How do I avoid the orange undertone when tanning?

First, what causes skin to look orange? Over-application (that can be too much product in one application and/or applying too frequently), using ‘budget brands’ that use lower-quality ingredients, and applying when your skin is noticeably dry. Follow these tips:

  • VersaSpa products are formulated to counter the unwanted orange undertone by only using premium, Eco-Certified ingredients and skin softeners that produce the most beautiful tan while making you look and feel younger.
  • For the best results, exfoliate using VersaSpa Cleaning Exfoliator to remove any dry skin. This will help to ensure an even application and a beautiful tan.

How to have a streak-free and even tan

  • Shave or wax at least 12 hours before tanning.
  • Exfoliate and rub-off excess, dead skin cells for an even tan.
  • Avoid lotion before tanning, since lotions can act as a barrier on the skin and cause streaks.
    Tip: Instead of using a moisturizer the day of tanning, try VersaSpa Intensifying Primer, which will moisturize and balance your skin’s pH to accelerate development time and intensify the tan.
  • For self-tanners, apply with the VersaSpa self-tan applicator mitt for an easy, even and mess-free application.
  • When spray tanning in a salon using an automated spray tan booth, try Perfector to balance your skin’s pH for a deeper, darker, even tan that will develop faster.
  • Don’t forget, after the tanning application, avoid getting wet, like working out or showering for about 4-6 hours to allow the tan time to develop.

Beautiful Tanning Results

Avoid the unwanted orange undertone

VersaSpa products are formulated to counter the unwanted orange undertone by only using premium, Eco-Certified ingredients and skin softeners that produce the most beautiful tan while making you look and feel younger.

However, avoid over-applying extended tanning products, as everyone’s skin tans differently. Best practices include testing and moderation. You can also pamper yourself and exfoliate between tanning applications to rub off dead-skin cells.




Tan without the odor

VersaSpa products are formulated with breakthrough odor control technology, Odor-Ban 200™, designed to virtually eliminate the odor commonly caused by sunless products. Not all skin chemistry is the same, but 89% of panelists surveyed said, ‘little to no odor’.



Cassandra Clyde

Ultimate Tanning is the cleanest salon I have been to! The employees are very friendly and take their time to explain the different beds and packages… the prices are very reasonable and I even received a free lotion for signing up for only 5 months!! Incredible deal… check them out!!

Madonna Gustavson

My husband bought me a package for Christmas and it was the best present ever!! I have unlimited tanning in the entire salon for $89/mo. which allows me to use the magic spray and hydration station along with any tanning bed I want! It’s the deal of the year!

Sunless Tanning Dictionary

  • Sunless Tan

    The application of either a self-tan product, or spray tan to your body. When applied, DHA (the active ingredient in sunless tanning products) reacts with the proteins in the skin’s superficial layer to form a golden-brown color. Your skin begins to darken 2-3 hours after application and reaches its peak color within 24 hours. The color will gradually fade through natural exfoliation, just like a tan from the sun.

  • Professional In-Salon Spray Tan System

    A private, warm, automated spray system that delivers a full-body, VersaSpa spray tan, in about 3 minutes.

  • Self-Tan (at-home)

    A professional-quality VersaSpa self-tanner you can take home and apply when needed.

  • Bronzer

    A temporary cosmetic color, which is especially great when you want a great tan right now. The cosmetic bronzer washes off in your next shower – just like a make-up foundation.

  • DHA

    The active ingredient most often used in all sunless tanners, including tinted moisturizers, self-tanners, and spray tan solution. DHA is a carbohydrate (monosaccharide sugar) compound approved by the FDA for use in externally applied sunless tanning solutions. For misting applications, the FDA recommends protective measures to prevent eye contact, inhalation or ingestion. DHA is often derived from a vegetable source like beets or sugar cane. The FDA added DHA to the list of approved colors for cosmetic products in the 1970s. VersaSpa DHA ingredients are Eco-Certified.

