Have some questions about Spray Tanning? We’ve answered some of the most common questions below…
What set up should I expect?
Just so you know, we’ve only invested in the best. Application takes place in our purpose built spray tanning studio. Fitted out with a Professional Overspray Extraction Booth, an all-in-one clean air professional enclosure which uses innovative Micro-Whirlwind Technology.
With an Intelligent Air-Smart Switch that promotes the perfect air flow along with natural light replication, our tanning booth ensures the same professional tan every time. Sweet!
Privacy curtains, bench space & hooks ensure your belongings are looked after as well. Disposable G-Strings & hair nets are complimentary. A sink & towels are also available should you need to remove makeup.
Who can have a spray tan?
Spray tanning is suitable for almost anyone. Anyone who is allergic to self-tan or has respiratory difficulties should avoid spray tanning, or at the very least consult your doctor prior to your appointment. If you’re pregnant and are unsure, we recommend consulting your doctor. We use MineTan (most popular) & EcoTan professional spray solutions. If unsure, please consult your doctor.
How do I prepare for my tan?
Prior to your spray tan, ensure your skin is cleansed thoroughly. Avoid soap and other products with a high PH as these will interfere with the tan processing. We suggest you exfoliate your skin with a natural product as this will contribute to a better looking tan that lasts longer. Avoid moisturising for at least 24 hours prior to your tan. Sometimes, this can act like a barrier to the spray tan solution and thus will result in an inferior colour.
How many days before my event should I tan?
If you’re off on a holiday or just booking your usual weekly tan, then the day/night before is fine. For weddings, two days prior is best for a more natural look. This will ensure you’re comfortable with the result, relaxed and ready to enjoy your day. So, if you’re pressed for time, bumping in on a Saturday morning will mean you’ll be rocking your glow by the afternoon. Sweet!
How does spray tanning work?
Without getting too technical, the active ingredient is a colourless sugar (dihydoxyacetone or DHA for short), which reacts with the outer layer of your skin. This produces a natural glow. It works with you. Not against. Instant bronzers are also applied as a guide so we know where to spray. Most of this will wash off during your first rinse. Don’t be alarmed! Finally, the amount of DHA determines the colour depth. The popular Hydration formula we use is 14% DHA and delivers a lovely deep tan with the added nourishment of Coconut water.
What should I wear?
Totally up to you. We suggest dark coloured bathers/briefs/bikinis. We also supply disposable g-strings and hair nets for your convenience. Guys, we do prefer you keep your jocks on, or at least use our complimentary g-strings. After your spray tan, loose fitting dark coloured clothes are best until you’re ready to rinse. You can apply make-up approximately two hours following your tan.
When can I shower after my tan?
Depends on how dark a tan you desire. 1-2 hours for a natural looking tan. Rinse after 1 hour for a very subtle result, 2 hours for medium and 3 hours for dark. It’s up to you! The Certified Organic solution, we recommend rinsing after 2 – 4 hours. Again, the slightly longer time will produce a slightly deeper colour. Leaving it on for greater than the recommended times is a no-no. It will over-process and look hideous. Gone are the days of sleeping in your tan overnight, stinking your bedroom and sheets out along with it.
Will the tan come off on my clothes?
The instant bronzer will spoil your clothes (just like a normal mineral powder bronzer does), so it’s best to wear dark loose fitting attire.
How long does it take to dry?
Touch dry within several minutes, without stickiness, you can rinse off in as little as an hour. The Organic solution will be dry in around fifteen minutes but does feel a little sticky initially.
Does it smell?
Nope. It’s fragrance free. Yippee! So there’s no risking ‘oh you have fake tan on’ smells here. It’s enriched with Aloe Vera along with other quality natural and organic ingredients ensuring your skin is nourished, minus any smells.
What ingredients are in your spray tanning solution?
100% vegan with a blend of natural and organic ingredients. Hooray!
Includes Argan Oil, Aloe Vera, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Coffee, Grapeseed Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Pomegranate, Rosehip Oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
Will swimming affect my tan?
We do recommend avoiding chlorinated swimming pools for the first 24 hours. The chlorine will contribute to fading. Not ideal. And sorry to say, but for those who enjoy a good ol’ soak in the bath…this will speed up those shedding skin cells. If bubbles and soaking are your thing that’s where our value tan packs are a great option to consider.
How long will my tan last?
Your tan will last approximately 5-10 days and is dependent on your daily skin care regime along with lifestyle. Remember, your skin sheds dead skin cells (mmm, yummy), so daily moisturising will help prolong your tan. If you are tanning weekly, we recommend our ‘hydration tans’, enriched with coconut water.
What is the best method to remove my tan?
Use a natural exfoliating mitt and scrub. The exfoliating mitts can also be used to dry buff your skin prior to your next appointment.
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