Q. How do I prepare for a Competition/Sunless Tan?
Shave and exfoliate thoroughly with our Pre-Tan Scrub.
Pay special attention to your knees, ankles, feet, elbows and knuckles. This will eliminate dead skin cells and prepare your skin for a flawless competition tan. Make sure you skin is dry and free of lotion, oil or deodorants prior to tanning.
Did you FORGET TO EXFOLIATE! Use our Pre-Tan Prep Spray
to prepare your skin (last minute) prior to your tan! Spray on...wipe off! It's that easy!
Q. When should I start applying my color for competition?
We recommend that you start the day prior to the competition.
If you have a fair complexion and do not have a base tan, the day prior (in the morning) to your show is recommended. DO NOT WASH THE PRODUCT OFF
For best results it is recommended that you sleep in the 1st coat so it cures to your skin. If that is not possible, wait at least 2 to 4 hours before you apply your second coat. If you still need more color you can apply consecutive coats immediately after the 2nd coat dries.
If you need an extra boost of color check out our EXTREME Wash Off Formula! Apply Extreme as your last coat of color on top of Ultimate Competition Bronze.
Q. How do you apply Elite Tan Competition Products and how dark will I get?
All of our Competition Tanning Products can be applied like any other Competition Product. However, for a flawless finish we recommend you spray the product directly from the bottle onto your skin. Catch any runs and blend with a mini paint roller to blend (see above photo). Only roll in one direction to blend and repeat until entire body is covered. You should allow product to Air Dry...Do NOT roll it dry.
Remember the less you mess with your tan the better the results!
*An average size person needs 2oz of product per coat.For Best Results
- Use the T100 HVLP
portable spray system for a perfect tan in minutes!
The depth of color will depend on skin tone, application technique and how many coats are applied. You will get darker with each coat applied. Generally no more than three coats are needed to achieve the depth of color desired for the stage.
Keep in mind that your sunless tan will develop under the competition color and you will appear darker when the first application has cured to your skin (after 5 to 8 hours).
Q. What should I wear after my Competition/Sunless tan is applied?
Wear loose fitting dark clothes. Anything that chafes the skin will cause the tan to rub off.
Cotton works best.
Q. What is the difference between Competition Bronze and Ultimate Competition Bronze
Both formulas produce the same dark, rich, bronze color. Competition Bronze 0% will wash off completely in the shower.
After your competition/photo shoot, Ultimate Competition Bronze will leave you with a beautiful natural looking sunless tan (if left on for more than 6 hours).
Q. How will Elite Tan tanning products affect my skin?
Elite Tan tanning products are made with natural ingredients that condition your skin, not harm it. Our products do not contain glutten, parabins, alcohol or acetone found in other tanning products.
Q. How do I ensure my Elite Tan Products stay fresh?
Elite Tan tanning solutions are made fresh to ensure your tan is top notch! However, they need to be kept out of direct sunlight and heat to stay fresh. The cap should always be screwed on tightly and keep the bottle in a cool, dry place. The product can be refrigerated, but DO NOT freeze. NOTE:
product should be removed from the refrigerator 24 hours prior to use so it is room temperature.
Q. How do I care for my sunless tan "after" my competition?
Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! Everyday, millions of dead skin cells are worn away from the surface of your skin. In fact every 35 to 45 days you have an entirely new epidermis. This is why tans from sunless, or self-tanning lotions will gradually fade. As the dead cells are worn away, so is your tan. For this reason we suggest that you re-apply your Elite Tan sunless tanner every week or two to maintain your “tan.”