Our skin comes in a wide variety of colours, ranging from shades of pale white to dark brown. Although an individual’s skin colour is influenced by numerous factors, the most significant is its content of a pigment called melanin. Melanin is also the pigment responsible for determining hair and eye colour.
Levels of melanin are primarily determined by genetics; individuals born to fair skinned parents will inherit their parent’s fair skin, as individuals born to dark skinned parents will inherit dark skin.

Skin type classification is based on the skin’s reaction to exposure to the sun’s UV radiation, after a period of non-exposure (e.g. sun exposure at the beginning of summer, when the skin has not been exposed during winter). The skin’s reaction is measured in terms of burning and tanning.

Below we indicate the different skin types and how South Beach Tan will work with your particular skin type

Type I

Extremely fair skin, always burns, never tans.

This is the palest skin tone which is the most sensitive to sun exposure. This group always burns and usually peels.

What to expect when using South Beach Tan:

If you have a lot of freckles, they will darken before the rest of your skin tone. Don’t be concerned, this is normal and is actually a sign that the product is working. You will need a fairly large amount of product in your system before you see changes in your overall skin tone (possibly 4-5 weeks). After 4-5 weeks of loading with South Beach Tan you should no longer burn or peel when exposed to the sun. Moderate amounts of sun exposure will be required to achieve a deep tan. Always use a sunblock on the face and an SPF on the rest of the body regardless.

Type II

Fair skin, always burns, sometimes tans.

This group isn’t extremely pale but still has trouble tanning. They burn easily and usually peel but can eventually develop a “slight” tan.

What to expect when using South Beach Tan:

If you have freckles you can expect them to darken within approximately 2 weeks. A few new freckles might appear. The skin tone will change within 4 weeks. You will need a low to moderate amount of sun exposure before you get the colour you want. After 4 weeks you shouldn’t burn or peel. As your face and arms will probably get darker first, you should use a high SPF on those areas.

Type III

Medium skin, sometimes burns, always tans.

This covers the widest variety of skin tones. It refers to people who sometimes burn moderately in the sun but can gradually tan to a light brown colour.

What to expect when using South Beach Tan:

Just like people with paler skins, freckles will darken before the rest of your skin tone. People with this skin tone should notice an overall change / darkening of the skin tone within 3-4 weeks. People with this skin tone will need very little sun exposure to notice a difference in the skin tone. With as little as 20 minutes of sun once a week, your skin will darken quickly to a deep brown. Any part of your body exposed to sunlight (face, arms, hands, etc.) will tan very quickly. Use a high SPF if you find that those areas do not match the rest of your body.

Type IV

Olive skin, rarely burns, always tans.

If this is you, consider yourself lucky. This group rarely burns in the sun and always tans to a deep, dark brown. They are not prone to peeling or freckling and can tan easily with minimal sun exposure.

What to expect when using South Beach Tan:

Most people with this skin type will use South Beach Tan to get a deeper tan without ever exposing themselves to harmful sunrays. People with this skin type will darken very quickly and the loading phase will be as short as 2 weeks. Your skin will get darker on its own without exposure to sunlight or tanning beds, making South Beach Tan the best sunless tanning product for you.

Type V

Moderately pigmented brown skin, never burns, always tans.

Does not require the use of South Beach Tan.

Type VI

Markedly pigmented black skin, never burns, always tans.

Does not require the use of South Beach Tan

Veronica Vieira (Boksburg, Gauteng)

I am delighted to have received the proucts purchased today.

Thanks so much for the additional holidaymakers dark bronzer... what a lovely surprise.

Thanks for all the info and your kind assistance.


Claudia Branders (Boksburg, Johannesburg)

Thank you sooo much for the awesome service and samples. I received my order this afternoon. Within 24 hours from ordering. 🙂
Can't wait to start using it!


Megan Jane Wesson

Being a person who loves an all round good looking tan, I am highly impressed by the results delivered by using South Beach Tan. After only 4 weeks of using South Beach Tan (and 5 sunbed sessions within those 4 weeks); I immediately saw results. Results many complimented me on.

The nasal spray is quick and easy to use with no fuss, makes it so convenient for me. For me personally a big bonus is that there are no negative side effects to using South Beach Tan … I’m loving my brown glowing skin… and would highly recommend it to those looking to boost their natural tan.

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Zea Meyer (Sandton)

I’m incredibly happy with the tan I’ve been able to maintain whilst using South Beach Tan.

Historically whenever I go away on holiday or manage to get a tan it would fade very quickly.

Now I use the spray 2-3 times a week & literally only do 1 x 10 min sunbed session a week to maintain my tan. Everyone that knows me, knows I have fair skin so I have been receiving many compliments lately!

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Chris (Pretoria)

*used product in winter for 2 weeks prior to an overseas summer cruise.

I’ve just got back from my cruise.  Your product works. I normally burn easily. I burn red before I go brown and then my tan disappears completely in just a few days.  Your product was a lifesaver. I’ve got an all-over tan, no sunburn whatsoever. Your product is fantastic. I will be buying more and recommending it to my friends. See my pics, day 1: very white but then South Beach Tan kicked in…. And the color has lasted.  I used two bottles in just over 3 weeks.  I am now taking the product every second day.

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Monique Smith

"I used the nose spray before we went to Mauritius, my tan was amazing. I never burnt at all, I went a beautiful golden brown." 

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Jackie (Johannesburg.)

"I have always been fair and freckly so tanning in the sun wasn’t an option for me.  I’ve always had to wear factor 50 otherwise I just burn.  South beach tan has given me an easy solution, with stunning results.  Now when I go outdoors, I don’t burn. I stay tanned right through winter. I also love how so many new colours suit my complexion, not just clothes but hair colour too.

When I’ve stopped taking the product, it’s taken a few months for my tan to fade.  I would definitely recommend it."

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Rachel Kim Smith (Johannesburg)

"I have used this product on and off for about 8 years. I never really tanned in the sun, I mostly burnt and then peeled. I did some real damage in my youth, spending hours in the sun trying to catch a tan.
After I used South Beach tan for 2 months or so, I never burnt in the sun again. I just went a beautiful brown, I loved it. Back then I was still spending a fair amount of time in the sun on weekends and during holidays on the beach… I actually got a bit TOO dark!

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Glenda (Johannesburg)

"I have a typical European skin. Its whiter than white. I tried one bottle of South Beach Tan last year about 2 weeks before a family photo shoot in mid December. I was advised that I needed a minimum two bottles for my fair skin but I thought I would give it a bash and throw in 3 or 4 sunbed sessions. My overall colour definitely changed even though I only used the South Beach for about 10 days or so. I never went brown but my colour looked healthier, better than pale white. I am pleasantly surprised to see how long my colour has taken to fade. That gives me confidence that the product does work and I will definitely try it again sometime, at least 2 bottles to load."

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