Indoor Tanning

Indoor Tanning

Get the best results from your sunless tan!

Orange palms, streaks, uneven fading, and unnatural results may be terms you think of when you hear the words "sunless tanning." You may have even tried self-tanning before and were not pleased with the results. With more advanced self-tanning formulas on the market and these easy to follow tips, you can have the beautiful tan of your dreams without stepping foot onto a beach.

Tanning tips:

  • To ensure even coverage, some skin prep is required. Before you use self-tanner, make sure that you shave your legs the day before tanning. You will also need to exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells. This will allow you to easily apply your self-tanning lotion or spray evenly, and your tan will fade naturally and evenly from head to toe.

  • Next, it is important to select the right product for your skin. All self-tanners are not created equally. If you have fair skin, look for a product designed for fair skin that you allow you to build up your tan for a more natural look. There are also products designed for those with medium and darker skin tones, as well as specialty tanners designed for the delicate skin on your face. When choosing from self-tanners, you can select from lotions, sprays, gels, and even towelettes.

  • Once you have your perfect product, begin applying it evenly to your skin, rubbing it in using circular motions. You may want to use specialty self-tanning gloves that protect your hands, or you can simply wash your hands every few minutes during the application process to prevent staining your palms. If using gloves, make sure that you also cover the back of your hands before you're finished.

  • Areas of your body like your knees, elbows, and ankles may often absorb too much tanner, leaving you with dark blotches. To prevent this from occurring, simply apply lotion to these areas immediately after tanning. You can also blend in the tan on your hands and feet using your everyday lotion to ensure the most natural results. If you miss a spot, don't worry — simply dip a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply to the darker areas after your tan has developed to fade dark spots.

  • Wait until your skin is completely dry before getting dressed to prevent staining your clothing. If your skin feels sticky after the tanner has tried, use a body puff to lightly apply bath powder. It is also best to avoid showering, bathing, swimming, or working up a sweat for a minimum of 4 hours to prevent streaking and uneven tanning.

  • Moisturizing is essential for a lasting tan. A tanning moisturizer should be applied daily to maintain your sunless tan and help it fade evenly. It is also best to avoid exfoliating in order to keep your tan looking bronze and beautiful for days to come.

  • By performing these simple steps, you'll be on your way to an amazing tan that no one will ever suspect came from a bottle.