Spray tanning is a great solution to adding a bit of glamour to your personal appearance but if you’ve never really experienced it before then it’s entirely natural that you may have some questions and concerns. Here are the answers to a few of the most common ones:
Can spray tanning be dangerous for my health?
Spray tanning actually helps you avoid the health hazards associated with UV tanning methods (e.g. sunbathing, sunbeds). Your beauty therapist willl first test you to make sure you don’t have an allergy to DHA (the chemical that tan’s your skin), but other than this rare possibility spray tanning carries no health risks at all.
How long does it last?
Spray tanning effects the outer layer of the epidermis so your tan will only fade as quickly as your skin naturally sheds. The full tan effect will therefore usually last anything between 5 to 10 days.
Can I make it last a bit longer?
You can increase the lifespan of your tan a little by doing a couple of things before beginning the spray tanning process:
(1) Moisturise your skin with some water-based moisturizer prior to spray tanning. It will help the DHA to absorb into your skin fully.
(2) Exfoliate – clear your skin’s outermost layer of dead cells. Since older cells are nearly ready to fall off, there’s no point in applying the treatment to this .
Whether you want a brief bit of glamour for an evening out or you’re looking for something a tad more enduring, a spray tan is one of the safest ways you can get that delicious bronzed look.