Sunless Tanning FAQs

Tan Icon and Tan Icon Extreme are spray products. There is an instant bronzing color guide to help with application and gives an instant glow. You can spray this on and blend with a brush or even spray into your own body lotion and blend. Cabana Tan and Cabana Tan Extreme are lotion products. They do not have a bronzing color guide but do go on white and rub in clear so you can see exactly where the product is going. They are a little easier and faster to apply. Simply rub in like regular body lotion. Mermaid Mousse and Mermaid Mousse Extreme are mousses that are foamy and very hydrating. They have a color guide built in, similar to the sprays. All three work very well and are never orange or unnatural looking. You really can't go wrong! You need to leave all of them on at least 6 hours before you shower them off.


All of our sunless tanners are available in regular and extreme formulas! Our regular products give a light to medium natural tan that is buildable with each application and the extreme is a medium to dark, natural looking tan from the first use. Both produce a very natural even tan that never looks orange!


Yes! Using Million Dollar Tan products at home offers the same flawless results as a professional spray tan in a salon. All of our products are formulated with the highest quality ingredients for a natural-looking, long-lasting tan. If you keep in mind a few important tanning tips, like prepping your skin beforehand and keeping your tan moisturized, you will have an amazingly even tan that rivals any professional spray tan. Even our customers who enjoy getting a Million Dollar Tan professional spray tan in a salon still use our products regularly at home. Both methods produce great results!


The most common mistake is applying too much sunless tanner to dry areas of the skin, like the feet, hands, knees and elbows. These areas will soak up more tanner and become too dark unless you use a barrier product before tanning. Our Blend Friend Barrier Cream and Barrier oil offer the perfect solution to this problem. When applied before tanning, these lightweight, hydrating formulas will limit the absorption of sunless tanner and create the natural, flawless look of a real suntan.
Another common issue is streaking or an uneven application of color. Using our Blend Friend Mitt Set is one of the best ways to ensure a perfect, streak-free application of any sunless tanning product, even in difficult or hard to reach areas. The mitt helps distribute the sunless tanner evenly across the skin’s surface and gives you a superior level of control over where and how much tanner is applied. It’s also helpful to apply a very light layer of lotion on the body before tanning, especially if you have dry skin. This allows the tanning product to absorb more evenly and helps prevent streaks and spots!


It’s best to shower, shave and exfoliate before your first tanning session, taking care to remove any dry or rough skin. Smooth skin will make your sunless tan adhere more evenly and have a more radiant glow! If you are tanning frequently, a shower is all that’s needed. Apply barrier cream or oil to hands, feet, elbows and knees and you are ready to tan! Million Dollar Tan’s Body Buffer exfoliating scrub is the perfect pre-tan prep product for enviously smooth skin!


Many of our customers enjoy having a little bit of extra color year-round! If you live in a warm climate, a deep rich color is often appropriate at any time of the year. For cooler climes or for a more subtle look as the seasons change, choose a lighter tanning formula and tan less frequently. This will give you a radiant glow and a touch of color without being overwhelming. Million Dollar Tan products come in different strengths and build color gradually, so it’s easy to customize the intensity of your tan.


The best way to keep your color consistent but not too dark is to not over-apply the sunless tanner. Apply a light layer of tanner during your first application, then after the tan develops, apply an additional layer if you want a deeper color. It’s best to apply several light layers than to apply a thick layer all at once or your tan may end up darker than anticipated. Another great way to keep a light color year-round is to use one of our lightest formulations, like Sheer Tan Glam, which has only a hint of sunless tanner. It can be used daily and will maintain a radiant, natural glow without getting too dark.


The key to a long lasting sunless tan is to keep tanned skin hydrated. Apply lotion daily (even twice a day for dry skin!) and avoid very hot showers or harsh cleansers which can dry out skin. Also, avoid intense scrubbing or exfoliating as it will remove the outer layer of skin and make your tan fade more quickly.


Our products are totally safe to use during pregnancy! They contain no harmful chemicals and are used topically only. We always recommend talking to your doctor first as every pregnancy is different.


Sometimes it helps to put a light layer of lotion on the body before your sunless tanning product. This will help even out any dry areas of the skin before applying your sunless tanner. Sunless tanners absorb more on drier areas applying lotion first will help to even out the skin and hydrate any dry areas so the product can absorb evenly everywhere. For some people, this makes all the difference and really helps to give a natural looking even tan.


Our products are organic, paraben free and never tested on animals. We love our furry friends!


Yes, our products are Vegan and paraben free.


It is best to apply your sunless tanner after you have shaved, showered and exfoliated. Use your hands our Blend Friend tannin Mitt to achieve a truly flawless sunless tan. It is made with a one-of a-kind micro-soft sponge material, this ultra soft mitt makes it easy to apply any sunless tanner, even in difficult or hard to reach areas.


Yes, of course you can! We love our face products because they are packed with all of the best anti-aging and hydrating ingredients. They do wonders for your skin and make for the absolute best sunless tan but are not required to achieve a great sunless tan.


We created 2 products to help achieve a flawless tan! Blend Friend Barrier Cream and Blend Friend Barrier Oil are pre-tan essentials that limit the absorption of sunless tanner in places where your skin is driest- hands, feet, elbows, knees and ankles. It prevents unnatural dark spots and streaks in dry areas that may absorb more tanners. They are both made to work perfectly with any method of Million Dollar Tan- Tan Icon, Mermaid Mousse or Cabana Tan.


Our sunless tanning products take 6-8 hours to develop. Make sure you wait that long before showering, swimming, or working out!


Typically a Million Dollar Tan will last between 7-10 days, depending on your skin type and how you care for your tan. Prepping the skin by showering, shaving and exfoliating before tanning will allow you to tan fresh, new skin and thus giving you a longer lasting tan. After tanning, keeping skin hydrated is the best way to extend the length of your tan.


None of our products will streak if applied correctly. Our Mermaid Mousses and Tan Icon have a bronze color guide so you can see where you have applied the sunless tanner. Our Cabana Tan does not have a color guide, but the lotion is white until rubbed in so that you can see where you are applying. If you notice an uneven tan it is due to dry areas of your skin absorbing more of the sunless tanner. Sometimes it helps to put a light layer of lotion on the body before your sunless tanning product. Sunless tanners absorb more on drier areas, so applying lotion first will help to even out the skin and hydrate any dry areas so the product can absorb evenly everywhere.

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