Frequently Ask Questions

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What is a natural tanning agent’?
Most ordinary tanners work with a chemical DHA that has been found to dry the skin or become patchy. Skinny Tan tanners all use a natural tanning agent derived from the seeds of the Brassica napus plant instead. The active ingredient works naturally with the amino acids in the skin to create the darkening reaction for a natural looking tan.

Will Skinny Tan make me look “orange”?
Absolutely no-way! Skinny Tan have spent a long time trialling and testing their natural tanners to ensure there is absolutely no orange. In fact we are so sure that Skinny Tan is the most natural looking colour on the market that we even offer our ‘Best Tan’ guarantee. If you don’t agree that Skinny Tan is the best fake tan you have ever tried simply send it back within 30 days for a full refund.

How does Skinny Tan make my body look smoother?
Skinny Tan includes Guarana a caffeine derivative that has been used in many popular cellulite smoothing creams. Tanned cellulite also always looks better than white cellulite so by tanning with Skinny Tan you get the double benefit with one application. As we say at Skinny Tan if you can’t tone it – tan it!


Will I lose weight with Skinny Tan?
No. In terms of actual kilos it is unlikely that you could lose actual weight with Skinny Tan. The slimming effect of Skinny Tan comes from its effect on disguising white flabby bits and cellulite, smoothing, tightening and tanning. This along with the shading effect of the tan helps muscles look more defined and cellulite look dramatically less pronounced.

Can I use Skinny Tan if I don’t have cellulite and am already thin?
Absolutely yes! The smoothing, tightening and disguising effect works best on people who have the white cottage cheese effect but will not cause any harm to people who are already smooth and thin. At the end of the day Skinny Tan is also the very best range of self tanners due to the natural colour, delicious smell, streak-free finish and the use of a gentle natural tanning agent.

How long will a Skinny Tan colour last?
Skinny Tan 7-day tanner is a deep long lasting tan. The results will vary from person to person and like a real tan depends much on how your skin naturally exfoliates. The typical time is 5-7 days and the time can be lengthened by using the Skinny Tan Pre-tan Primer and the Skinny Tan After Glow Gloss. If you prefer to build your tan daily try Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner and if you like to be able to wash your tan right off then choose our 24 hour bronzer.

Can I use Skinny Tan on my face?
Yes! Skinny Tan is a gentle formula made with a natural tanning agent and a naturally-derived skin smoothing that will give a gorgeous tan and natural improvement to your face as well as your body.

If I get my tan in the am, can I take a shower that night?
For the deepest, natural long lasting tan we advise you leave your Skinny Tan overnight. If you do have to shower while waiting for your full colour to develop please wait at least 5 hours before washing.

Can I put make-up on after I tan?
Yes. It is recommended to wait a few hours before applying. You can use any make-up although you may need to go a shade or two darker with your foundation. However Skinny Tan tanner and After Glow Gloss give such a gorgeous, even, natural tanning effect that hides blemishes that you shouldn’t actually need to use a foundation make-up at all.

How can I help my tan last longer?
At Skinny Tan we have done a great deal of research on how to get a longer lasting effect. Our formula has been made to absorb well and last longer. However following a good skin care regimen before and after sunless tanning will help a sunless tan last longer. By using an exfoliating scrub, exfoliate old skin cells so only new skin cells are tanned. This means the skins natural exfoliation will take longer. Also by keeping skin hydrated with a moisturiser will prolong natural exfoliation.

What is the instant ‘guide tan’?
Skinny Tan 7-day Tanner includes an instant cosmetic bronzer that allows you to see where you are applying the tanner and means that you are instantly tanned and ready to go out the door already brown. 5- 8 hours later the long –lasting eco-certified tanning active will begin to develop. This instant cosmetic colour washes off revealing the long lasting colour that will remain for up to 7 days. If you prefer tanners without an instant guide bronzer then choose Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner that is a white cream that develops into a light natural tan.

Does Skinny Tan have that horrible after-odour often associated with sunless tanning?
Skinny Tan does not use a chemical DHA so any tanning smell is significantly reduced. Skinny Tan has also been scented with a delicious holiday coconut smell that many customers agree is the best smelling tanner on the market today.

How long after tanning should I wait to enjoy a pool/spa/ocean?
We recommend avoiding these situations for the first 48 hours following Skinny Tan application. Chlorinated pools & spas can increase the rate in which the skin exfoliates causing the tan to wear and fade.

Can I use Skinny Tan when pregnant?
Skinny Tan is a non-toxic that has been manufactured from quality ingredients to the highest Australian standards and is not known to have any detrimental effects on an expectant mother. However as with anything at this special time it is always best to check with your health practitioner before tanning.

If I have sensitive skin, should I be concerned about a possible reaction?
Skinny Tan uses a naturally sourced tanning agent from seeds and naturally derived firming ingredients so is less likely to cause a reaction . However every sensitive skin condition is different so it is best to ask patch test first on a small area before completing a full tanning application if you are concerned