Frequently Asked Questions – Summer House – Custom Sunless


Before Your Custom Airbrush Tan
  • Shave or wax 24-48 hours before your tanning appointment.

  • Exfoliate to remove any dead skin the day before your tan for the smoothest outcome. Use an oil-free scrub, exfoliating mitt or dry brush.

  • Rinse off with cool water only before coming in.

  • Arrive with dry clean skin; remove all makeup, deodorant, fragrances, and oils from your body and face.

  • Bring dark loose-fitting clothing and sandals to avoid your tan rubbing off.

After Your Custom Airbrush Tan
  • Stay dry. Avoid sweating or getting skin wet while tan develops.

  • Rinse off 6-10 hours after tan with regular solutions or 3-5 hours after with rapid solutions. 

  • Follow guidance from your tan specialist for your exact rinse time based on your color preferences!

  • Use cool to warm water (not hot!). Do not soak or scrub in showers or baths. Lightly pat dry after each shower.

  • To prevent tan from cracking or fading too quickly, moisturize frequently. Avoid mineral oil, petroleum & exfoliating acids in lotions.

  • Use a sulfate free body wash that is tan-friendly and pH balanaced.

  • Drink as much water as possible to stay hydrated. Use a humifier in your home for extra hydrated skin!

  • Add a tan extending lotion to your routine to maximize your color.

  • Add a tan touch up spray to build color on your face & hands as these areas fade quickly with washing and skincare ingredients. 

How to Ensure Even Results?

• Exfoliate thoroughly 24-48 hours before your tan.

• After your tan has processed, moisturize several times a day with mineral oil free and petroleum-free lotions to keep your tan from cracking, looking scaly, or fading too fast.

• Chlorine pools, hot tubs, excessive shaving, scented lotions, astringents, and cleaning solutions will wear your tan away at a quicker rate.

• Drink as much water as possible to stay hydrated.

Do I Need To Avoid Any Products Before Or After My Tan?

• Avoid retinol and bleaching products.

• Do not use products containing benzoyl peroxides, salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, malic, or lactic acids.

• Refrain from using toners and serums that contain alcohol or witch hazel.

• Facial scrubs, masks, strips, or microdermabrasion can affect your facial tan.

• Waxing, hair removers, hair inhibiting lotions, and dull razors can also affect your tan.

How Long Does A Spray Tan Last?

The better care you take of your skin, the better your spray tan will look, feel, and last. Most people will notice the tan will fade on average 4-7 days after their session. Moisturize and hydrate! Follow our Tanning Tips for the best results.

What Do I Wear During My Tanning Session?

Whatever you are comfortable in. Most guests prefer no tan lines and go nude, others wear panties or a bikini. We also offer disposable undergarments if needed.

What Do I Wear After My Tanning Session?

Bring dark, loose-fitting clothing to wear after your session to ensure your tan doesn’t rub off or look uneven. Tight jeans, leggings, sports bras, and other form-fitting garments are not encouraged.

How Do I Know Which Color To Choose?

Our expert spray tan artists will help guide you in the right direction in selecting the best solution and additives to give you your desired result.

Will I Turn Orange After A Spray Tan?

We take pride in using the highest quality solutions available. If you prepare your skin correctly, follow our aftercare tips (no Dove or sulfates in your washes!), and don’t get sprayed too dark for your skin tone, you should never look orange.

When Should I Book My Red Light Therapy Treatments?

We suggest all red-light treatments (UltraSlim) be done before the tan, not after. If you book an UltraSlim service appointment within the first few hours of a fresh spray tan, the massage, lotion and oils may remove the tan, along with any sweating that occurs during the warm treatment. 

We suggest booking UltraSlim appointments every 3-4 days for best results! To ensure that you achieve optimal results, do not drink any alcohol for 72 hours after your UltraSlim service.

Can Hormones Affect My Tan?

Spray tans may develop differently during various hormonal cycles. Tans may develop lighter or not last as long during certain phases of ovulation, menstruation, or stress.

Can I Spray Tan If My Skin Is Peeling?

We do not recommend spraying if your skin is flaking or peeling, because it may result in a spotty outcome.

If I Have Naturally Dark Skin Can I Still Get A Spray Tan?

Yes. Spray tans usually look better on skin they can blend well with. However, any color of skin can get sprayed. Our custom solutions look good on all skin tones and can make anyone glow and look more radiant. It can also make uneven spots and areas blend to appear smoother.

Can You Get a Suntan Through a Spray Tan?

Yes. You can tan your skin with UV rays through a spray tan. Spray tans do not act as sunscreen and offer no more protection than bare skin. Your skin can still burn in the sun without proper sunscreen, even if you have a spray tan.

What Is DHA?

DHA is the active ingredient in the most effective sunless tanning products. DHA is typically derived from a natural source. When DHA is applied to the skin, it causes a reaction with the amino acids in the outermost layer and changes its color.

Is It Safe To Spray Tan While Pregnant?

DHA is FDA-approved for external use only. It sticks to the top layer of skin and isn’t thought to be absorbed past that. To be safe, we require pregnant women to bring a note from their doctor to get spray tanned.

Do I Have To Wear Protective Wear?

DHA is not recommended for contact to areas of the body surface covered by mucous membranes such as lips, eyes, nostrils, and private parts. If desired, proper eye, nose, mouth protection, and undergarments are available at your discretion.

Can I Book Online If I Have A Membership or Package?

Yes! We will apply your credits in the studio once your service is complete. We require a credit card to book online to hold your appointment, so proceed with booking as normal online! 

How Can I Find The Summerlin Location?

We are located at 1875 Festival Plaza Drive Suite 230, on the 2nd floor of the Downtown Summerlin mall, above Banana Republic. We are right across from TruFusion and next to Pure Barre! 

How Do I Freeze Or Cancel My Membership?

Email us at [email protected] with your request and we will process it as soon as we can! 

How Can I Contact You?

Phone: 702.277.2422

Email: [email protected]