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FAQ: Application

Application guidance, questions and tips.

When do I rinse the tan?

It is not required that you shower after applying Saltyface Tanning Foam or Tanning Water, but it is helpful to know how long you should wait after applying to see the results you’re after. The longer you leave the product on, the deeper the tan will

Can I exercise/sweat/swim in my tan?

Exercising and sweating should give you no reason to worry about transfer or your tan fading. Just make sure you don't sweat excessively until after you've rinsed the tan off (see When do I rinse the tan?).

Can I use Saltyface if I have vitiligo?

We have seen great reviews from people with vitiligo that use the Tanning Foam to even out their skin colouring and add a glow that works with their sensitive skin. Our products aren’t designed to offer coverage like makeup products or self tanners w

Will it stain my clothes and sheets?

Our tanning products contain no guide colours, dyes, or pigments so you don’t need to worry about any transfer onto clothing sheets, or towels. The tan develops when it reacts to your skin so you can enjoy white sheets and towels while staying tanned

How long will my tan last?

Tanning Water. We recommend applying the Tanning Water every 2-3 days to maintain your tan. If you have a skincare routine that uses highly active ingredients, you may want to apply more frequently. Your bottle of Tanning Water will last 4-6 months w

How should I prep my skin?

Tanning Foam. We recommend showering, shaving, and exfoliating at least 24 hours before applying. This will help with a smooth, even application. If you're a weekly tanner, exfoliating is super important as old product can build up on your wrist, elb

When should I apply?

Tanning Foam. You can apply the Tanning Foam in the AM or PM. Really whenever it fits into your schedule! We have found that people prefer to apply before bed, and rinse off when they wake up. Tanning Water. The Tanning Water was designed to fit into

How do I remove if I applied too much?

If the area of concern is your hands, scrubbing them with warm soapy water several times a day will help the colour fade. It shouldn’t last for more than a couple of days with regular washing. Otherwise, we recommend exfoliating the area using whatev

Can I mix my Tanning Water with skincare?

The Tanning Water can be mixed into any of your regular skincare products like serums, moisturisers, or face oils. Just add a dropperful or more into your palm and mix with the product before applying to your face. Alternatively, use the Mist Top and

How do I use the Liquid Bronzer?

Start by shaking your Liquid Bronzer before use. There are two ways to apply. The first method being to add a drop or more of Liquid Bronzer to your moisturiser, foundation, SPF, oil, or serum for an instant glow all over. The other method is to appl

What's the difference between the Tanning Water and Liquid Bronzer?

The Tanning Water is a gradual tanner with botanical extracts to help soothe and hydrate your skin while offering a gradual and long lasting glow. It takes 24 to fully develop and lasts 2-3 days– it does not come off when you wash your face. The Liqu

Which shade am I?

Both our Light to Medium and Medium to Dark shades have the same neutral undertone and can be adapted to suit the depth of tan you are after. The Light to Medium is very buildable and can be applied 2-3 times 24 hours apart to achieve a deeper tan. T

Does it transfer?

Because our tanning products don’t contain any guide colours, dyes, or pigments, your tan goes on clear and develops gradually from being in contact with your skin. This means you don’t have to worry about transfer onto your clothing and sheets. Note

How should I match my foundation to my Saltyface tan?

That’s why we made the Liquid Bronzer! You can add a drop or more of the Liquid Bronzer into your foundation (or your spf, moisturiser, or serums) to create your desired shade of face product. Then, add a drop or two to the high points of your face l

Can I apply the Tanning Water with sun spots?

Yes, you can apply the Tanning Water if you have pigmentation or sun spots and get amazing results! Due to the nature of self tanners, as your skin becomes darker, so will any existing dark spots. If you don’t mind this, then you can apply the Tannin

Can I use active ingredients while using the Tanning Water?

Yes, you can! If you use active ingredients at night, simply apply the Tanning Water in the morning, or vice versa. We do not recommend applying the Tanning Water at the same time, as they can counteract the results. Ingredients like retinol and tret

How do I use the Tanning Water?

Here is our favourite way to apply the Tanning Water (video tutorials found here). Apply to a clean face as the final step of your skin care routine, after any moisturizers or serums. Add 1-2 dropperfuls into your hand and apply to the face using you

How do I use the Tanning Foam?

Here is our favourite way to apply the Tanning Foam (video tutorials found here). First, we recommend prepping my skin the day or morning before by exfoliating, shaving, and moisturizing. Right before application, you can moisturize your ankles, elbo

Can I use the Tanning Water on my body?

You can definitely use the Tanning Water on your body if you prefer, it just takes a bit more time to thoroughly apply the water to a larger area, compared to the Tanning Foam. We recommend mixing it with your body lotion to help spread the product m

Can I use the Tanning Foam on my face?

Yes, you can use the Tanning Foam on your face if you don't have sensitive skin. Our Tanning Water is a more sensitive formula which makes it an ideal choice for your face, but the Foam will also give a gorgeous glow when applied! Both are great opti

Should I apply lotion before the Tanning Foam?

We don’t recommend applying body lotion right before the Tanning Foam. Instead, we suggest exfoliating and moisturizing the day before you tan. Then right before you apply the Tanning Foam apply lotion to any especially dry areas like your ankles, kn

My Saltyface tan is too dark

Don't worry if your first time applying developed too dark or a bit orange, we can help!

How often should I wash my brushes?

We recommend washing your brushes every 3-4 uses, or after 2 weeks of regular use. Rinse your brush under warm water with a pump of your regular facial cleanser. Lather the brush well, rubbing it on the palm of your hand to remove any excess product.