  • Extended Tan

    A tan that develops in 6-8 hours and may last 5-7 days with one application. An extended tan can be a self-tanning product or in-salon spray tan.

  • Gradual Tan

    A product that will build color – gradually – with each application. The great feature is that you can control the depth of color, from a hint to a deeper and darker tone. Maximum color intensity is reached in about one week.

  • Exfoliate

    To wash or rub your skin with a granular substance to remove dead cells from the epidermis, or top layer of skin. Everyone’s skin naturally sheds the epidermis, every week. We recommend exfoliating before tanning to remove dying and dead skin cells to make the tan appear even and for an even fade.

  • FDA

    FDA – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments that regulates products and product safety. The FDA considers sunless tanning products a cosmetic.

  • FDA Advisory

    The FDA has approved DHA (primary tanning agent in sunless tanning products) for external application to the skin. For spray/misting applications, the FDA recommends protective measures to prevent eye contact, inhalation or ingestion. To ensure complete protection, the FDA suggests wearing protective eyewear, nose filters, ear plugs, lip balm, and undergarments.

    To read the complete FDA position on DHA, visit:

Happy Tanner

Got the level 5. month pass. Can do anything from the best bed the matrix, the hydra station, and even there ultra bronze 950, level 5 bed. It is the best tan in vegas. And it never burns ya. Friendly, and cute employees also.

6 Steps to the Darkest Tan

Step 1: Never tan dry! Dry skin requires 7 minutes to build melanin for a tanning bed to be effective.  Dry tanning wastes 7 minutes of tanning time!

Step 2: No outdoor lotion! Outdoor lotion is designed to protect the body from UV rays, while indoor lotion is designed to promote the body’s ability to receive UV rays.  Outdoor lotions also contain mineral oils that damage the acrylic and block the tanning power of the lamps.  Outdoor lotions are forbidden in any certified tanning salon. Ask our staff for their recommendations on the right lotion for you.

Step 3: Go for it! If you reach a tanning plateau or if you desire the absolute darkest tan possible, you should consider an extreme tingle lotion with more potency.

Step 4: Skin Moisturizer – Moisturizer is a powerful formula for extending you tan. Look for a brand with anti-aging elements to keep your skin looking fresh and young. Also try a session in our Hydration Station to prepare, prolong and protect your tan!

Step 5: Do not bathe with harsh soaps! Harsh soaps will cause your tan to wash off before its time.

Step 6: Tan a few sessions each week and use a variety of equipment to keep your tan looking natural and dark.


Lillian Azzam

Ultimate Tanning is definitely my favorite salon I’ve ever been to. Everything is always so clean, the workers are awesome, and the prices are incredible, especially when it comes to package deals! Get on that VIP Membership!


This place is the best! I have been to four other places in the area and this place has the best beds, friendly employees, reasonable lotion prices and flexible packages.


Just bought a one month unlimited membership and I am after only two tans already developing a great base. I was so pale! The employees I have met so far are top notch!!! They explained everything so well and directed me, a completely pale person, with great professionalism! Hats off to you guys.

Tanorexic Girl

This salon is by far the cleanest in town!! The staff is very accomodating & friendly. The best thing is that I never have to wait for a bed. If my bed is in use, I am upgraded for FREE to the next level!! What other salon does this? NONE! They have top of the line beds and always have great deals! You have to go check it out!

Mallory P.

I LOVE ULTIMATE TANNING!! I just bought a 3 month package and I basically only paid for 2 months, plus I got half off a lotion!! You can’t beat their prices anywhere! They have top of the line beds and their employees are super friendly!! They even let me daughter watch cartoons while I tan ? ULTIMATE TANNING IS THE BEST TANNING SALON IN VEGAS, BY FAR!!

