- ‘Always use an exfoliator to slough dead skin cells from the skin, concentrating on your hands, knees and elbows.This will leave the skin free from any oils and allow the tan to penetrate evenly.’
- ‘Do not use any other self-tanning products for one week before your spray tan.’
- ‘Make sure you wax or shave at least 24 hours before your spray tan.’
- ‘On the day of your spray tan do not wear any make-up, deodorant, perfume, body oils or lotions, as these could react with the tanning agents.’
- ‘Wear dark, loose clothing, and sandals or flip flops to your appointment.’
- ‘We recommend you allow a few minutes for the tan to absorb before dressing.’
- ‘Make sure you keep skin completely dry and avoid contact with water at all costs. Avoid any activities that will make you sweat!’
- ‘Do not apply any products over the developing tan.’
- ‘Allow your tan to develop for a least 8 hours, or overnight if possible.’
- ‘Rinse off the remaining colour with warm water. Once the water runs clear, gently wash yourself with a mild soap.’
- ‘Check your product labels and avoid any that contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s), as they can strip colour.’
- ‘Avoid swimming pools as the chlorine will prematurely fade your tan.’
- ‘Moisturising is key because the better condition your skin is in, the longer your tan will last.’
- ‘Five to seven days after your spray tan, exfoliate your skin and repeat this every two days thereafter to ensure that your tan fades evenly.’
- How long does a spray tan last?
In general, your spray tan will last around a week (5 to 10 days) but it will start to gradually fade before this time. This is because the skin will naturally continue to regenerate itself and old skin cells will be sloughed away to reveal paler skin beneath.However, there are a few things you can avoid which can help your tan to stay true for longer. Try to avoid going swimming if you want to prolong your spray tan as chlorine can cause your tan to fade. On the day of your spray tanning treatment take along loose-fitting dark clothes so you don’t lose colour through contact with tight fabrics.Showering can remove colour, so be aware that your washing routine will affect the longevity of your spray tan. Soaking in the bath is particularly effective at fading the colour of your tan, so keep bubble baths to a minimum if you want your tan to stick around. Lots of moisturiser will definitely make a difference when it comes to retaining your golden glow, so don’t skimp on generous daily applications. This also has the added bonus of keeping your skin silky smooth!
- So, sunless tanning… What is it and how exactly does it work?
Sunless tanning products are centered around an active ingredient called Dihydroxyacetone (commonly known as DHA) to your skin. DHA is a sugar (without colour) that interacts directly with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin, the epidermis, to produce a gorgeous golden brown colour.When applying your sunless tan, a tanning product containing a lightly coloured solution of DHA will be applied all over the body, before being showered off when your actual tan has developed.
- Importantly, is Spray Tanning safe?
Spray tanning and fake tanning are MUCH safer than revealing your skin to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. It may not last as long, but you still get a great ‘healthy-looking’ tan. Remember, with a sunless tan there is no risk of sunburn, peeling, sunstroke or, more importantly, long-term skin diseases and problems.
- Can pregnant women fake tan?
Our tans are non-toxic and guaranteed to add a sun-kissed edge to your pregnancy glow during your second and third trimester. Hide the trials of your pregnancy by boosting your colour and enhancing your natural beauty. If you’ve reduced your caffeine intake, sidelined your love of blue cheese and given up nuts during your pregnancy you’ll be pleased to know that fake tan is one of the things you don’t need to completely sacrifice for the health of your growing baby. Our tan products are completely safe to use after the first trimester, which means you’ll be able to look radiant on the outside even if you’re plagued with morning sickness, fatigue and indigestion on the inside.The active ingredient in fake tan, called Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), is non-toxic and isn’t absorbed by the skin during the tanning process. This colourless sugar darkens the uppermost layer of the skin by interacting with the proteins and amino acids on the epidermis. None of the components of fake tan are absorbed into the body, which means you can rub the lotion straight onto the skin without worrying about a thing! However, it’s best to wait until the first three months are over as this is a sensitive stage of pregnancy where extra caution is required with all types of products that are applied directly onto the skin. Try to do a small patch test before applying fake tan to the whole of your body just to be sure that the natural hormonal changes you’re going through during pregnancy haven’t altered your skin’s sensitivity levels.If you’re after fantastic results, sienna X is at the top of the list for creating pioneering gels and tanning creams that result in burnished skin that looks bronzed to perfection.
- What should I wear for my spray tan?
You can wear as much or as little as you like. For women, a dark bikini or dark bra and knickers/g-string. However, you are perfectly welcome to have your tan topless. Gents can wear briefs, trunks or disposables.