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Kourtney Self-Tan by Kourtney Kellar
Kourtney Self-Tan by Kourtney Kellar

Kourtney’s Tanning Tips


  • Contains the highest quality approved DHA (sugar substance)
  • Protects your skin against UV rays (but always use sunscreen too)
  • Does not turn yellowish as the tan slowly fades
  • Leaves the skin feeling soft and with a natural summer glow in just a few hours
  • Neutral fragrance and no “self-tanner smell.”
  • You will find that your skin becomes softer after each treatment

Before the Treatment

  • When applying self-tanner to the whole body, apply lotion to your hands, knees, heels, and feet. Apply lotion to all areas where you have dry skin
  • Light hair (blonde, gray, light brown) should be entirely covered with a shower cap, towel, etc.
  • Do not exfoliate, shave, or wax 24 hours before applying the self-tanner
  • Avoid having sweat on your skin when applying the self-tanner
  • Remove make-up/clean your skin to get the best result

During the Treatment

  • Gently apply KOURTNEY self-tan product to your skin with a tanning mitt, cotton pad, plastic glove, or the like
  • Make sure to thoroughly distribute KOURTNEY self-tan products to areas with wrinkles, such as next to your eyes,  neck, etc.
  • Do not apply KOURTNEY self-tan products on your lips – you can apply a lip gloss or lip balm before treatment
  • Light hair (blonde, gray, light brown) should be entirely covered with a shower cap, towel, etc. 

After the Treatment

  • Let KOURTNEY self-tan work on your skin for at least 6 hours before taking a shower/bath
  • The tan will develop over the course of 12 hours after application. • Do not get dressed until the self-tan is dried on the skin.
  • If you bathe in the first 4 hours, the result will be less visible.
  • Some people may find that some excess color might appear by the nose or between the eyebrows [this can easily be removed with a moist cotton pad].
  • It is best not to work out right after having applied the self-tanner, as sweat can reduce the effect.
  • Stay in the shade and avoid direct sunlight for the first 12 hours after application in order to protect your skin. 

How to Maintain our Tan

  • Use a shower gel without a scrub
  • Avoid taking long hot baths
  • Pat your skin dry after showering or taking a bath
  • Moisturize the skin often – an after-sun lotion, glycerin lotion, or aloe vera lotion works well
  • You will find your skin becoming softer after each treatment

Kourtney Recommends:

You might be sensitive to the ingredients, so you should also do a patch test on a sensitive area, such as the inside of your arm, 24 hours before applying the self-tanner to your entire body to be sure that there will not be an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients.

Always use shower gel with a skin-friendly PH value of around 5.

Self-tan does not contain sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. UV exposure may lead to skin cancer and premature aging, even if you don’t burn.

Ask us for tips!

Facts about self-tan products

Self-tan products with DHA are internationally recognized products that have, for example, been approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States, in all EU countries, and the Cancer Society as an alternative to solariums.

KOURTNEY LLC complies with the relevant legislation in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, and Europe. 


  • DHA is a natural sugar that has been used in the cosmetics industry for over 40 years.
  • DHA is known for being the best for self-tanning products.
  • DHA generates a tan by reacting with the amino acids in keratin, a protein on the outermost layer of the skin. The keratin then becomes darker and creates a tanned look.
  • DHA is an entirely harmless substance and is a sugar substance derived from cane sugar, sugar palms, or sugar beets.
  • Self-tanner products usually have a sunscreen factor of 3-4 after application, and so remember to use sunscreen even though you are also using a self-tanner.


General information about self-tan products:

  • Do not spray into the eyes. Avoid direct inhalations. 
  • Do not use it on broken or damaged skin.
  • Wait at least 6 hours before showering to get the best results.

Avoid getting the product in your eyes, mouth, and ears. Wash your hands thoroughly after use. The color will continue to develop over a period of 12 hours. Avoid sweating and wetting skin for three hours following treatment. Note! Only exfoliate skin at least 24 hours before treatment. A patch test is always recommended one day before application. Protect from sunlight and store in a cool, dry, dark place, for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or irritated skin. Do not inhale. Use as directed. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use it on irritated, broken, or sensitive skin. Stop using the product and contact your physician if irritation, redness, or itching occurs. If swallowed, get medical attention or contact a poison control center right away. If material accidentally enters the eye, rinse well with plenty of clean water. Seek medical attention if irritation persists. 

This product does not contain sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. UV exposure may lead to skin cancer and premature aging, even if you don’t burn.