I think this issue of course is the biggest one with sunless tanning besides the tan not lasting long enough.
I have had many new clients tell me "but I don't want to look orange?!" This I totally understand and I always try to help you understand it as well and what the causes of this NOT so pretty problem with sunless tanning.
The 2 biggest reasons you turn orange are...
1. Going to dark for your skin tone will just plain look fake and orange on you. The goal should always be to look like you but even prettier...Period. I think to leave people guessing as to what you did is my biggest compliment to my skills. I have lots of clients who tell me they are so surprised at how natural they look compared to last experience.
2. Being sprayed heavily can turn you orange as well, your skin can only absorb so much and excess solution is just not a good combo. Not to mention bad fading and IF you have gone to dark as well then can you say...spotted ooompa loompa? eeek!
Your artist should always consult with you and your desired result so that you do not have an Orange look to your skin tone. hope this helps you understand a little about the Orange Factor in sunless tanning!
So one question that is on most minds of those who are interested in getting a sunless tan is...."will I turn Orange?"
The reasons for this happening are several and should be considered when getting a sunless tan from a salon or mobile service.
1. How much is applied to your skin~ To much DHA on anyone's skin can turn it orange because the skin can only absorb so much of what is put on it. So for those booth's or Technicians that spray heavy beware that it may happen especially if your fair.
2. Old solution~ some companies buy in BIG bulk to save $$ on S/H and the overall cost of the solution. Well unless your spraying hundreds of clients in a week or more then the solution will get old. Proper storage is a must as well, I use Organic & Natural solutions so I store mine in the fridge since they don't have Parabens to give them extra shelf life.
3. Using to high % of DHA~ For most clients they want realistic results that look pretty and will fade good too. When you are sprayed with a higher % of DHA than you really should be the possibilities of you turning Orange go WAY up. So if you tell the Tech make me as dark as you can and your fair and burn easily...and they LISTEN to you, you most likely will be orange.
So keep that in mind when you schedule a session with anyone, ask a few questions about how its applied and how fresh the solutions are and finally how much experience the Tech has...check out reviews first is a good thing!