Everything You Need For The Perfect Contest Tan!

Find out what you need to prepare for a contest! Learn how to color yourself, what products you need and how to do it!

Are you unsure of how to apply tanning lotions for your contest? Here is a full guide from the makers of Pro Tan!

Step 1: Get Buffed Pre-Tan Exfoliator

Use before initial application of Pro Tan Competition Color to assure maximum absorption. May also be used after competition to assist in the removal of Pro Tan.

Step 2: Pro Tan Competition Color

protan Use 2-3 days before competition. Fair-Medium complexion should apply initial coat 3 days prior to competition. Dark complexion 2 days prior. Either spray color directly onto applicator sponge and/or pour into glass and dip sponge directly into for faster coverage. Brush over entire body. Do not worry about uneven application as Pro Tan goes on even every time. After initial application use hair dryer to speed dry. Re-apply an additional coat and dry again. The following morning rinse off the excess color and begin the application process again.

That evening re-apply. Day before the show, re-apply in the morning and again in the evening. Be sure to use the entire 8-ounce bottle. Contest morning rinse lightly the excess color off.

Step 3: Ultra Bronze, One Coat & Quick Bronze

Applied after shower contest morning on dry skin. Dampen hands and apply evenly in smoothing motions over entire body. Apply only one application as it dries darker on the skin. Wash excess color off hands. Before pumping up, apply your Muscle Juice or Muscle Sheen directly over your skin. This will seal in the bronzer and keep it from running or streaking. There is no need to apply Muscle Juice or Muscle Sheen to the Quick Bronze as it already has a built in sheen, and it will cause the color to move around on your skin.

Use the Quick Bronze as a quick fix for that extra bronze look. Wash off after pre-judging, re-apply before evening show. Please note that the Quick Bronze does not fully dry. The Quick Bronze WILL NOT run or streak, but since it does not dry the product is best to be applied as close to your time on stage as possible as the product will rub off when you it comes in contact with clothes, hands, walls, etc. Simply wipe off Quick Bronze with a towel to remove product, no soap or water is needed.

Step 4: Muscle Sheen, Muscle Juice, Hot Stuff & Bikini Bite

The perfect physique finishers. Muscle Sheen is recommended for pre-judge as it gives mat finish that is easy on the judges eyes. Muscle Juice is recommended for the night show as it gives a sleek look to your physique. Hot Stuff is used to increase your vascularity for both the pre-judge and night show. Apply 5 minutes before pumping up. Note - if Hot Stuff is too hot, apply over the sheen or oil. Bikini Bite is used to keep your suit from slipping. Apply directly to your skin and the inside of the suit, allow drying and press together. Washes off with soap and water after use.

DON'T FORGET… Hair Removal should be done 30 days before competition and continued up until the contest to avoid any unnecessary bumps or rashes the day of the show.

DON'T FORGET… If you have trouble achieving a base tan, go to the tanning salon 20 days before competition and continue up until or use a sunless tanning lotion the week before the contest.