PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY

Athlete Comp Tan Info

ATHLETE TANNING BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE TAN LAB®
Leaders in sunless tanning, The Tan Lab® now offers innovative Athlete tanning products unmatched by DHA only products.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are using our products for the first time, we recommend a trial home application or spray tan at least two weeks prior your show.

WARNING: Our products do not contain sunscreen and do not protect against sunburn. UV exposure can lead to skin cancer and premature aging. At The Tan Lab® we promote safe tanning.

CAUTION: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, mucous membranes. Discontinue use if any irritation occurs. Keep out of reach of children.

Our products have been developed to work in synergy with one another and in order to get the best results, we advise you use these products in accordance to the manufacturer’s directions. We cannot guarantee your final results if other Brands are used or you have mixed your own products.

PRE-TAN TIPS
Waxing and shaving will vary between male and female contestants and can be done 24-72 hours prior to your BASE TAN application. If you are new to waxing, we suggest you wax approximately a week prior to your BASE TAN application to avoid skin irritation. Get to know your body and what works for you. You cannot shave or wax after your BASE TAN is applied.

Do not get sunburnt before your competition – peeling skin causes patches and tan lines which are not easily disguised.

For best results, ensure that existing tan is removed completely before your first BASE TAN application.

Regular exfoliation a few weeks prior your competition will ensure all dead skin cells have been removed. Smooth subtle skin is essential for a great, even looking tan. Keep your skin hydrated and pay special attention to your knees, elbows, hands, feet and heels. The better condition your skin is in leading up to your tan, the better the product will absorb and the more flawless your tan will look. This will also ensure your tan fades off more evenly after the competition.

BASE TAN – PREPARATION
Ensure the body is fully exfoliated and free from shaving cream body lotion, oil, fragrance and make-up. We suggest using non moisturising, PH Balancing liquid gel or soap / exfoliating gloves / exfoliating sponge / The Tan Lab Micro-Exfoliant Powder. These exfoliators can be used after competing to assist in the removal of your Athlete tan. Dry skin thoroughly and get ready for your Athlete Base Tan.

Clear nail polish may be applied to finger and toe nails to prevent staining.

Should you have very dry areas such as ankles, knees and elbows – a thin layer of The Tan Lab Barrier Cream may be applied prior to base tan application.

Caution: Avoid deodorant, perfume and cologne. These products may raise the skins PH and turn your armpits and body green!

STEP 1
BASE TAN APPLICATION – PROFESSIONAL OR HOME USE
A stable BASE TAN is vital when competing as it allows for a flawless SHOW TAN on the day of your competition. Depending on the desired intensity of your BASE TAN and your skin tone, this product allows for multiple applications. Ensure 24hr development is achieved between applications. THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS ACTIVE TANNING INGREDIENTS. This product may be a self-application or spray application.

We have developed our BASE TAN with less “bronzer” than what you may be accustomed to for two simple reasons: More Bronzer = sticky body & dirty sheets! CAUTION: Because our BASE TAN does not have excess bronzers, do not be tempted to over spray this product – rather gauge your colour after the full 24-hour development process and then re-apply if need be.

Ensure your base tan is applied to clean dry skin using your preferred method of application. Less product should be used on dry areas such as ankles, knees and elbows. Wear loose fitting clothing and flip-flops. Do not wear any RED. The RED dye in cotton could tend to turn your skin GREEN!
After your colour has been applied, plan to sleep in loose, oversized clothing until the morning. This will eliminate any inadvertent hand marks on your body during sleep.

AVOID CONTACT WITH WATER AND SWEATING – THIS WILL RESULT IN AN UNEVEN BASE TAN

SPRAY TAN (BASE TAN)
This is an option that may be on offer at an organised venue a day prior to the show. Professional trained applicators will apply your BASE TAN. Always ask for ATHLETE COMPETITION TAN by THE TAN LAB! Alternatively, contact an Athlete Competition Tan Applicator. Our approved Applicators offer mobile / in salon spray tanning.

IMPORTANT: SHOWERING IS ACCEPTABLE BETWEEN MULTIPLE BASE TAN APPLICATIONS. WE DO HOWEVER RECOMMEND YOUR FINAL BASE TAN IS NOT SHOWERED OFF AND IS FULLY DEVELOPED BEFORE SHOW TAN APPLICATION. THIS IS APPLICABLE FOR BOTH HOME AND SPRAY TAN APPLICATIONS.

