Common Questions asked about Fake Bake Bronzer

Why is the product so brown?
The use of color pigment in Fake Bake prevents streaking because you can see the product as it is applied to the skin.  Color gives you control of the product and results in a smooth and even tan without streaks or botches.  The color is not a stain or dye; it is a naturally based organic color pigment that is temporary.  The DHA is what actually tans your body; the color is for application purposes only.


Will it stain my clothing or sheets?
No – since organic color pigment is not a stain or dye, it will not permanently stain and will wash out of any synthetic material.  Stay away from silk and 100% cotton.


How long does the color last?
Fake Bake needs to be applied on the average of only once or twice a week.  Determine your own maintenance schedule.  Deepen your tan by simply applying more of the product.  The color comes off along with your dead surfaces cells through the process of normal exfoliation.


Does it wash off?
No – remember that the organic color is for application purposes only.  The tan from this product comes from the unique Dihydroxy (DHA).  DHA is not permanent, so it will fade just as any suntan does, which is why a weekly application is recommended for maintenance.


What about swimming with the product?
Your tan fades but does not wash off.  For the very best results apply the product at night and rinse the next morning.  Do not swim immediately after application.  This would result in waste.


Are there any harmful effects of this product?
Dermatologists agree that tanning with a DHA formulation is much safer than the sun.  Fake Bake is an organically based product.  There has been no animal testing because there are no harmful ingredients that would require extensive animal testing.


Can I use this product on my face?
Yes – However our spa feels that all lotion based self tanners can clog areas of the body that have active oil glands.  Try Fake Bake Face Tanner if you have no acne problems.  We also carry non pore clogging Tan Towels for acne skin and i.d. bare mineral powders for a tan with no clogging.


How long does it take to dry?
Drying time will vary with the level of moisture in each individual's skin type, in general 20 min.  It is suggested that you apply the product several hours before going to bed to ensure the product has dried completely.


I have acne can I use Fake Bake?
Do not use on acne or acne prone skin.  Fake Bake has emollients that would be too heavy for acne prone skin.  Application to acne scaring would make the area look darker.  If you want to tan skin with acne use our Tan Towels.  Tan Towels were formulated for oily, breakout-prone skin.  Tan Towels are totally non pore clogging.