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Do people with
Dark Skin

Benefits of tanning for
Dark Skin Types:

People with higher skin types, and more melanin in their skin, need sunlight just as much as people with lower skin types. Vitamin D is produced from exposure to UV light. The higher your skin type, or darker your skin is, the more likely it is that you could have a  Vitamin D deficiency because your skin's melanin acts as your body's built-in SPF, protecting it from sunburn but also blocking the absorption of the UV light to where less vitamin D is produced.

Tanned skin gives your skin a radiant glow, evens out your skin tone, and helps to hide imperfections (camouflages scars and blemishes). It is important to note that dark skin types still require SPF and should be exposed to sunlight in only moderate amounts. 


Dark Skin


Spray tanning is a great option for darker skin types who don't want exposure to UV light. Not only do all of the Victoria's Secret models spray tan, but they also contour with sunless tanning before going on stage, and of course they are sporting a golden glow from a spray tan before they walk the red carpet at award ceremonies. It is also important to have a spray tan on before professional make-up application since it evens out your skin tone and gives your makeup artist a consistent canvas to work with. 

Spray Tans will give dark skin a gorgeous golden glow

When it comes to spray tanning for darker skin types, it is not always about getting darker, it's about achieving a healthy, radiant, even glow and the confidence that comes along with a tan. 

The cosmetics industry has made leaps and bounds in expanding foundation and powders to be more inclusive with colors, and our staff is trained to do the same thing. We have taken color theory classes, skin typing and undertone classes, custom mixing classes, and now People of Color spray tanning classes so that we can help you achieve your desired goals.  

Since Salon Tropics offers a variety of shades to choose from, we will just have a brief consultation with you before spray tanning to make sure we have chosen the correct shade for your skin tone, and we will make sure you know your rinse and shower times before you leave the room. 

Because higher skin tones have more melanin, the likelihood of you turning orange is slim, but it is still important to get the correct shade to keep you natural-looking and glowing. 



Getting a spray tan visibly minimizes imperfections, such as stretch marks, scars, and uneven skin tone. With professional application of contouring targeted areas, we can help you enhance your body's definition. 

The same rules apply to all skin types: shower, shave, exfoliate, and moisturize the day before. This will help achieve a uniform tan. See all of our pre-and post-tan instructions here.


One hidden benefit of spray tanning is the "indirect skin care" you're treating yourself to, from the pre-tan preparations, the high-end ingredients in our spray tan solutions, all the way to your post-tan skin care. 

And, of course, everyone looks better tanned. Our Custom Spray Tan solutions are high in Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid to help them last up to 10 days, plus you'll want to moisturize at least 2 times a day and drink plenty of water. 

We hope that we have encouraged you to try out our Sun, Spray, Spa, or Smile services! We have a variety of products for all skin types for use at home, in the UV beds, and before and after spray tanning. Reach out to Salon Tropics because everyone deserves to feel like a Golden Goddess (and be treated like one, too!)


Custom Airbrush Spray Tan Results

** This gallery will be updated soon with our own customer results! **

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