FAQS About Self Tanners

Self-tanners are not to be confused with indoor tanning lotions, sun tanning oils, moisturizers, or spray tan emulsions. Instead, self-tanners are cosmetic products that you can purchase at any local tanning salon or department store for your personal tanning needs. 

They can be applied right in the comfort of your very own home, making them a popular go-to solution for a last minute tan. Sunless tanners and bronzers are the most common and frequently used self-tan products on the market, both of which come highly-recommended for their terrific qualities and outstanding results.

If you are thinking about trying self-tanner but you are hesitant because you are unsure what to expect, you are not alone. Continue reading to review some of the most frequently asked questions about self-tanning products and learn more about the process.

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Sunless Tanning Broad Ripple – Indianapolis IN 317-257-8262

Frequently Asked Questions About Self-Tanners

How Do Self-Tanners Work?

Sunless tanners and bronzers both achieve the same result, but in a different way. Sunless tanning products retain chemicals like DHA (dihydroxyacetone) that interact with the proteins and amino acids on the surface of your skin, which semi-permanently darken the pigment. They do not wash off right away, but eventually fade over time. Bronzers, on the other hand, are not semi-permanent, and wash off much like blush or tinted moisturizer.

Where Can I Buy Self-Tanners?

These products can be purchased at any local tanning salon, convenient store, beauty store, drug store, or department store. They can also be purchased online, but if you choose this avenue, be sure to go through a trusted vendor.

How Much Do Self-Tanning Products Cost?

There are several different brands and qualities of self-tanners, so the price for them will vary depending on the product you choose. Higher quality products will be more expensive, and larger quantities will cost more than smaller bottles. With so many on the market, there is a self-tanner for every budget.

Are There Alternatives to Using a Self-Tanner?

One the most effective and safe alternatives is automatic spray tanning. It is a more professional version of self-tanning, but applied using advanced technology, equipment, and professional-grade products. There are booths that automatically disperse the coloring agent, and there are booths that are operated by a spray tanning specialist. Spray tans are semi-permanent and tend to last 7 to 10 days, depending on the level of color and other similar factors.

Are you ready to get your Fall season complexion glow started with some affordable and effective sunless tanning near you? Visit Broad Ripple Tans at 317-257-8262 to take full advantage of our luxury automatic spray tanning beds in Indianapolis, Indiana.  We offer tanning coupons and discounts, year-round!

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Indianapolis Tanning Salon 317-257-8262

Recommended Self Tanners for 2016

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Indianapolis Tanning Products 317-257-8262

Using self-tanner comes with certain challenges, including the arduous preparation, DHA smells, application process, wait times, water anxiety, and the careful selection of bedtime attire. But when you choose the right self-tanner for your particular skin tone and color goals, many of these challenges can be appeased or even avoided entirely. But with so many products to choose from, deciding which self-tanner is right for you can be nothing less than overwhelming, even for the most experienced self-tanning enthusiast. Continue reading for some recommended self-tanners currently
on the market today.

St. Tropez® Self Tan Bronzing Mousse

This great-smelling, light-weight self-tanner is perfect for that last minute weekend trip or upcoming holiday vacation. It instantly delivers a streak-free, natural looking tan that dries before your eyes!

1.6 FL oz. = $18
4 FL oz. = $22

Fake Bake Flawless® Self Tan Liquid

For those looking for a little more coverage or a darker color, this streak-free self-tanning liquid is a perfect match. It delivers an intense and longer-lasting luxurious golden bronze color for all skin tones.

6 FL oz. = $28

Xen-Tan® Dark Lotion

For intense and natural looking olive tones, this luxurious tanning lotion is the one. This great smelling self-tanning lotion will deliver a flawless and streak free tan that lasts up to seven days.

236 mL = $25

L’Oreal® Sublime Glow

For those with olive or medium skin who are looking to simply maintain or enhance their natural skin tone, this daily moisturizer is the perfect choice. As a daily moisturizer and natural skin tone enhancer in one, it delivers a beautiful natural looking glow when applied regularly.

8 FL oz. = $10

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Broad Ripple Tans

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Call Broad Ripple Tans at 317-257-8262 you are looking for in Indianapolis tanning salon that has everything you need to achieve a beautiful natural looking glow affordable price. We offer a wide range of tanning products, services, and packages, including tanning discounts and selection of tanning beds. We also specialize in airbrush spray tanning services. Call 317-257-8262 to ask about our tanning bed prices in Indianapolis, Indiana today.

