the safest method of achieving a natural, bronze glow.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does sunless tanning process work?
Experienced technicians apply a formulated spray evenly around the entire body and, within 4 to 6 hours, you have a perfectly adhered tan that lasts effectively for up to 7 days. After the spray you will be able to immediately redress and resume normal activities. Only a few restrictions to activity (in order to preserve proper aesthetic) will be discussed with guests during their visit.
How can I prepare for my treatment?
The best ways to prepare for an application of sunless tanner are shaving 24 to 48 hours before your visit and abstaining from wearing make-up on the day of treatment. It also helps to exfoliate on the day-of to ensure the product is being applied to the freshest layer of skin cells, so that your new, fresh glow lasts as long as possible.
Will my skin look orange?
Orange skin only happens when people improperly apply sunless tanner products. Our staff is expertly equipped with top-of-the-line product to provide a natural, bronze tan.
What are the benefits of sunless tanning?
The primary benefit of sunless tanning is that it is a safe alternative to tanning outside in UV light, since UVs damage the skin. Indeed, sunless tanning is most physician’s preferred alternative to UV light tanning. It also offers guests easy access to a desired full-body aesthetic, something that is often harder to achieve with UV tanning.
Does sunless tanning hurt?
Application of our sunless tanning treatment is completely painless! But, remember to continue using sunscreen with an SPF 30 or more, along with the tanner, if spending time in the sun.
How long does sunless tanning last?
Each application of our sunless tanning agent will effectively last up to 7 days. Exfoliating the skin with a skin-care product will speed up the color-loss process, but is not recommended.
Where can I receive this treatment?
Sunless tanning is available at both our Visalia or San Luis Obispo locations.