For the best tan possible, please read the entire directions listed on this page to ensure a perfect overall glow!
***IMPORTANT: If your appointment is scheduled on a day with inclement weather, to
ensure that your tan is not compromised, please continue to wear loose dark fitting clothing
but it is in your best interest to wear clothing that will cover your arms and legs. It will also
help if you bring an umbrella. Or if you would feel more comofortable we will be happy to
reschedule your appointment.***
Natural based color from a science-based company!
The most natural looking sunless spray tan available.
Guaranteed fast-drying, non-sticky, streak-free formula with no "orange" color
Proprietary odor inhibitor eliminates odor associated with sunless products.
Natural golden-brown cosmetic bronzers for instant color
Erythrulose - additional bronzer that extends the life of your sunless spray tan
Caffeine - corrects and prevents skin damage from overexposure to the sun
Copper skin firming technology
Preparation - 24 Hours Before Your Session
Exfoliate before each session to remove dry, flaky skin. Skin replaces itself in cycles naturally every 28 days. Twenty-five percent of skin is exfoliated each week, causing a UV-tan to slowly wear away. Sunless spray tans affect only the top 25 percent of skin, so you will want to remove this extra skin prior to tanning.
Remove dead, dry skin cells that will prevent the absorption of DHA bronzers into fresh healthy skin cells. This allows for the spray to absorb deeply into the skin and oxidize to a brilliant golden brown color. Spraying sunless products on dry flaky skin causes the tan to look less natural, uneven when fading and will shorten the life of your sunless tan. For exfoliation of extremely dead, dry skin cells, we suggest a two-step process.
First use Amber Sun Sea Coral Salt Scrub for a deep exfoliation and skin treatment 24 hours before your session. This provides a thorough, deep skin exfoliation to nourish and moisturize your skin. Second, use Ambersun Moisturizing Body Scrub on the morning of your session for a light exfoliating, moisturizing and skin pH balancing treatment - this gives your sking the fuel needed for beautiful, long-lasting color.
Note: Avoid using bar soaps, high pH shower products or in-shower moisturizers. These products can halt the DHA bronzing reaction or cause the dreaded "orange effect." Any waxing should be done no less than 2-days prior to your tanning session. Also, elevated body temperature, perspiraiton or moisture on the skin can hinder DHA development and results.
STOP! Do not apply lotion. Do not apply lotions, moisturizers or perfumes prior to your session. Use deodorant sparingly. It is best not to apply make-up, but if you do, carefully remove make-up prior to your session.
If you come with makeup on we have enzyme wipes that will remove it nicely. This will also remove any lotion you may have on your body...just in case you forgot!! The tan will take about 20 minutes to apply & will take 6-8 hours to develop.
Preparation - Day of Session
Wear dark, loose-fitting clothing and remove jewelry. Tight clothes can rub off or smear the bronzers.
Pre-Spray: Ambersun pH Balance Spray with DHA enhancers may be applied by yourself or the technician before your session. This product provides your skin with light hydration, pH balancers as well as La Bella Dona's new DHA enhancer technology to insure a darker, more natural-looking color. It also helps to eliminate the "orange effect" in both dark and fair-skinned individuals.
Protection: Use Lipinvest or Ambersun Barrier Cream to prevent solution from coloring your lips, palms, nails, cuticles & feet. For covering eyes, we sugges Wink-Ease available from your salon.
Maintenance After Session
Avoid Sweating! Avoid activities that may cause you to sweat excessively and possibly cause streaking of the cosmetic bronzer. Use the air conditioning in your car on a hot day. Remember you have just been tented with a water-soluble solution.
Avoid Water! You must avoid water entirely for a least 4-hours or you will stop the tanning action of the DHA and/or cause streaking.
Avoid swimming & Spas! Avoid chemically treated swimming pools and spas for at least 24-hours after your spray tanning session to prevent color from prematurely fading.
Wait to Shower! For maximum results, wait at least 4-hours before showering or bathing. Bathe with plain water only for the first 16-hours after your session to avoid fading & stripping of instant color.
Cleansing: After tanning session, we recommend Ambersun Hydrating Shower Gel or Cool Mint Sorbet Body Wash as your shower product. Avoid using bar soaps or high pH products - they will strip and fade your tan rapidly. La Bella Dona's body cleansers are designed to hydrate, moisturize and nourish while maintaining the proper pH levels for your skin. Proper cleansing insures even fading and the longest lasting, most natural looking sunless results. After bathing, gently "pat dry" skin. The instant cosmetic bronzer will wash off - as it is designed to do.
Tan Extend/Moisturize/Refresh: The day after your session and after first shower, use Ambersun Prolong. This lotion helps keep your tan health and skin moisturized while adding refreshing glow each day to your color. Prolong is formulated to help your color fade gradually and evenly. For an extravagant daily moisturizing ritual try Ambersun Body Butter - a rich creme developed to eliminate severely dry skin due to environmental exposure, UV and sunless tanning.
When getting out of the shower & drying off...blot or dab your skin...never rub. If you have lighter colored towels you may see some color transfer...this is normal & will wash out. At this time you may apply a nice moisturizing body lotion.
Maintenance Between Sessions
Other Great Moisturizers! We also recommend these great daily moisturizers: Natural Pure-Fektion Eden, Natural Pure-Fektion Illustrious, Original Moist and UVP-Ultra Violet Prep. Refresh and add glimmer to your tan - anytime with Ambersun Bio Mist Re-hydrating Spray. Bio Mist's nourishing shower of hydration helps keep skin plump and color even.
Between Sessions: For additional color, we suggest the use of 4 Faces touch-up spray, Ambersun Sunless Mousse, Ambersun Sunless Sprayor Ambersun Lotions (with or without bronzer) between salon spraying appointments to preserve and maintain your beautiful deep, dark color!