Get that gorgeous beach tan in the comfort of your own home this summer with Caribbean Tan.

Caribbean Tan products are quick drying and give a natural bronzed look that can last for 5 to days with the proper maintenance. It also allows you to choose the right product for your skin type, ensuring that you get a natural looking tan for your skin and eliminates the risk of turning orange, a common complaint for users of self-tan products.  
It is a quick alternative to the harmful effects of the sun and sun beds.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DOSE  THE TAN  WORK ON MY SKIN

Caribian tan contains an active ingredients called Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), that causes a chemical reaction with the amino acids on the top layer of your skin leaving you with a bronzed taned look without UVA and UVB damage

HOW LONG DOSE THE TAN LAST

The tan usually lasts between 4 � 10 days   The way the tan fades and the length of time it lasts is dependent on how each person naturally loses his or her skin. In drier climates such as Johannesburg, skin is shed faster and this is why regular moisturizing is essential to prolong the duration of the tan.

WHAT CAN I DO TO KEEP MY TAN AS LONG AS POSSIBLE

Exfoliation causes cell turnover which in turn will encourage the skin to lose its color faster. 

Avoid long soaking baths, a warm shower is a better alternative.

Keep your skin well hydrated by moisturizing day and night (Note: Lotions containing Alpha Hydroxyl Acids are used to increase exfoliation; therefore their use will accelerate the fading process of your tan.

Things to avoid 5 hours after tan application

NOT wash your hands or wear tight clothing.

NOT exercise. Perspiring immediately after tanning alters the chemical reaction of the  Sun Spray.

NOT swim or immerse yourself in water.

NOT apply moisturizer.

NOT wear shoes or socks after your tanning session if your feet sweat. The sweat can turn your feet yellow or orange - sandals are a good choice.



can I bath or shower after the tan?


Wait at least 8 hours after your tanning application before showering or bathing.
You need to allow enough time for the reaction to take place - the longer the better.
DO NOT be alarmed if you see color washing off the first time you shower as this is just the surface color application.

Your skin will continue to tan as the self-tan reaction works on your s

How must I prepare before I come for the tan?

In the morning of your tanning appointment (or the night before) you should exfoliate your entire body.

Exfoliation will remove dead skin that would otherwise flake off and helps to promote even coverage and lengthen the duration of your tan. When you exfoliate, pay particular attention to the lower half of your legs, knees, ankles, top of feet, toes, elbows and knuckles.

You may use an exfoliating lotion, face cloth, scrubbing mitt or loofah. Use a pumice stone on feet if necessary. It is best to shave at least 8 hours before your tanning appointment. Do not apply moisturizer or use any roll-on deodorants until after your post-tanning shower, lotions can act as a barrier and prevent the Sun Spray from contacting with the skin. The same applies to your face and the wearing of make-up.

What must I wear before I come for the tan?

Wear loose fitting clothing, preferably a sun dress, along with sandals to your tanning appointment. Plan to spend about 30 to 40 minutes at the salon. The actual tanning takes about 15-20 minutes but you will need to allow about 10 minutes for drying time. Wear a dark colored costume or garment of your preference. The Sun Spray solution washes out of most clothing very easily, but tends to stain light nylon materials.

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a skin condition where the skin pigments lose their natural color and turn white. We have regular clients that apply the tan in order to hide the effects of vitiligo. The tan will not cure the effects of vitiligo but it will color the white skin in such a manner that you will not notice the vitiligo at all. We can arrange a special package for clients that struggle with the effects of vitiligo, so come and talk to us.

I would like to know if airbrush tanning is safe whilst pregnant?

Although there have been no known side effects reported with the use of the active ingredient DHA, as a precaution we generally do not wish to spray Caribbean Tan on pregnant women. The being said, my wife tanned while she was pregnant with no side effects noted.

Are there any side effects to the tan?

There are no known harmful side effects reported from the use of any of our products, and it is a safe alternative to the harmful effects of tanning in the sun or on a sun bed. In fact all the active ingredients have been FDA (Food and Drug Administration, USA) approved.

A very small percentage of people are allergic to DHA and may break out in red spots. When we see an allergic reaction, we switch the Tanning System to a DHA-free Tanning System. If you have reacted badly to sunless tanning lotions before, please advise us prior to your tanning session, and advise us upon your return. Note that although there have been no known side effects reported with the use of the active ingredient DHA, as a precaution we do not wish to spray Caribbean Tan on pregnant women. If you suspect you may be pregnant, rather cancel your appointment.