TanTowel - Full Body Application Classic Self-Tan for Fair to Medium Skin Tones - 5 Towelettes
TanTowel Classic Full Body Application Self Tan is for fair to medium skin. Each TanTowel classic towelette is concentrated with a self-tan forumla to give you a quick and even application with no streaking, mess or fuss. Tantowel Classic will produce a uniform, natural looking glow within 2 to 4 hours. For a deeper tan, apply another TanTowel after 4 hours. To maintain your tan, reapply as needed or 2 to 3 times a week. For darker result apply more frequently. Light citrus fragrance. Results may vary.
TanTowel towelettes are infused with a clear self-tanning formula which works with the proteins and amino acids in your skin to produce a healthy and natural sunless tan in just a few hours. TanTowel Full Body towelettes give you a quick and even application from head to toe with no streaks, mess or fuss.
Skin Cancer Facts
Each year more than a million people in the United States are diagnosed with the most common forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. These two diseases are most often grouped as non-melanoma skin cancers.
The American Cancer Society estimates that about 1.3 million new cases of non-melanoma skin cancers will be diagnosed in the United States this year, making these two combined the most common cancer in the United States.
Most people who are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancers are age 50 or older, but because these diseases often are a result of too much exposure to the sun, everyone, even the youngest toddlers, should take precautions against them.
Sunlight & Skin Cancer
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the single most important cause of skin cancer, especially when overexposure results in sunburn and blistering. Other less common causes of skin cancer include repeated exposure to x-rays and exposure to coal tar, arsenic, and other industrial compounds.
Sunlight is beneficial and even necessary to life and good health. Tanning and burning, however, are not among those benefits, there is no such thing as a "healthy tan."
Over the past decade, researchers have discovered that the tanning response begins only after DNA in skin cells has been damaged by exposure to sunlight. Although the exact wavelengths and timing of the solar radiation associated with different types of skin cancer are under investigation, the basic preventive lesson remains the same: protect your skin from the sun. Fortunately there are ways to prevent most non-melanoma skin cancers and to detect them early when they do arise. When treated early, the vast majority of these cancers are curable.
The lifetime melanoma risk for the average American is about 1 percent. However, a combination of genetics, environment, and lifestyle can make the development of melanoma much more common in some people.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common cancer in humans worldwide. In the United States, it accounts for more than 75 percent of all skin cancers.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinomas arise from the upper levels of the epidermis, usually on places that have been exposed to the sun. They account for about 20 percent of skin cancers in the United States. Squamous cell carcinomas have an excellent cure rate when detected early.
Application Tips & Tricks
- START WITH CLEAN DRY SKIN
Avoid body wash and soap products that contain oils, and creams, and lotions before applying the TanTowel. These will block the self-tanning ingredients from developing.
Exfoliate your skin before application. This will help eliminate dry and dead skin cells for an even application.
- BE THOROUGH
With the towelette use a circular motion over all areas you would like color to develop. You cannot go over an area too much, but if you miss an area no color will produce.
- WASH YOUR HANDS
When you are applying your towelette, the formula is being absorbed into the palms of your hands. Washing your hands with soap, water and lathering for a few seconds will help so the formula does not develop.
- GET DRESSED
You may get dressed as soon as your skin is dry to the touch. Upon application the towelettes will not stain your clothing.
- STAY DRY
For the next 4-6 hours while the formula is developing, stay clear from water, lotions or liquids on your skin! This will wash off the self-tanning solution from areas while the rest of your skin continues to tan.
- ENJOY YOUR COLOR
Color will begin to develop within 3-4 hours, and may can continue to develop up to 6 hours later. TanTowel typically lasts 4-7 days. You may extend the life of your tan by using TanTowel On The Glow moisturizer daily, and avoiding excessive exfoliation during the week.
It may take more than one application to achieve desired results.
TanTowel On The Glow Frequently Asked Questions
Should I moisturize before or after using TanTowel?
TanTowel needs to be applied to CLEAN and DRY skin (meaning free of lotions, creams, and oils). They recommend using TanTowel Moisture Mist and TanTowel On The Glow lotions; these have been designed to work with TanTowel's self-tan process and will not inhibit the tan. They also recommend that you wait 10 minutes before applying either the TanTowel Moisture Mist, or TanTowel On the Glow. Otherwise, you need to wait 3-4 hours so as not to interrupt the tanning process.
How long do the tanning products take to dry (so I can dress)?
The TanTowel dries within seconds of application since it has the consistency of water. You can get dressed right away because there is no stain or dyes, and it will not come off on your clothing.
Is there a TanTowel that can be used on the face?
Tantowel was created for both the face and body.
When using TanTowel, should you wash your hands periodically to prevent staining?
Yes or if your hands are dry you can apply lotion to your hands before you start your application this will slow down the absorbing process, and wash your hands after application. TanTowel recommends having a moist hand towel; then when you are done applying your TanTowel, you can rub your palms and fingers on the moist hand towel.
How long do the sealed tanning products last?
Tantowel will last until they are opened or punctured. TanTowel recommend that they be used within 24 months, but they have lasted longer.
Is there a shelf-life on the tanning products?
Each TanTowel is triple heat sealed to maintain the freshness and quality of the product. They are like canned goods, as long as they are not punctured and have been kept in a cool, dry environment (i.e. closet, bathroom cabinet, etc.) they are still good. TanTowel recommends that they be used within 24 months.
Are they hypoallergenic?
TanTowel has been doctor-tested and dermatologically approved.
How much of each product does it take to do an entire body application?
TanTowel Half Body will cover approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the body, depending on your size, height and skin porosity. TanTowel Full Body will complete a full body (head to toe) application on an average-sized person.
Will they make age spots darker?
Because TanTowel works with the protein and amino acids in the skin, individual results may vary.
TanTowel was incorporated in 1998 by Australian-born Lori Braun, the president and owner of Tan Towel. Lori's dream to create the ultimate self-tanning product came true with her creation of the patented process of the tan towel which she started researching in her home town of Melbourne, in 1997. Lori's desire to produce a product that would provide a healthy, natural looking glow that was simple to apply, odorless, no mess, and would not streak, brought her to the United States where she was able to achieve all of the product standards and quality that she demanded. With continued advancement, the ever-growing Tan Towel business has seen and will continue to see the same care and quality of products being added to their line. Lori's vision has not only exceeded expectations for herself and millions of customers all over the world, but has helped in the education of the sun damage that leads to skin cancer.
In March 2008, TanTowel celebrated their 10-year anniversary. To go along with that celebration, they have redesigned their packaging. They have the same great formula, with a brand new look.