Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
This question is for the online product sales. Recently I purchased the Rationale self-tanner tinted.
My question is what is the length of time I need to keep the product on before showering, I had the product on for 5 hours and showered only to find most of the product had washed away leaving a light tan compared to the darker tan before showering.
I followed the directions on the bottle even re applying after 30mins as suggested for a deeper tan. The directions does not indicate though what is the length of time before showering so as not to rub colour off on bedding at night.
Can you help.
It can depend on each individuals skin type however we recommend to leave Self Tanner on for a minimum of 6-8hours for best results. This tends to be the norm for self tanners on the market