These are some of the questions which are often asked in relation to Spray Tanning.


How Does It Work?

The active ingredient Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) causes a reaction with the amino acids on the outer layer of the skin. This reaction causes the colour of the skin to change, producing a beautiful natural tan.


How Long Does A Spray Tan Last?

Depending on a persons skin type and activities, the tan lasts approximately five to ten days.


How Long Before A Tanning Session Before Showering?

Depending on the solution used, development time will vary. Regular solution normally requires an eight hour development period, although some rapid solutions only require one to four hours. You will be advised on the development duration by spray tan technician on the day.


Will Swimming Effect My Spray Tan?

Swimming in chlorinated water and Salt water will affect your Spray Tan. The spray tan is less likely to last as long and these elements can also cause uneven fading.


Does a Spray Tan Provide SPF Protection?

Spray Tans DO NOT provide any sunscreen protection. Sunscreen should be applied accordingly. Your skin is still exposed and vulnerable even with a spray tan so it is always advised to wear sunscreen protection when exposed to UV Rays.


What Is The Advantage Of Spray Tanning Over UV Tanning?

Spray Tanning is a safe and quick form of Tanning. People with all skin tones can have a sunless tan, even those who have very fair skin and do not tan easily. UV Tanning is very harmful and sunless (spray tanning) eliminates this exposure to harmful UV Rays.


What Is The Difference Between A Spray Tan and Self - Tanning?

Spray Tanning is applied using specialist equipment. A mist of solution is applied to the body using a spray tan machine. This process takes approximately 2-4 mins.

Self Tan application is applied independently by an individual - usually using a tanning mitt & Lotion / mousse. This application of sunless tanning can take slightly longer in time to apply and can be known to be more accident prone for those who have not yet mastered the skill of self tanning,

Both are safe forms of tanning and the main difference is the application.

 

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