How to Make a Spray Tan Last Longer

Spray tans are a fabulous and enjoyable way to get that summer glow all year round, and without harmful UV-ray exposure. But for some, spray tans are short-lived. This is because it takes some genuine before-and-after care to ensure you get long-lasting color from your spray tan. If you are a lover of spray tanning, then it is in your best interest to learn how to make them last longer! Continue reading for helpful tips to extend the life of your sunless color.

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Broad Ripple Spray Tanning 317-257-8262

Before Spray Tanning

The process to achieving a long-lasting faux tan starts before your spray tanning appointment. Skin care is vital to the outcome of your spray tan. Routine cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing are key elements to beautiful healthy skin. If your skin is not healthy, it will not respond well to spray tanning. Improper or negligent skin care will result in streaky, uneven color that quickly fades. Aside from everyday skin care, it is important to do a few things before your spray tan session to help promote lasting color. Here are some tips to go by:

• Exfoliate your skin every day for three days prior to your appointment.

• Get all waxing appointments in at least 24 hours before your appointment. This will prevent an unappealing dark pore look.

• Shower 8 hours before your appointment, and not RIGHT before it. The skin needs to settle and get its natural pH balance restored for a spray tan to do its best on your skin.

• Do not use heavy body lotions on the day of your spray tan.

• Wear loose fitting clothing (the least fabric-to-skin contact clothing possible) and shoes to prevent post-tanning lines and streaking. Perfect ensemble: Loose t-shirt dress and flip-flops.

• Do not wear deodorant or foundation. It will cause white spots and uneven color.

After Spray Tanning

Once you have completed your spray tan appointment, there are important steps to take afterwards to ensure you get the best results possible, and that last. Small mistakes can mean the difference between a flawless color scheme and a streaky, splotchy look. Use these tips to get the best results from your spray tanning session:

• Wear the paper panties provided by the salon for at least 3-4 hours. Regular panties will give you lines.

• Ask the tanning technician to give you DETAILED instructions for post-spray tanning. Every spray tan is different depending on the preferences of the client and their skin type. One type of tan may call for an immediate shower, whereas another might wash away that soon.

• Be sure to shower properly. Avoid steamy hot showers and use lukewarm water instead. And do not use body washes or gels that leave a residue on your skin, like the ones that “deeply moisturize” or provide aroma therapy. Use basic, natural products. (i.e. Method Pure Naked Body Wash®, 18 oz. – $6)

• Moisturize properly. Moisturizing is one of the key elements to maintaining and extending your spray tan, but the wrong moisturizer will do more harm than good. Avoid oil-based lotions, as these will cause your color to slip right off. Instead, opt for basic, unscented oil-free lotion. (i.e. Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion®, 16 oz. – $12)

• Use backup tanning products for your face and hands. This is because these are the areas that tend to fade first due to excessive washing. Invest is a high-quality self-tanning product for the face, and use it likewise on your hands. Face tanners are lighter in color, so you can still achieve an even look when using them on your hands too. Just wipe away nails, palms, and cuticles to avoid discoloration.

• Steer clear of excessive sweating for 5 to 10 days. This includes exercise, sun bathing, and anything else that makes you sweat. For those who cannot avoid gym time (understandably), there are products you can use to help reduce the effects of sweat on your spray tan. (i.e. St. Tropez Gradual In-Shower Tanning Lotion®, 6 oz. – $25)

• Exfoliate every few days with a gentle exfoliating product. This will ensure the tan fades evenly and doesn’t build up in certain areas. Opt for a gentle formula, steering clear of oatmeal and salt scrubs.

Broad Ripple Tans

Call Broad Ripple Tans at 317-257-8262 for spray tanning services in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are a luxury tanning salon located conveniently around the corner from Broad Ripple Village. We offer a wide range of competitively-prices spray tanning packages and ala carte sessions, as well as, top-shelf tanning products, tanning beds, and more! Get the spray tan you’ve been looking for with the help of our highly trained and experienced tanning technicians. Call 317-257-8262 to schedule an appointment today!

Indianapolis Tanning Salon 317-257-8262
Indianapolis Tanning Salon 317-257-8262