Why James for a spray tan?
My approach to tanning is prescriptive. A consultation with my clients enables me to create the perfect colour for their skin tone and occasion. I pride myself in creating a unique and fun experience, which has led me to be voted one of the top 50 Beauty treatments in the UK
How does spray tanning work?
Your body is sprayed with a solution that contains a certain percentage of DHA (DiHydroxyAcetone), a colourless sugar which reacts with the Amino acids in the dead layers of your skin. Over several hours the skin turns a natural golden brown working with your individual skin tone.
How long does a spray tan last?
Your body constantly sheds dead skin cells. This is why natural sun tans fade over a few days. Spray tanning only affects the outer skin layer, so again, as your skin cells are naturally shed, the spray tan will fade. Your tan should last 5-7 days, but longer if you look after your skin by moisturising every day and avoid very hot showers and baths. Keep the water cooler than usual.
Is spray tanning safe?
Spray tanning is now the only way to tan safely. Your skin is not exposed to any harmful UV rays that cause damage.
Can anyone have a spray tan?
Yes almost certainly. If your skin is particularly sensitive then I suggest a patch test.
What preparation do I need to do?
Any waxing or shaving should be done at least 24 hours before the treatment. On the day of the tan have a gentle exfoliation and avoid any body lotion or moisturiser. You can remove deodorant and make up just before the tan and wear something loose fitting.
What should I wear for my spray tan?
You can wear as much or as little as you like. For women, a dark bikini or dark bra and knickers/g-string. However, you are perfectly welcome to have your tan topless. Gents can wear briefs, trunks or disposables.