Simply Sunless's Spray Tan Tips/Myths

Common Spray Problems Addressed and Solved

May 4, 2015

​1. Streaky/Runny-looking Tan after spray tan development:What happened here is that water (tears) got on the spray tan before the DHA had time to properly set, resulting in an uneven tan and internet fame. The Fix: Wait recommended time before exposing skin to moisture to allow proper tan development!2. Sprayed, but no tan develops:If you sprayed and no tan appeared after waiting the correct amount of time then there was something on the skin acting as a barrier. These could be heavy soaps, moisturizers, perfumes, and even exfoliant residue.The Fix: Exfoliate prior to getting your spray tan. Work from the top of your body down so that you aren't getting soap or residue on a part of your body that you've already cleaned and exfoliated. And make sure you don't spray perfume on until after your tan has had time to set! This will improve your spray tan and your before/after selfies!  Fun Fact: The first "selfie"ever taken was in 1839 by Robert Cornelius.3. Client touched something,...

5 Spray Tanning Myths

May 4, 2015

​Myth #1: A Spray Tan Looks UnnaturalThis is by far the most pervasive myth about spray tanning, and the worst part about it is that it was once true—making it that much harder to put this myth to bed. Because a spray tan solution needs to be formulated correctly to give a realistic looking tan, and because solutions can be applied by people who are less than unqualified, there are a lot of varying results. As the saying goes, “One bad egg can spoil the bunch,” and with spray tanning this is very true—the worst spray tans are the ones that usually get the most publicity. The best way to get the most natural looking tan is to see a professional and use the proper solution tone, meaning don't ask for the darkest tan if you have porcelain skin.Click Here to look at our Photo GalleryMyth #2: A Spray Tan Can Prevent Sun BurnsThis is one of the most dangerous myths regarding spray tanning—falling just short of, “A spray tan can prevent a bear attack.”A spray tan cannot...

Can Men Spray Tan? YES!

May 4, 2015

Spray tanning isn't just for women. Most men get spray tans for the same reason women do: because they want to look more in shape for vacations and holidays, healthier for weddings or family portraits, cruises and beach parties. Some use it to even out their skin tone in the winter or look younger (kind of like hiding your grays) on first dates. Here are two frequently asked questions regarding men tanning: Is preparation different than a woman?Spray tanning a man is no different than the techniques used for spray tanning a woman with a few key exceptions: 1. If a man has heavy chest hair/leg hair/etc. then the spray tan solution will not reach those areas as easily--this won’t be a problem if he isn't planning on shaving his legs/chest because you won’t be able to see the less tanned portions of his skin anyways. 2. Facial hair: if a man has a beard, mustache, or any other type of facial hair make sure that, if he is going to shave it soon, he shave it off BEFORE his spray...

HOW TO: Properly Exfoliate

March 31, 2014

​How do you properly exfoliate?With a sea salt or sugar-based scrub and a wash cloth. You can purchase the Norvell Intensive Detoxifying Salt Scrub or Norvell Renewing Sunless Exfoliator from Simply Sunless. (Both can be seen below)DO NOT use exfoliating gel body washes and a loofa. That will leave a residue and not properly exfoliate your skin. The residue will cause a barrier between your skin and the tan, and give you an uneven result. Un-exfoliated skin cells will overdevelop the tan and cause darkening of the area, and also give you an uneven result.Watch this video for great tips on properly exfoliating your skin before you tan.Click HereCourtesy of Eclipse Airbrush Tanning)