STEP 2
SHOW TAN APPLICATION – PROFESSIONAL OR HOME USE
This quick drying rich INSTANT COLOUR will be washed off after the show with soap and water. This product DOES NOT CONTAIN ACTIVE TANNING INGREDIENTS. WE DO NOT SUGGEST THIS PRODUCT BE USED WITHOUT A BASE TAN FOR A SHOW, however it is ideal for a photo shoot as it can be washed off afterwards. SELF APPLICATION

Prior to application, ensure the BASE TAN is fully developed. FINAL BASE COAT SHOULD NOT BE SHOWERED OFF.
Using your preferred method of application (Mitt / gloves / roller / sponge etc.) apply evenly for a flawless application.

Increase intensity with multiple applications.

Avoid contact with water or excessive sweating after application.
Caution: Avoid deodorant, perfume and cologne. These products may raise the skins PH and turn your armpits and body green!

SPRAY TAN (SHOW TAN)
This is an option that may be on offer at an organised venue or backstage on the day of the show. Professional trained applicators will apply your SHOW TAN. Always ask for ATHLETE COMPETITION TAN by THE TAN LAB! Alternatively, contact an Athlete Competition Tan Applicator. Our approved Applicators offer mobile / in salon spray tanning.

Wear loose fitting clothing and flip-flops. Do not wear any RED. The RED dye in cotton could tend to turn your skin GREEN!

We suggest you always carry your SHOW TAN which can be used to touch up before your GLAZE is applied. Applicators should generally be available back stage to assist if need be.

AVOID CONTACT WITH WATER AND SWEATING – THIS WILL RESULT IN AN UNEVEN SHOW TAN.

STEP 3
GLAZE
AEROSOL APPLICATION
Our ATHLETE GLAZE will seal your SHOW TAN, lock in your colour and prevent bronzer from running or streaking. Muscle enhancing glaze is the finishing touch that gives a sleek look to your perfect physique. With natural oils, your skin is moisturised.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Aerosol application. Apply ATHLETE GLAZE sparingly using even strokes approximately 30cm away from the body
Avoid contact with water or excessive sweating after application.

IMPORTANT
Our products have been developed to work in synergy with one another – we cannot guarantee results if other products are used.

 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What is PH Balance and how does this affect my skin?
What does PH stand for? Potential Hydrogen. It is used to describe the acid-alkaline ratio of a substance, which ranges from 0 (the most acidic) to 14 (the most alkaline). The health of your body—and skin—is directly linked to maintaining the right balance between acidity and alkalinity. How so? The skin’s barrier, which is known as the acid mantle, is responsible for keeping in lipids and moisture while blocking germs, pollution, toxins, and bacteria. To work its best, the acid mantle should be slightly acidic, at a 5.5 pH balance. When your skin is too alkaline, it can become dry and sensitive. Over exfoliation can damage your skins barrier and in turn affect your skins PH level.
Maintaining a healthy PH balance within your body is also extremely important – in some cases, an over acidic body may lead to your tan turning green.

Can I skip my BASE TAN and only do a SHOW TAN on the day of my competition?
We do not suggest skipping your BASE TAN – this is the most important part of our 3-step regime.
A dark stable base will provide a large percentage of your colour. The SHOW TAN will provide rich instant colour to complete the depth of your tan required on the day of your show. This product does not contain DHA and will be washed off after the show.

How dark can I go?
Athlete Competition Tan is an innovative product created especially for bodybuilding. You can go as dark as you need to with multiple applications of both BASE TAN and SHOW TAN.

Do I need to use the GLAZE?
Yes! Not only will our GLAZE enhance muscle definition, it will lock in and seal your colour to prevent your SHOW TAN from streaking.

Will I Go Orange?
Ensure BASE TAN is used in accordance to the manufacturer’s directions, allowing full development between applications. Athlete SHOW TAN has a special bronzer that allows you to go as dark as you need unlike competitor products which layer DHA leading to over development.

What should I do if I spill water or need a touch up?
This does happen, and often you need a quick fix! Because our SHOW TAN dries instantly it can be tricky to touch up. You can use a little GLAZE, and ‘blend’ the patch to even it out. Apply a little SHOW TAN to the affected area by lightly patting the skin with your sponge or applicator. So, make sure you have your GLAZE handy as it allows for a little more workability on those areas!

What should I wear after my tan?
Wear loose dark clothing to avoid any unnecessary rubbing off.

Why should I avoid wearing RED after by Base or Show Tan?
Do not wear red as it is the dye in cotton has been known to turn a tan green!