Sunless Solar Shower FAQ's
What is a Spray-On Tan?
It’s a new way of applying sunless tanning solution to your body.  
It combines the latest advances in sunless tanning products with
state-of-the-art misting technology.

What’s in it?
All the components in the Solar Shower solution can be found in
high-end cosmetic products.  The key components are:
Bronzer  -  basically food coloring.
DHA  -  dihydroxyacetone, the active ingredient in most sunless
tanning products.
Moisturizer  -  we believe we have the finest moisturizer on the
market, just ask our customers.  It contains 25% aloe vera, Vitamin E, alpha hydroxy acids, beta
hydroxy acids and collagen amino acids.

What does the tan look like?
The initial tan, which you observe in seconds, is a deep, dark brown.  
It is often referred to as a Jamaican tan.  The initial color is from the
bronzer and will wash off with your first bath or shower.  The DHA
tan, which peaks after 12 to 24 hours, is a golden-brown color.

How long does it take?
The misting process takes about 6 seconds, followed by a 60 second
rubbing in of the solution.  You then towel buff (less than a minute)
and you’re done.  Most customers are in-and-out of the Solar Shower tanning room in 5 to 7
minutes.

How long will it last?
Typically, the tan will last 7 to 10 days after one session depending
on how the client takes care of their skin.  There are after tan products that will help to extend the
tan.
The bronzer gives you instant color.  The tan intensifies over 12 to 24
hours.  Most of the bronzer washes off with your first bath or shower,
but the DHA tan remains.  The DHA tan begins to fade after about
24 to 48 hours, but you can also extend the tan by doing another
session within 3 to 5 days after the first session.

How often do I need to  use the Solar Shower?
That’s up to you.  Once a week will give you color.  Twice a week
gets you quite dark.  Some people want to be very dark and do it even more often.
We recommend one or two times your first week to get a base
tan and once or twice a week after that, depending on your preference.

Will I turn orange or streak?
No, you shouldn’t.  The Solar Shower tan is the most advanced
sunless-tanning method on the market.  Sunless tanning has come a
long way from those old QT days.

Is it Safe?
The Solar Shower is a cosmetic.  It uses the same basic sunless
tanning components as the products being promoted as a smart
alternative to UV-exposure.  The main unique feature of this tan is the way it is applied —  an
automated misting process

May I go twice in a row?
Yes, but we don’t recommend it, especially for your first time.  While
you do get much darker, you increase your chance of having a
cosmetic problem.  Experienced Solar Shower tanners sometimes do
back-to-back tanning sessions, but again, we don’t recommend it.  At
least wait a few hours between sessions.

What about allergic reactions?
If you have hypersensitive skin, or are allergic to sunless-tanning
products, please proceed with caution.  You should check with your
physician prior to using this or any other sunless tanning product.  We
have had very few reports of reactions of any sort, but let’s play it safe.

What if I breathe it?
There is nothing in the mist that should cause problems if you
breathe it and because the Solar Shower is a pump system instead of
using compressed air, there is no need to hold your breath during the
misting process.

What if it gets in my eyes?
We recommend that you close your eyes during the misting process,
especially since that will result in your eyelids getting tanned.  How-  ever, we have not had any
significant issues related to eye irritation.

What about my hair?
Hair nets (shower caps) are provided, but are optional. The mist
beads up on the hair, but is not absorbed into hair, nor does it discolor hair.

Does it have the starchy odor of other sunless tanners?
The starchy odor often associated with sunless tanning is due to
DHA reacting with your skin.  Some people’s bodies seem to absorb a
starchy odor and other people seem to shed it.  Unfortunately, the
odor may be observed in this case since we use DHA just like other sunless tanning products.  

Will it transfer to my clothes?
As with any other colored cosmetic, this product has the potential to
transfer to clothing.  While this occasional transfer is a nuisance, most
of our customers have learned how to deal with it.  In the vast majority
of cases, transferred color washes right out.  More stubborn cases
may require dry cleaning.

Is towel buffing really important?  Will it remove my tan?
Towel buffing is critically important and no, it does not remove the
tan.  The buffing spreads around the excess solution on the body,
particularly the beads of solution of the hair follicles.  It results in a
more uniform tan,  being analogous to buffing a car after waxing or
shoes after shining.  The little that is left on the towel is what would
have otherwise transferred to your clothing
What comments do you get from other customers?
There are certain comments we hear over and over.  Here are a few?
“Everyone wanted to know where I had been.”                        
“I got so many compliments.”             “I was so dark.”
“They thought it was real.”             “I don’t have to wear make-up.”

For best tanning results follow these guidelines:

*It is very important to keep the skin dry at least for 6 hours
after the misting process.  Wait 6 or MORE hours before
showering, swimming, sweating, applying lotion or liquid make-up.  If you don’t, you risk looking
streaky or blotchy.  On rainy days, wear long sleeves, long pants/skirt.  Use an umbrella.  If you
shower at 6 hours, the tan may look less intense.  Waiting until the next day usually works the best
for most people.

*Wear dark, loose-fitting clothes when you come in to tan and until you shower off the bronzer.

*It is best to exfoliate and apply a moisturizer before coming in to tan, especially if you have misted
3-4 days ago or you have flaky skin.  Callous areas should have moisturizers
applied prior to coming in to tan and barrier lotion (provided here) applied just before the misting
process.

*Any areas that come out darker can be blended by scrubbing gently with a soapy loofah sponge,
exfoliation glove, or pumice stone.  All must be wet and soapy.  Lava soap or rubbing alcohol may
also be used.

*It is normal to see bronzer (brown color) wash off with your first shower or bath.  Your tan will
remain and intensify up to 24 hours after the misting process, then gradually fade over the next 3 to
5 days, up to a week for some people.

*Every customer has different skin color and skin type,
therefore, results may vary.

*Please call us if you have any questions.

*Enjoy your healthy tan!
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