Mobile spray tanning is safe and simple. Please find some commonly asked questions and answers below.
Q & A
Q: Is spray tan safe?
A: YES! According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the most effective products available are sunless or self-tanning products that contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA) as the active ingredient. DHA has been used in cosmetic preparations for almost 30 years and was listed with the FDA in 1973. It is declared safe and suitable for use in cosmetics and drugs used to colour the skin. DHA is derived from glycerin (vegetable origin), which is a commonly used cosmetic and food ingredient. DHA is not absorbed into the body and poses no possibility of toxicity.
Q: What if I am Pregnant?
A: Spray Tanning is not recommend for pregnant women in the first trimester ( first 3 months ). There is nothing dangerous in our solutions at all, however during these times hormone levels can alter quite dramatically and could cause a patchy tan to develop on some women, whilst others become sensitive to different products when pregnant - so this advice is a general precaution.
Q: How does it work?
A: The active ingredient dihydroxyacetone (DHA) causes a reaction with the amino acids on the outer most layer of the skin. This reaction causes the colour of the skin to change, producing a beautiful, glowing, natural looking tan. DHA starts to react with the skin within 2 hours of the tan application and continues to do so for a total of 8 hours after which time you can wash.
Q: Spray Tan v UV Tanning
A: Spray tanning is an alternative form of tanning. People with sensitive skin or people who have a hard time tanning, be it natural or on tanning beds will find this form of tanning a revalation! One spray tanning application will be equivalent to approximately 6 tanning bed sessions, there for making it very cost effective. Spray tanning also spares the skin of excessive sun damage and free from potential burns caused by the sun or tanning beds.
Q: How long will my sunless tan last?
A: It really depends on your skin type. Your skin naturally exfoliates everyday so it will depend on just how fast, also on how well you look after your skin. Your lifestyle can also contribute, e.g. certain activities, such as swimming in chlorinated water will cause the tan to fade more quickly. Your tan will fade in about 5-7 days, however, moisturising daily will help to prolong your tan. With follow up applications, a person can maintain the tan indefinitely.
Q: Is there anything I can do to help the colour last longer?
A: YES! Your tan will naturally wear off your hands, face & feet before the rest of your body.
This is due to washing these areas more frequently and your feet sweating.
Ask about the Sienna-X Tan Extender Moisturiser to top up between appointments Or The Sienna-X Ultimate Touch Up Spray (as recommended by Marie Claire & Rachel Stevens).
Q: Does a spray tan provide SPF protection?
A: NO! Spray tans do not provide any sunscreen protection, so you should apply sunscreen accordingly. Your skin will appear tanned, even though it's not. This is an artificial tan. There is no Sun Protection Factor (SPF) so your skin is still exposed and vulnerable to the sun. If you choose to expose your skin to UV rays either from the sun or a tanning bed, it is important to use a lotion with SPF to protect you from the sun's harmful rays.
Q: Will the spray tan go over my furniture & carpet?
A: NO! I bring a pop up cubicle for you to stand in, and only spray you when you are inside the cubicle. Towels & a ground sheet are also used to ensure the tan solution or spray does not stain carpets or flooring.
To book your spray tan or arrange a spray tan party please call
07902 333 757