Tatiana Garay

My friends and I came there yesterday to spray tan for prom this Saturday. They have an AWESOME special on the spray tan.. 3 for $50!! That is the best price in town and we all look gorgeous!! Thanks to the friendly staff that explained the spray tan and we didn’t come out looking orange like most spray tans!! We love Ultimate Tanning!!!

Bronze Beauty

I absolutely love the MAGIC SPRAY!! YOU CAN DO 3 different levels and you do not look orange like some places I’ve tried! They have a deal 3 sprays for $50 which is the cheapest around! I am very impressed and absolutely love it!

Lisa Blaustein

I have been going to Ulimate Tanning since they opened..They have a great staff and the salon is the cleanest around!! They always have the best deals and the BEST BEDS IN TOWN!! CHECK IT OUT!!

Does Red Light Therapy Really Work?

redlighttherapy2There is a newly discovered method in anti-aging technology called red light therapy. This system is mostly offered in salons, although you also have the option of setting one up at home. The system uses infrared lights as the main feature of this machine and it has been known to provide therapeutic benefits to the body.

Anti-aging systems, techniques, and methods always get attention from health-conscious and beauty-conscious individuals. Beauty plays a major role in this modern age as celebrities and icons seem to be aging gracefully through the years. Surely, you would want to look as good too even if you are growing older every year. And with all the modern technology available today, staying young and looking young is not only possible, but achievable as well.

Infrared lights can easily penetrate the skin, and thus it can work effectively in repairing the damaged nerves and tissues under the skin. Because of this very effective method, your skin’s appearance will greatly improve and blemishes can be reduced too. In fact, if you are experiencing any body pain, the infrared light can also soothe this condition as well.

The Claim
Red light therapy systems claim that they can delay the signs of aging and treat acne. By using infrared light, a burst of energy is delivered to the body’s tissues triggering a response for the body to heal from inside. This system is different from laser technology as it doesn’t cut any of the body’s tissues. And it is different from the sun’s rays too as it has no harmful UV components. Red light therapy is a non-invasive method of anti-aging treatment and it promises to get rid of wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, and even acne on the skin.

The Hype

All types of anti-aging solutions are always met with enthusiasm and red light therapy is no exception. In fact, this new beauty system is even starting to replace the interest in tanning and tanning beds. The methods used are almost the same and the only difference is the source of light. While tanning beds make use of UV rays, red light therapy uses infrared light. The demand for this new system of anti-aging has become so intense that many salons are already converting their tanning beds into infrared therapy beds.

The Cost
You will be spending around $300 per month if you want to get a regular dose of infrared technology. The first few sessions are scheduled closely and succeeding sessions can be scheduled days apart. Your kind of treatment will generally depend on your skin condition and the amount of damage that has accumulated in your system throughout the years.

The Commitment
In order to make the red light therapy effective, you will need to commit to daily sessions during the first few weeks of treatment. After a while, 3 to 4 times a week may be recommended for you. And as maintenance, 1 to 2 days per week can usually suffice. For best results, you should make sure that your body and skin is totally clean. This will allow the infrared light to penetrate your skin more efficiently.

This infrared technology is realistic as it has been developed using the methods of science. Compared to other lighting methods and beauty treatments that make use of UV rays, this light therapy is definitely safer and more effective. Noticeable results are expected to be seen in 1 to 3 months as the efficacy of the system will depend on a person’s age and overall skin condition.

Does Red Light Therapy Really Work?

Yes, red light therapy appears to work in reducing the signs of aging. However, the length of time in achieving the desired results can vary from person to person. It is also advisable that maintenance treatments are utilized regularly, as not doing so will cause lines and age spots to appear again.

Our Recommendation

We recommend using a red light therapy system if you’re into beautification and have the spare cash. The method is not only good in reversing the signs of aging but it is also helpful in enhancing your general health as well. During the actual therapy, even your joint and muscle pains can be relieved. A return to normal blood pressure has also been linked to exposure to infrared light, adding one more benefit to the list.