WHAT IS A SPRAY TAN?
Spray tanning is a quick easy way to achieve a beautiful natural looking, healthy glow without subjecting your delicate skin to harmful UV rays.
The active tanning ingredient in tanning solutions is called Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). DHA is derived from sugar cane. When it is applied to the skin, it reacts with the amino acids on the skin's surface causing the outer layer of your skin to change colour.
When having a spray tan, tanning solution is applied by spraying a fine mist of the solution over your body. The application of tanning solution takes approximately 5-10 minutes. The solution is then left to dry, before rinsing off the solution in the shower. Marie-Claire will advise how long you should leave the solution on to dry, before rinsing, as this will depend on which tanning product you have chosen.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Upon arrival your Marie-Claire will discuss with you the most suitable area to set up the equipment and apply the spray tan. All that is required is access to a power point, and enough room for the tanning tent and equipment (approx 2 square metres). The more light that is in the room the better.
Marie-Claire will recommend a solution to best suite your skin and preferences.
After your spray tan you might like to wait 5 or 10 minutes before dressing to allow the tanning product to dry. Once it is dry, you can slip on some dark loose clothing.
Marie-Claire will let you know the best time to wash off your spray tan. This will depend on the brand of solution.
NOW IT'S TIME TO KICK BACK AND RELAX AT HOME while your spray tan processes.
ARE SPRAY TANS BETTER THAN A REAL TAN?
Unlike exposing your skin to the sun, or a solarium, spray tanning will not cause your skin to age prematurely, or increase the risk of skin cancer. Spray tans are also a quick and easy solution to achieving a beautiful natural looking tan.
HOW CAN I ACHIEVE BEST RESULTS?
Refer to our tanning tips for everything you need to know about tan preparation and after tan care.
CAN I SHAVE BEFORE MY SPRAY TAN?
For best results, hair removal such as shaving or waxing should be done at least 24 hours before your tan, to ensure your skin's pores have had time to close. This will avoid tiny spots occurring.
HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT TAKE?
Your appointment should take no longer than 20 - 30 minutes, from the time Marie-Claire arrives, to the time she leaves. This time will be 5-10 minutes longer if there is more than one person.
WILL IT MAKE A MESS?
Your spray tan is done in a pop up tent, with a towel is laid out on the floor to ensure there is no mess. Some clients also like to place towels on close items of furniture, just for peace of mind.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Refer to our tanning tips for everything you need to know about what to wear.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT BEFORE SHOWERING?
This will depend on what tanning product was used. Natural Look Spray Tans have a number of options available, which finish processing any where between 2 hours and 6 hours after your spray tan. Marie-Claire will advise you on how long before you can take a shower.
CAN I SWIM OR EXCERCISE AFTER MY TAN?
You should wait until the next day before swimming or exercising and these activities will ultimately reduce the life of your spray tan. If you have an event, it is highly recommended that you wait until after your event to before swimming.
WHY DID MY SPRAY TAN WASH AWAY AFTER MY SHOWER?
You may notice colour washes off when rinsing. This is perfectly normal as it is only bronzer and not the actual active ingredient that colours yours skin. Your tan will continue to develop over 12-24 hours after your spray tan was applied.
WILL I TURN ORANGE?
No. Spray tans only turn orange if cheap inferior tanning products are used, or from applying too much spray tan solution. Natural Look Spray Tans only stocks quality products, and Marie-Claire has many years of experience, to ensure your tan is perfect!
HOW LONG WILL MY SPRAY TAN LAST?
Spray tans last anywhere from 5 - 10 days depending on each individual and how quickly their skin sheds and rejuvenates itself. This is due to the fact that the active ingredient in spray tan solutions reacts with the outer layer of your skin cells causing them to change colour. As these skin cells shed from your body, so will your tan.
HOW CAN I LOOK AFTER MY TAN TO HELP IT LAST LONGER?
Recommendations for looking after your spray tan is explained in our tanning tips
WHAT IF I'M NOT HAPPY WITH MY SPRAY TAN?
Please be sure to contact Natural Look Spray Tans at any time if you are unhappy with the service or the results of your spray tan. Marie-Claire will do her best to resolve any issues, as your satisfaction is most important.
IS IT SAFE WHILE PREGNANT OR BREAST FEEDING?
Whilst there is no evidence to suggest your spray tan will harm your baby in any way, if you are pregnant, is highly recommend that you consult with your doctor before booking a spray tan.
Breast feeding mothers should cover their breasts and/or nipples with a bra or bikini top or breast feeding pads during your spray than. Spray tan product should be thoroughly washed off before feeding your baby.
Natural Look Spray Tans also offers a fully certified organic tanning product if preferred.
ARE SPRAY TANS SAFE?
Spray tans are the safer alternative to exposing your skin to harmful UV radiation (direct sun light/solariums).
The Cancer Council recommends in their Position Statement for Fake Tans and UV Radiation, published in 2007, that people who have a strong desire to change their skin colour would be safer using a fake tanning product in preference to UV radiation from direct sunlight and solariums.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approves DHA, the active ingredient in tanning products, for external use. However the FDA advises that measures should be taken to protect the eyes, lips and mucous membranes, and to prevent inadvertent ingestion and/or inhalation of DHA-containing products.
Natural Look Spray Tans recommends clients wear the following to prevent inadvertent ingestion and inhalation of tanning solution during your spray tan:
Close your eyes, or protective eyewear.
ARE THE PRODUCTS NATURAL?
Natural Look Spray Tans stock only top quality premium brands that contain DHA derived from sugar the most natural ingredients available, including fully certified organic.
For more product information refer to Products