10th January 2011

St Tropez FAQ

What do I need to do prepare my skin before applying the product?
You will need to exfoliate the skin thoroughly, and then moisturise difficult areas only, such as knees, ankles, elbows etc.

How dark is it on really fair/pale skin?
For people with really fair skin the product will give them a natural healthy glow, for a deeper tan a second application may need to be applied. The tan will look darker on people with olive skin for example.

What should I wear whilst I’m waiting for the tan develop?
It is advised to wear loose baggy clothing, so the tan does not rub off by abrasive clothing.

How long should I wait before showering?
A minimum of 3 hours.

Does the tan go orange?
No. The formulation has a tint of green in it which prevents the tan from going orange.

How long will the tan last for?
Some people report tans lasting up to two weeks. On average we recommend that a tan will last a minimum of 7 – 10 days.

Will it wash off?
Only if you attempted to bathe before the tan was fully developed, during the four-hour period. Once the tan has developed you can shower and bathe as normal.

Can I go swimming?
Swimming in the sea on holiday is fine. However, swimming in baths is not advised as chlorine bleaches the tan.

Can I sunbathe with this product?
The self-tan product has no SPF factors in it, so normal protection products would need to be applied on top to sunbathe.

Does the product smell?
The product has a pleasant aromatic scent.

Can vitiligo sufferers use this product?
Yes. Vitiligo sufferers find that this product does help to cover their condition and we have produced a set of application directions specifically for vitiligo sufferers.

I am allergic to other self-tanning products; will I be allergic to this product?
It is very likely that you are allergic to the DHA’s present in self-tan products. The St. Tropez self tan also has these present.

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