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Sunless Tanning

Sunless tanning often referred to as spray tanning, is a safe and alternative way to obtain a sun tan without the damage from the suns harmful UV rays.

Sunless Tanning Services

Wicked Chill Spa uses Aviva Labs products because they are...

  • Doctor formulated

  • Natural-looking and long lasting

  • Even fading

  • Oil-free

  • Fragrance-free

  • Alcohol-free

  • Erythrulose-free

  • Only made with FDA approved Ingredients

  • PETA-approved

  • Composed of the highest quality, premium grade DHA

  • Water-based

  • Fast-drying

  • Vegan

  • Not tested on Animals

  • Free of harsh dyes and chemicals

  • Nut-free

  • Non-comedogenic

  • Always fresh and come with a 6-month shelf-life guarantee

  • Hypoallergenic

  • Formulated with long term health in mind

Spray tans are easy, convenient, and a healthier alternative to sunbathing!


 Dihydroxyacetone (or DHA for short) is the tanning ingredient in all self-tanning formulas. DHA creates a tanned appearance by developing a brown color on the surface of the skin thus creating a tanned appearance. DHA is a colorless 3-carbon sugar that when applied to the skin causes a chemical reaction with amino acids in the surface cells of the skin producing a darkening effect. DHA does not damage skin as it only affects the outermost cells of the epidermis, the outer layer of skin. The development of color takes anywhere from 6 to 8 hours and the intensity of color is dependent upon the DHA concentration in the product as well as each person’s skin type. The tan typically lasts 5 to 7 days and begins to fade as the top layer of skin cells naturally sheds.


Amazing benefits from being spray tanned at Wicked Chill Spa with Aviva Labs solutions:

  • 10x Smoother Skin 

  • 2x Faster drying time

  • Faster appearing tan

  • Certified Organic blend

  • Exotic anti-aging boosters

  • Hypoallergenic 

  • 100% Vegan

  • PETA-Approved

  • Allergen-Free

    • No Oil​

    • No Alcohol

    • No Frangrance

    • No Parabens

    • No Sulfate 

    • No Gluten

    • No Erythrulose 

    • No Nuts of any kind

Before your spray tan:

  1. Exfoliate- Exfoliating cleans your pores, removes unwanted residues left behind from soaps, shampoos, fragrances, and best of all it also restarts your skin cycle by removing all the older skin, bringing you to a clean slate. Exfoliation process is a good idea before a spray tanning service because the fresher your skin is the longer you have before your tan starts fading. In addition because exfoliating removes those residues, which can actually create a barrier between you and your tan, by exfoliating properly you can extend the life of your tan by up to three days!

  2. AVOID PH Balancing Sprays, Prep sprays, and don’t use Barrier creams- Anything that is sprayed or applied to your skin prior to your spray tan service is going to negatively impact your tan by creating a barrier between you and the solution. This barrier means that the tanning solution is not adhering as effectively as it could, so you aren’t getting the best tan results possible, resulting in a faster fading tan and in some cases a blotchy or patchy tan where the DHA couldn’t get through at all due to the barrier.

  3. Shaving- It is ideal to shave either the day before or a few hours in advance. The reason these requirements are in place is because shaving opens up the pores in your skin and the shaving cream leaves a residue behind, both of which can negatively impact your spray tan’s life expectancy and performance. If you absolutely must shave right before your tan, do so with lukewarm water, a brand new razor, and an oil-free shaving cream.

  4. Sun burns: For pretty obvious reasons, skin peeling from sunburns can severely impair the results of a spray tan. In fact, the results are often so unpredictable that many spray tan professionals will refuse to spray you if you’ve been recently burned. The reason for this is simple: a sunburn causes your skin to slough off in big patches, resulting in a horribly uneven tan that can virtually disappear overnight as you peel. The best advice? Wait until after your skin has recovered before getting your next spray tan–and of course invest in a good sunblock and avoid being in direct contacts of the suns harmful UV rays.

After your spray tan:​

  1. Solution with Alcohol- Solutions are often blended with alcohol to act as a drying agent for your spray tan. The idea is that the alcohol will make the stickiness and tackiness of an oil-based spray tan dissipate faster. Unfortunately this comes at a price. Just as the alcohol is drying out your tan, it is also drying out your skin. Drier skin is proven to have a much higher turnover rate than moisturized skin, so alcohol will actually be causing your tan to fade faster and unevenly. There are ways around this, like moisturizing far more frequently than you normally would, but the easiest we’ve found is to simply offer products that do not contain alcohol. Having an alcohol-free solution means that your skin won’t be turning over faster, extending the life of your tan! Ask our staff about our spray tan safe after care lotions and products. 

  2. Tight clothing after the service- Everyone loves fitting into their skinny jeans, but when it comes to spray tanning that is advised against. As you’ve probably noticed before, a spray tan rubs off on clothing. You may think that this is just the bronzers rubbing off, but with oil-based solutions this is also a strong indication that you are losing DHA as well. The less DHA you have on your skin, the lighter your tan is going to develop and the sooner you’re going to be booking another appointment with your spa. Wearing a loose fitting dress is always an option, or loose fitting sweat pants/shorts with t-shirt until at least the DHA has had a chance to develop.

  3. Rinsing off too early-The most catastrophic thing you can do to a tan is wash it off too early, before the DHA has had a chance to set into your skin. This will result in you completely losing your tan, if not most of it. Most “traditional” spray tan solutions require a full 8-12 hours to develop. The rapid tan solutions you can leave on for as little as 30 minutes in some cases, but it’s important to understand that you’ll still lose your bronzer color when you first rinse off with a rapid tan. Don’t freak out though: the tan from a rapid solution will darken over time (that same 8-12 hours), and you’ll be tan again soon.

  4. Using products that harm/negatively affect a spray tan- Maintaining your skin’s health with different beauty products is always a good idea, but when it comes to your spray tan there are a number of products that you should be aware of that can actually harm your tan. There are too many to go into in this paragraph, but a good rule of thumb is to purchase beauty products that have been specifically tested for use with spray tanning, ask someone from our staff for a list of products. 

  5. Not moisturizing- If you aren’t moisturizing on the days following your spray tan appointment then you are setting yourself up for failure. Moisturizing ensures that your skin stays healthy, which means that your skin will turn over slower. See where I’m going here? The more you moisturize, the longer your tan will last. If that’s not enough, moisturizing also will help keep your dry areas (like elbows or knees) from fading faster than the rest of your body. All in all, there really is no good reason to not moisturize after your spray tan.

  6. Ocean water/Chlorine/Excessive sweating-  The chlorine in pools and salt in the oceans really do a number on your skin. Likewise, working out dumps tons of salt onto your skin and can wreak havoc on a spray tan. The best way to combat this is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. After you work out, after you go for a swim, or any other activity that gets salt, dirt, or grime on your body: rinse the chlorine or salt, or whatever it is that you got into, off of your body and then make sure to apply your favorite moisturizer so that your tan doesn’t suffer from your active lifestyle.

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