Should I moisturize before I do 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 2 hours prior to self tanning and 4 to 6 hours after.
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 by providing subtle bronzers.
How long should I wait after my Sunless session before I 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. There is an accelerator / enhancer additive that cuts the developing time in half. And is "insurance" for a perfect tan.
Can I work out after a Sunless session?
It is best to wait about 6 hours after your Sunless session before partaking in any strenuous activities that may cause perspiration. This will give the DHA time to fully.
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 4-7 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?
Yes! Since Sunless tanning is UV-Free, you are welcome to tan either before or after completing a Mystic Tan Sunless session.
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.
How do I apply Barrier Cream correctly?
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 do I need to wear sunscreen even 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.
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Why do some self tanners make me turn orange?
Self Tanners & Spray Tans have come a VERY long way since their beginning. Traditional self tanners relied solely on DHA to create a temporary "tan". Too much DHA (DHA over saturation) can cause skin to react & turn orange.
NOW many self tanners include Erythrulose, a similar type ingredient that delivers a more golden color to the skin, whereas DHA tends to be more red/orange. The use of these two self tanning ingredients together & with the right balance allows for a more golden-brown hue and a more natural looking "tan". Erythrulose takes longer to react than DHA, allowing for longer lasting sunless color.
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 dark, loose fitting clothing for after your session. Your Sunless session will last less than sixty seconds plus dry time for the application and a total of 10 to 15 minutes with prep and post preparation.
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