Self Tanning FAQs

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What sort of DHA is in the Bronze Cactus self tan products?

We are proud to say that all of our self-tanning products are made from 100% naturally derived DHA ingredients.

How many applications will I get from one bottle of self tanning mousse?

When it comes to self-tanning, each individual has unique body types and preferences on product usage. Over-saturating your skin isn't desirable. Typically, one bottle of our Self Tanning Mousse provides 8-10 full body applications, delivering a lasting solution.

How do I apply the self tanning mousse?

For a flawless, streak-free glow-up, we highly recommend our Velvet Tanning Mitt as the perfect companion to our Self Tanning Mousse!

What is the difference between the shades?

Achieving a sun-kissed, natural look is easier than you think. Here are some tips to help you make the best choice:

  • Chocolate Glaze or Caramel Cream are the perfect choices if you're looking for a natural, effortless look that screams "beach day."
  • For a more intense Bahama bronze, Double Dipped is the way to go.
  • If you're feeling daring and want to channel your inner Bahama mama, Dutch Chocolate is the shade for you.
  • And if you're in the mood for something special, Express is perfect for any occasion. 

With these shades, you'll be able to achieve a perfect sun-kissed look all year round.

How often should I apply it to my face?

To maintain a bronzed complexion, we suggest re-applying our Tanning Mist or Tanning Water  every 1-2 days. Additionally, you can use our tanning drops throughout the week. However, keep in mind that the face fades faster than the body. Don't worry, we have a few solutions to help keep your face matching your body until it's time to reapply.

How long after applying self tan should I shower?

Timing is everything when it comes to Chocolate Glaze, Caramel Cream, Double Dipped, Dutch, Tanning Mist, and Water. For that oh-so-perfect glow, let it soak in for 6-8 hours, depending on your preference. But buckle up for Express, which intensifies with time! Leave it on for an hour for a kiss of color, 2-3 hours for a sun-kissed vibe, and four hours for a full-on beach babe look. Let the tanning games begin!

How long will the self tanning mousse last on my skin?

Typically, a fake tan can last anywhere between five to seven days, depending on your skin cell turnover rate. To maintain a vibrant and long-lasting tan, it's essential to prep your skin properly. Use a mitt to exfoliate and wash with tan-safe aftercare products. And don't forget to keep your skin hydrated – it's the most important step!

Will the self tan protect me from UV exposure?

Our Bronze Cactus self-tanning goodies don't act as a shield against those pesky UV rays. So, if you're out and about soaking up the sun, slap on some SPF too, and keep your skin safe and sound.

How do I remove self tan from my skin?

Effortlessly remove unwanted self-tanner with the Color Cancel Remover! For optimal results, combine with our Exfoliating Mitt. In just a few minutes, your skin will be smooth, refreshed and ready to apply a new tan.

Can I use Bronze Cactus self tan products if I suffer from eczema or sensitive skin?

Our products are a 100% natural concoction, jam-packed with healing properties, perfect for tackling pesky skin conditions like eczema. But, before diving into a full-body soak, we suggest running a small patch test on sensitive skin to be extra safe.

Is the Bronze Cactus self tan safe to use if I am pregnant?

If you're pregnant or breastfeeding, you may wonder if self-tanning products are safe to use. Generally, these products are safe, but avoid applying them to your chest if you're nursing. However, it's best to consult your healthcare provider before using any new products or testing them on your skin, especially during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Hormones can be unpredictable, so it's better to err on the side of caution.