FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why use TANNED products. What makes them so good?
TANNED is a range made for us all. We believe in health. We believe not in vanity, but in self-confidence. We believe that what is for her, is for him. What is for them, is for you. We are unisex. We are TANNED. We are as natural as we can be and still work.
Our natural looking tanning products are made with love, for you.
What is Dihydroxyacetone or DHA?
Dihydroxyacetone is the active ingredient in self-tanning products.
It is a sugar molecule that reacts to the amino acids on the surface of the skin.
The level of DHA controls how dark and natural the colour looks.
Is DHA safe for our skin?
The actual levels of DHA are low on OTC products therefore are considered safe, non-toxic and not carcinogenic.
DHA works by interacting with the protein of the skin cells in the top layer of your skin, where the skin cells are dead.
As your skin is constantly renewing itself, the fake tan fades as the skin cells are shed.
What side effects are there with tanning products?
As with any skin cream, mousse or sprays it is advisable to carry out a patch test before applying all over your body. Side effects may occur in sensitive individuals and result in irritation, dermatitis & drying of skin. It is not recommended for asthmatics to use tanning sprays without wearing face masks.
What is the difference between self-tanning mousse, creams & gradual tanning creams?
Self - tanning mousses and creams dry in seconds to reveal a natural looking tan. They need to be washed off at a time indicated in the directions for each product and for the desired colour you are wanting. You can choose a quite light, real medium or super dark tan. Our TANNED Gradual Tanning Cream may be used to moisturise and add a tan to your skin. Use daily to keep your tan from fading. Maybe used in conjunction with TANNED tanning mousses, creams and creams.
How do we apply TANNED products?
Please refer to the “How to use me” on the actual product label. Ideally use your favourite coloured TANNED body or face application mitt.
Which product can I use for my face?
TANNED Face Tanning Milk. A gradual tanning milk designed to get a little darker the longer you leave it on. Maybe re-applied daily.
TANNED Clear & Clean Tanning Gel is specifically designed to be used by anyone preferring a tanning gel and is ideal for the face.
Other TANNED products can be used on the face however we recommend a patch test before applying. When applying product to your face, please make sure that your skin has been gently exfoliated prior, is clean (free from any other product) and is completely dry.
Are any products tattoo friendly?
TANNED Clear & Clean Tanning Gel is specifically designed to be used by anyone preferring a tanning gel. It is tattoo friendly and will leave no transfer colour on your clothes.
How long will my tan last?
It should last between 5 - 7 days and with good preparation and moisturising, it can last even longer.
Which product is best for me?
Skin tones vary and the condition and preparation of your skin play an important part. Do a patch test first &/or start with a medium tanning product. You can always put more on to go darker.
What causes a tan to go orange on my skin?
Several factors may be the cause including the pH balance of your skin, too much tanning solution used, solution left on for too long or DHA levels too high for your skin type.
Can I use TANNED if I am pregnant?
DHA affects the top layer of the skin and shouldn't have any harmful effects while pregnant. If you’re unsure check with your doctor first. Do not apply to the breast area if breastfeeding as a precaution. It would be advised to do a patch test on your skin as hormone levels can fluctuate throughout pregnancy.
How long do I have to wait before washing off my skin?
Please refer to “How to use me” instructions & recommendations on the back of your TANNED product.
Do I need to wear a sunscreen?
Our products don’t contain a sunscreen so won’t protect you from our bright Australian sun. Recommend using our TANNED Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen Lotion.
Will my tan go patchy if I exercise?
Your tan should stay even and streak-free while exercising, however heavy sweating on a regular basis can result in fading.
Can I go swimming after using self-tanning products?
Yes, you can go swimming. However, chlorinated pools are likely to cause your tan to fade. It is advised that you gently pat dry after swimming & moisturise to encourage the longevity of your tan.
How often can I apply self-tanning products?
If after 3-5 days your tan is fading, you may do a light exfoliation and re-apply.
How can I maintain my tan?
We recommend using TANNED Gradual Tanning Cream on a daily basis to keep your tan looking good.
Will self-tanning products colour clothing?
Until washing the excess tan off, please be mindful that the colour may transfer onto items of clothing or bedding. We recommend wearing loose, dark clothing for up to 8 hours while your tan develops. TANNED products dry quickly: any transfer will be minimal.
We have introduced a TANNED Clear & Clean Tanning Gel to our range especially for anyone not wanting any transfer of colour onto their clothes.
Are TANNED products tested on animals?
Our products are not tested on animals.
What about recyclable packaging?
All packaging components used for our TANNED products are recyclable.