Frequently asked questions
Why is a Gradual Tan Better?
If you consider yourself a self-tanner novice, starting out with gradual formula is your way to go. These will allow you to slowly build up your color to your desired shade rather than leaving you with an instant tan that could end up being too intense for your skin tone. Plus, gradual tanners tend to be formulated as lotions and creams, which will provide extra hydration benefits.
How Sunless Tanning Work?
Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, is the main ingredient in tanning products and bronzing lotions. Naturally derived from sugar cane, it creates color when it comes in contact with the amino acids found in your skin’s surface cells.
The resulting tan typically takes a few hours to fully develop and can last for several days as the dead skin cells naturally slough off.
It's important to note that DHA only affects the surface of your skin and does not penetrate or have any long-term effects on the deeper layers. This makes it a safe and temporary solution for achieving a tan without the need for sun exposure.
How Soon After Applying Sunkissed Can I Shower?
For the best results, we recommend that you apply at night before bed or in the morning after you shower. This way your allow your tan to develop for the recommended 8 hours.
How Long Will My Tan Last?
Depending on the tone that you select, the tan can last on average 1 week.
Why is Sunkissed a Better Option Than Sun Tanning?
Gradual self-tanners are generally considered a safer alternative to traditional tanning methods, as they eliminate the need for prolonged sun exposure, which can lead to skin damage and increase the risk of skin cancer.