VersaSpa has all the answers to your Spray Tan and Self-Tan questions. Click one of the boxes above to browse popular questions and answers, or type your question into the search bar below. From how to make your tan last longer to tips for a beautiful and even tan, VersaSpa has you covered.

Spray Tan Questions & Answers

Spray Tan

We recommend talking with your doctor.

For more about sunless tanning safety, read our blog.

When applied, DHA (the active ingredient in sunless tanning products) reacts with the proteins in the skin’s superficial layer to form a golden-brown color. Your skin begins to darken 2-3 hours after application and reaches its peak color within 24 hours. The color will gradually fade through natural exfoliation, just like a tan from the sun.

Learn more from our blog: How Do Spray Tans Work?

Your body naturally exfoliates the epidermis (top layer of skin) every week. To help your tan fade quicker, you can exfoliate your skin with a product like our Cleansing Body Wash and Exfoliator.

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With VersaSpa’s tanning technology, you’re going to get a great tan no matter what! If you plan to shave or exfoliate, we recommend doing so prior to your spray tan to avoid stripping away your color too early. Keeping your skin moisturized is important, but skip lotion in favor of our Intensifying Primer to balance your skin’s pH for an even more beautiful tan.

Follow these tips to prepare for the perfect spray tan.

Prices can vary based on your location. We recommend contacting a salon near you for pricing and membership information.

To learn more about spray tan prices, read our blog.

To keep your tan glowing, make sure you wait 4-6 hours before showering or working out. Also, make sure you use a moisturizer like our VersaSpa Gradual Tanning Spa Butter to lock in your tan!

Learn more about how to take care of your beautiful VersaSpa spray tan after you leave the salon!

With VersaSpa, you can have a natural-looking tan in just minutes! The VersaSpa spray tan booth will give you a premium, in-salon spray tanning experience and an even, full-body tan.

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If you’d like to exfoliate, we recommend doing so before your spray tan. Exfoliating with our VersaSpa Cleansing Body Wash and Exfoliator can help prepare your skin for a smooth, long-lasting tan by removing any dead skin cells. If you don’t have time to exfoliate before, don’t worry! You’ll still get beautiful results.

Learn more about how to properly exfoliate before your VersaSpa spray tan.

VersaSpa is! Our products are formulated with premium, eco-certified ingredients and skin softeners that produce the most beautiful tan. VersaSpa also uses breakthrough odor-control technology, Odor-Ban 200, designed to virtually eliminate the scent commonly caused by sunless products.

Read more about how to choose the best spray tan on our blog.

VersaSpa has everything you need to know about getting a beautiful spray tan. Plus, our products are formulated with natural ingredients for a natural-looking tan, everytime! To get longer lasting results you can:

  • Shave and exfoliate prior to spray tanning
  • Keep your skin moisturized after your spray tan

For more expert advice, read our blog: Spray Tan Tips

A VersaSpa spray tan can last up to a week. The skin naturally exfoliates the top layer every week. As the skin naturally exfoliates, the tan fades. For a beautiful, long-lasting tan, it’s important to moisturize daily to keep the skin hydrated so it doesn’t exfoliate sooner. We recommend using the VersaSpa Gradual Tanning Body Butter to keep your skin hydrated while gradually extending the length of your results.

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It’s easy to find a salon that offers VersaSpa spray tanning in your area. Just visit our Salon Locator, enter your location, and select the salon of your choice. Then it’s time to step into our warm, private, automated spray booth for a beautiful tan in minutes!

Learn more from our blog: Spray Tan Near Me

Self-Tan Questions & Answers


When using self-tanning products, you have two options: an instant self-tan, or a gradual self-tan. Instant self-tan products have a bronzer and give you an immediate tan. Gradual self-tan products are applied daily to gradually build color, and allow you to control the depth of your tan.

Read more about self-tanning lotions in our blog.

It’s easy to apply the VersaSpa Bronzing Mist Self-Tan Spray! Spray in a side-to-side sweeping motion all over your body. Then, blend it in with your hand or our Applicator Mitt for even coverage!

For more about applying self-tanning spray, read our blog.

When applying a bronzer apply it in a circular motion over your entire body. Apply lightly around your feet, ankles, knees and elbows. You can either use your hand or our Applicator Mitt for all over, even coverage. Then, simply let dry before dressing and you’ll have an instant, beautiful tan!

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The VersaSpa Applicator Mitt makes it even easier to apply our self-tan products. Just apply your tanning lotion, foaming water, or mousse to the mitt and blend into the skin using circular motions. The Applicator Mitt assures an even and mess-free application!

To learn more about how to use an applicator mitt, read our blog.

VersaSpa’s best-selling self-tanning products are uniquely formulated with green & brown marine algae to detoxify, firm, and rejuvenate the skin for a natural-looking tan. Visit our shop page to browse our options for Instant Self-Tanning, Gradual Self-Tanning, and Skin Prep & Application products.

Keeping your skin moisturized is important to maintain your tan. VersaSpa products are made with skin-loving ingredients that hydrate the skin for a long-lasting tan.

The VersaSpa Bronzing Mist is a great choice for an instant, sun-swept tan. This micro-spray provides head-to-toe flawless color, for an even and gorgeous tan.

Read more about what are the best self-tanners from our blog.

Your tan will last up to a week with VersaSpa self-tanning products. We recommend using our Gradual Tanning Body Butter Lotion everyday to build your tan and make it last longer!

Learn more from our blog: How Long Do Self-Tanners Last?