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INTRODUCTION TO SUNLESS TANNING
 
I, , certify and affirm that the personal information I provided is correct and true, and that I will not allow anyone else to test for me. Knowingly and willfully making any false representations or statements is a violation, subject to penalties.
 
BRONZERS

1. About how long does a sunless tan last?
About one to two days
About five to fifteen days
About twenty to thirty days
About three to five days
 
2. Bronzers do not wash off in soap and water.
True
False
 
3. What do DHA bronzers provide customers?
Only tint
Only DHA skin reaction
Tint and DHA skin reaction
None of the above
 
 
MARKETING MOVES

4. What seems to be the only negative byproduct of self-tanners
They don't work
Skin dryness
Not convenient
Not available in the United States
 
 
MORE SUNLESS TANNING HELPFUL HINTS

5. What are some tips for use of sunless tanners and bronzers?
Use self-tanners to even out tans and cover tan lines.
To create a darker tan, reapply the formula two or three times, allowing three to four hours between applications.
To maintain your sunless tan, reapply every few days.
All of the above
 
 
"UV-FREE" PRODUCT USES

6. For what purposes do tanning customers use sunless products?
As a quick fix for tanners pressed for time.
As a tanning booster in between sessions.
To augment a tan for delicate or hard-to-tan areas such as faces, hands and feet.
All of the above
 
7. The concern of streaks, splotches, and orange tint left on the skin would shy an uninformed customer away from sunless?
True
False
 
8. What is the first step in getting customers to buy or use sunless products?
Education
Free giveaways
Gift with purchase
Tanning bed is not available
 
 
SUNLESS TANNING, COMING AROUND AGAIN

9. What are some of the reasons self-tanners are gaining favor?
A sunless tan is the same as a UV tan
Ease of application and upkeep
Tanning equipment is harder to find
Customers enjoy the sunless fragrances
 
10. Today, self-tanner application has been refined and products have gained a respectable place in industry.
True
False
 
 
HOW SUNLESS WORKS

11. What does the tanning industry recognize dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, as?
The colorless sugar that makes the magic happen in the self-tanning process.
A type of outdoor tanning product
A dark brown bronzer
A new fragrance used in most tanning products
 
12. How does DHA work to tan the skin?
It stimulates the melanocytes
DHA reacts with skin proteins, including amino acids, in the outermost layer of skin. The reaction develops brown skin coloring that looks very similar to a natural tan.
DHA does not tan the skin in sunless products
 
13. How long does Skin coloration take in the sunless process?
Anywhere from twenty to thirty hours and lasts three to five days--depending on skin type and the DHA concentration in the lotion
Anywhere from two to four hours and lasts three to five months--depending on skin type and the DHA concentration in the lotion
Anywhere from two to four hours and lasts three to five days--depending on skin type and the DHA concentration in the lotion
Anywhere from two to four hours and lasts three to five hours--depending on skin type and the DHA concentration in the lotion
 
14. How does the sunless tan fade?
As the melanocyte stops producing melanin
As the chemical is washed from the skin
As the dead layers of skin slough off, just as in normal tanning.
The sunless tan never fades
 
15. When was DHA discovered as a skin-coloring agent?
In the 1900s
In the 1920s
In the 1940s
In the 1980s
 
16. When did DHA appear commercially?
In the 1960s
In the 1980s
In the 1900s
In the 2000s
 
17. When did the Food and Drug Administration add DHA to its list of approved cosmetic ingredients?
In the 1920s
In the 1950s
In the 1970s
In the 1990s
 
 
SELF-TANNING TIPS

18. Why would you want a customer to conduct a patch test before using a bronzer?
It keeps the customer busy
Each person's skin may react differently to the formula. Conducting a patch test guarantees you will like the color
You can increase the price of the product
They get a chance to smell the product
 
 



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