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Host a tanning session before your next big event; whether it is for your wedding, a wedding your in, a girl's night out, or just because! 

We will come to you, or schedule a private event with us at our location. ask for details.

Tanning Info

To maximize the effectiveness of your sessions, we’ve collected the best spray tanning information to make sure your skin is best prepared to accept color and enhance your spray tanning afterwards.

Pre Tan Prep

Prepare your skin:


  •    Do not shave 24 hours prior to visit.

  •    Shower and exfoliate (remove flaking or dead skin cells).  Use a body scrub, not a bar soap. You want to remove excess dead skin cells so the product adheres evenly. We recommend the first step you take is to gently exfoliate to help create a longer lasting tan. Remember your self-tan fades as your skin sheds.  Gently exfoliate skin without lacerating or damaging the surface of newly exposed layers. 

    •    Spend a little extra time exfoliating areas with thick skin, such as knees, elbows, ankles, and hands.

    •    If skin is dry, use light lotion at least 2 hours prior.

    •    Remove all makeup.

    •    Avoid wearing perfume or deodorant as these can lead to blotching and flaking.

Post Tan

Afterwards, for the most radiant results:

    •    After spray tan application: 

    •    Wear dark, loose clothing and open shoes, like flip-flop.

    •    Avoid perspiration and stay cool– don’t exercise till after your first shower.

    •    Avoid getting your skin wet before your first shower (avoid rain, washing dishes or giving kids a bath).

    •    Wait 6-8 hours before you shower, and then apply shower gel only with your hands, not a loofah, towel or sponge. 

    •    After your first shower, moisturize with amplify tan extender 2-3 times a day! Hydrated skin will maintain your tan the best.

Tips and FAQ

Maintain your Spray Tan: 


To prolong your Fake Bake Tan make sure you keep your skin well moisturized. Moisturize with Fake Bake Amplify Oils Free Moisturizer 2-3 times a day. This products have been specially formulated to work with the Fake Bake spray tan.


 7 to 10 days after your tan we recommend you gently exfoliate your skin with the Fake Bake Body Polish. Repeat this every 2 days thereafter to ensure your tan fades evenly & to prepare your skin for your next Fake Bake self-tan application. 


 Using three organic tanning agents – Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) boosted by DMI & Erythulose – without any stains or dyes, Fake Bake works with your own unique skin tone to produce a naturally-based darker pigmentation on your skin’s surface. By enhancing your skin’s own pigments, Fake Bake will give you a natural-looking tan that lasts longer. Fake Bake also has a built-in color guide so you can see where you’re applying the self-tanning product on your skin, ensuring streak-free application. Thus, you get a perfectly even golden bronze tan, every time.

Why Fake Bake?

You shouldn’t have to sacrifice the health of your skin to get a rich bronze tan. In fact, we think you shouldn’t have to apply harsh chemicals to your skin to get a great tan either. That’s why we’ve created this line of revolutionary self-tanning products that contain only organic tanning agents with no artificial preservatives or parabens.

Fake Bake has become a leader in self-tanning and spray tanning products because of our exclusive sunless tanning formula with Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), DMI, and Erythulose that delivers a safe and long-lasting golden tan. Other self-tanners can often turn your skin orange because they’re chemically-based, but Fake Bake’s naturally-derived tanning agents will not turn skin orange, leave a bad odor, or stain your clothes.

Our patented self-tanning formula works with every skin tone and every skin type because it works by enhancing your skin’s own pigments thus giving you a more natural-looking tan. Fake Bake sunless tanners also have a built-in color guide, a dark temporary color, when applied that “shows where it goes” on your skin so there’s no chance of having streaks. This means you get a perfectly even tan, every time. Fake Bake not only gives you the perfect bronze glow any time of the year, but also deeply moisturizes and protects your skin without clogging your pores or irritating sensitive skin.

We’re a company built around helping people have healthy, beautiful skin, and so we have the highest standards for our ingredients. We go through an extremely rigorous selection process to ensure we use only the best botanical extracts and state-of-the-art technology in our labs to make our Fake Bake products while also maintaining clean and environmentally-safe storage facilities for our products as well.

Celebrities and salon professionals around the world love Fake Bake. As one of the best-selling self-tanners in the world, Fake Bake is renowned for delivering the rich looking tans in the most luxurious way – all without the harmful effects of the sun.


Why Is the Product So Brown?

The color of the product when it’s applied is actually a built-in color guide, a dark temporary color, so that you can see where you’re applying the product on your skin. This was one of the most technologically advanced discoveries we made in developing this product because this temporary color pigment eliminated any streaking. Our customers are ‘in control’ of their product as they see the self-tanner go right onto their skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: This color is not a stain or a dye, but it is a naturally-based organic color pigment that is temporary. The organic tanning agent DHA is what actually tans your skin. The color pigment that shows when you apply the product is for application purposes only.


How long does it last?

This is one of our favorite questions! Each application lasts a week. Thus, we often boast that you should only apply our product once or twice a week on average! Of course, you may find your own maintenance schedule based on how dark you want your tan to be. Remember that you’re the one in control, and you can deepen your tan by applying more or less as desired.


Will it wash off?

No, the self-tanning agents will not wash off. The organic color pigment that acts as a guide for application will rinse off, and we recommend that you rinse this off the morning following your application at night. But the unique tanning agent Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is what will create a real tan on your skin’s surface, so just like a tan from the sun that does not wash off, the tanning agent will not wash off.

NOTE: DHA is not permanent. It will fade just as any suntan does, which is why a weekly application is recommended to maintain your tan.


Can I use it in the sun or in tanning beds?

Yes, you can! In our research, we found that while stimulating the dark pigment of the skin (known as melanin) with our product formula and then exposing the skin to any form of sun tanning, acceleration occurs. So those who want to combine our product with their other tanning regimens will find much faster and more satisfying results. For this very reason, many tanning salons have been interested in carrying our products. Not only are many using our products as a melanin accelerator along with tanning beds, but many customers who usually cover their faces in the tanning bed or have uneven tanning areas such as on their sides have found our products to be ideal for these hard-to-tan areas. NOTE: We do recommend the use of SPF or sunscreen when engaging in any form of sun tanning.


What about swimming with the product?

Again, we emphasize that this product fades but doesn’t wash off. However, do not swim immediately after application of the product as this would result in wasting the product. For the best results, we recommend you apply the product at night and shower the next morning. Thus, swim after your morning rinse but not immediately after application.



Are there any harmful effects with using this product?

Any dermatologist will agree that it’s much better to use a dihydroxyacetone formula like our self-tanning product to create a tan than to bake for prolonged hours in the sun! Our product has had no animal testing – first for a reason that our company felt very conscientious about, and secondly because our products do not use any harmful ingredients that would have ever required extensive testing. We feel we have the most organically-based product that promotes healthy skin.


Will it stain my clothing or other items?

No, it will not stain. Since the organic color pigment is not a stain or dye, it will wash out of any synthetic material. We have thoroughly tested such materials with our product and found that our self-tanning products easily wash out of synthetic materials, even easier than make-up. There is no need for special fabric treatments, etc.

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