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How do I prepare for my Versa Spa sunless session?

Here are some really good hints!  It's important to arrive showered, shaven, free of make-up, perfume, oil, body sprays, deodorant and moisturizer for optimal results. Bring loose, dark fitting clothing for after your session. Your Versa Spa session will take about 20 minutes which includes dry time. Talk to our Tan Club staff for more helpful hints.

Should I moisturize before I do a Versa Spa session?

It's important to use moisturizer every day to keep your skin hydrated and healthy, which will contribute to a more even, natural looking sunless tan. We recommend NOT to apply moisturizers 2 hours prior to a Versa Spa tanning session and 4 to 6 hours after.  We have some great products to enhance your tan.

Why is moisturizing essential to maintain great sunless results?

We have always heard that dry, flaky skin will slough that means that color will fade. Sunless tan-extending products with a light self-tanning bronzer helps hydrate skin and maintain even, natural looking color longer by providing subtle bronzers. Check out our products...we have some great ones!

When can I shower after my Versa Spa session?

We suggest that you wait at least 4 hours after the application or 8 hours for optimal results.  Showering sooner may diminish the intensity of the tan. If you use the Cosmetic Bronzer, the instant color will wash off in the shower, but the color produced by the DHA will remain. 

What about exercising after my Versa Spa session?

It is best to wait about 6 hours after your sunless session before any strenuous activities that may cause perspiration. This will give the DHA time to fully react with skin proteins as well as prevent streaking that could result from excessive perspiration.

How many days will a Versa Spa tan last?

The longevity of a sunless tan depends on the skin's natural exfoliation process and how your take care of your sunless tan after the application. Normally, a sunless tan will last 4-7 days.

How frequently do you recommend coming in for a Versa Spa session? 

The frequency of sunless tanning depends on your skin cell turn over and preference of color intensity. Our Sunless Membership allows you to tan 5 times per you can keep your tan!

Can I do a Versa Spa session in addition to a tanning bed?

Yes of course and lots of customers do it! Since sunless tanning is UV-Free, you are welcome to tan either before or after completing a Versa Spa session. Check our pricing and membership packages and give it a try.  We have robes you can use to change rooms.  We simply call it a Cocktail and customers love it!

Will the solution from the Versa Spa come off on my clothes?

Some of the bronze "cosmetic tint" color may rub off on clothing or bed sheets. This is most likely to happen when you get dressed immediately after tanning. To minimize the chance of the tint transferring to clothing, we suggest that you wear loose-fitting, darker clothes after your session. The cosmetic tint is water-soluble which most cases, the color will come out of clothing in the wash.

What is Barrier Cream and how is it used?

Barrier Cream is applied as a protective barrier to prevent unwanted color on the porous areas such as hands, feet, nails and cuticles. You should dispense a generous amount of Barrier Cream onto your hands and apply an even coating to the palms of the hands, in-between the fingers, tips of fingers, covering nails and around the cuticles. Also apply a generous layer of Barrier Cream to the top of feet, in-between the toes, covering toenails and cuticles.  We have Barrier Cream in the Versa Spa Pro Room for you to use.

Do I need to wear sunscreen even if I have a sunless tan?

Although you may feel and look like you a real tan, a sunless tan is only the temporary appearance of a tan and therefore provides your skin with no real sunburn protection. It is absolutely necessary you wear a sunscreen when outdoors to protect your skin from burning.