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What is spray tanning? How does it work?

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a colourless sugar and active ingredient in the guide coloured solution that will be sprayed onto your skin. Applied using a specialist low pressure spraying machine, the DHA in the solution interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to produce a golden brown colour. The colour you see at the time of your treatment is purely a guide colour for your therapist to see that your skin is evenly covered. Your actual tan will have developed and will be revealed after your shower.

Is it safe?

Yes, very safe. A sunless tan can give you the same result as spending 10-14 days in the sun but without the harmful effects of UV exposure. DHA has been approved by the FDA (Food & Drug administration) for use in the personal care industry for over 30 years and no adverse affects have been reported other than minor skin irritations. Allergic reactions are extremely rare; however if you have experienced allergic reactions to self-tanning or other beauty products, please arrange a skin patch test first.

How long will my tan last?

Your tan will last approximately 5 to 7 days depending on your daily skin regime, lifestyle and if you exfoliated well prior to your tan. A sunless tan fades just like a tan from the sun - so as your skin sheds dead skin cells, your tan will fade. To get the most out of your gorgeous Sienna X tan, we recommend moisturising daily using a non-oily moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated and looking sun kissed for longer. `start to exfoliate after 3 days to encourage an even and natural looking fade.

How dark will I get?

We have a range of solutions to complement your skin tone. Your result will depend on how well you tan naturally - the darker you tan in the sun, the darker you tan with Sienna X and Vita Liberata.

How long should I leave my spray tan on for before showering?

Leave the tan to develop for 8-10 hours before showering. Use a PH balance body wash until the water runs clear and gently pat dry. 

What are the benefits of a sunless tan?

A sunless tan offers all the benefits of a natural tan, without the health risks associated with UV exposure.

  • Moisturising co-enzyme Q10 is an anti-ageing ingredient that boasts proven results, leaving your skin healthy and nourished.

  • In just 8 hours, you can achieve the same colour as if you've spent 10 days in the sun!

  • Quick drying solution allows you to get dressed straight away

  • The beautiful coconut fragrance means no fake-tan smell

How do I prepare for my sunless tan?

Regular exfoliation and moisturising will improve your overall skin health, making tan prep a doddle. Remove unwanted hair at least 48 hours before your tan and exfoliate well. Don't use any products on your skin on the day of the tan, and remove all deodorant and make-up prior.

Will I still need to use sun protection?

Yes, we recommend you use a sunscreen with a high SPF. Look for a formula which is oil free to prevent your tan from stripping.

I'm pregnant, can I have a spray tan?

If you are in the first trimester of your pregnancy, it is not advisable for you to have a spray tan and GP consent maybe required but please contact us to discuss.

I've had an operation in the last six months - can I have a spray tan?

If you have recently had an operation or are undergoing any treatment for illness, you maybe required to have consent from your GP. Please contact us to discuss your options further.

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