VersaSpa Automatic Spray Tanning

Everything To Know Before Getting An Automatic Spray Tan

Automatic spray tanning can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it. But don’t worry, I’m confident by the end of this article you’ll be scheduling your first appointment!

First thing I’ll say to spark your interest-

It’s SO easy!!

Almost too easy in fact. Achieving that attractive glowing skin tone is simple and quick enough to add into your skin care regimen with ease. Our automated spray tan booth is equipped with three nozzles to ensure even, full-body coverage with less bypasses.

Which brings me on to the next convincing point-  

Quick enough to do on lunch break!!

A spray tan in our VersaSpa booth takes only three minutes to achieve a glowing natural tan. So, if you assume undressing and redressing, you’ll spend no more than fifteen minutes from the moment you walk into the room until you leave the salon.

Next on the list for the sign me up train is-

Premium, professional-grade natural ingredients!!

Eco-certified Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is the active ingredient most often used in sunless tanners. It’s usually derived from plant sources like beets or sugar cane.

Eco-Certified Erythrulose gives an extra pop of color around 24 hours after tanning, allowing the tan to last longer. All our VersaSpa spray and self-tanning products are formulated with Erythrulose.

Dimethyl Isosorbide (DMI) helps the tan solution properly absorb into the skin for a deeper, even tan.

Products are also formulated with age-defying skincare benefits

Our VersaSpa has a unique blend of green & brown marine algae to detoxify, rejuvenate, and hydrate the skin so everyone can look as good as they feel. It will stimulate the collagen in your skin and the amino acids in DHA to create the most natural looking glow.

Lastly before I get into how to prepare for your appointment-

You have a choice between light, medium or darker results!!

Control your color from a natural glow to a deep, dark tan. This option makes our VersaSpa suitable for ALL SKIN TYPES! The spray gives you a radiant glow, evens out your skin tone, and hides blemishes.

For those with darker skin tones, when it comes to choosing a shade, remember it’s not about looking darker – it is all about the glow and the healthy radiant shine and confidence that comes along with it. In Ebony’s guide to “Black Girl Tanning,” the writer points to spray tanning as a safe, UV-free method to embrace the skin’s natural glow.

How do you prepare before your automatic spray tan?

Preparation is key to a natural, streak-free tan. Make these steps part of your normal beauty regimen for smooth, vibrant skin before and after you tan.

Prep Your Skin

The MOST important part of washing your body before your spray appointment is to remove all the beauty product residue from your skin. Lotion, perfume, deodorant, body spray, etc. All these things can cause a barrier between your skin and the spray tan solution.

Exfoliate. Before you tan, exfoliate away any excess skin cells. Pay special attention to rough areas like the knees, elbows, ankles, and heels. Make sure to use a mild body wash that is clean rinsing and does not add extra moisturizing finish as it will coat the skin.

Come to your appointment make-up free. Remove makeup and any other products that could inhibit absorption.

Many shower products contain oil, wax, and moisturizers that will coat your skin, not allowing your tan to soak in evenly


Dry, imbalanced skin will over-absorb DHA (the active ingredient in sunless tanning products) and may risk bring an unnatural hue. Hydrating your skin is important but skip the lotion the day of your appointment.

For maximizing hydration without any questions, we offer a VersaSpa Intensifying Primer, which will moisturize and balance your skin’s pH to accelerate development time and intensify the natural tan look.


If you plan to wax or shave, do so before you tan. Waxing afterward could remove the tanned layers of skin, leaving streaks

Put on Loose-Fitting Clothing

It’s easy– think simple and loose. Whether it’s the weekend and you have sweats and a t-shirt or you’re going to or from work in a maxi skirt, keep clothing dark and loose that day until you shower.

Don’t worry if some gets onto your clothes, it is water soluble and will be removed after the next wash in cold water.

After Automatic Spray Tan

Wait to Shower

Stay dry for 4-6 hours to allow the natural tan time to develop. Also try to avoid swimming and sweating from exercise during that period.

If you use a product containing bronzer, it will wash off when you shower, leaving the extended tan underneath. With VersaSpa products, your tan will take up to 24 hours to reach peak color, and last for about a week with one application.

Use Gentle Cleansers

Use a sulfate-free body wash. Gentle and non-stripping to help keep your bronzy color on your skin. The body naturally exfoliates the epidermis, or top layer of skin, weekly. So, when you notice fading, exfoliate your skin in the areas that are losing color to help your tan fade naturally.

Keep Moisturizing

Just like before you tan, dry skin after you tan can cause color to fade faster and become uneven. To combat this, keep skin hydrated with a daily moisturizer. Better yet, use a lotion with gradual tanner to replace color as the tan fades.

Pair with Gradual Tanner (optional)

If you work out or swim routinely, color can fade sooner. To protect your glow and extend the life of your tan, consider complementing your extended self-tan with a gradual tanner, such as: 

Body Butter: Luxuriously moisturize skin and keep your beautiful tan with the VersaSpa Gradual Tanning Body Butter Lotion.

Face Moisturizer: VersaSpa Gradual Tanning Face Moisturizer instantly hydrates skin, blurs fine lines, and creates a beautiful natural tan. This weightless blend leaves skin silky and renewed while developing a glow.

When used daily, these products progressively build color and extend your tan. They can also be used on their own for a gradual tan and to maximum control over your color, reaching peak color in about 7 days.


To add the cherry on top, here at Sun Vibez Studio in Flushing, MI the VersaSpa Pro is only $30/session!

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CALL 810-659-8898 to schedule today!

Remember to always feel confident in your own skin.

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