FAQ for Spray Tans

Why am I Patchy?
This can occur if the client hasn’t exfoliated properly prior to their tan, medications,pregnant, hormonal in balance, pigmentation, has sweated or come into contact withliquid prior to washing off their tan, if the solution has reached its expiry date, if the technician has missed areas on the clients skin or over sprayed other areas.
What should I do to prolong my tan?
Prepare the skin by exfoliating with Walnut body polish prior to the spray tan, this will remove the body of dead skin cells. Apply Crème de la Crème daily or the Gradual Tan to maintain constant colour in the skin. Avoid long hot baths, swimming, saunas, excessive sweating. Drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated. You should expect 7-12 days from a spray tan when maintained as per above. Expect 4-7days if none of the above is maintained.
Can I shave/wax my legs/body parts before or after the tan application?
Advise clients to shave/wax at least 8 hours prior to their spray tan.
I have sensitive skin, can I still be sprayed?
If your client has eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis it’s best to patch test the skin. If the skin has no reaction within 24hrs the spray tan may go ahead.
Can pregnant or breastfeeding women be sprayed?
Testing has shown that DHA does not penetrate the skin, nor enter the blood stream, therefore, it appears safe to spray pregnant women. As a precaution we suggest clients who are pregnant to get permission from their doctor. For women who are breastfeeding, inform that they should ensure their nipples are wiped over before breastfeeding.
Do I have to take all of my clothes off?
Absolutely not, a client should feel comfortable and can choose to wear their bathers, underwear, g-string or they can go completly naked if they prefer.
During my shower, I have noticed some colour washing away?
This is fine and completely normal. The excess colour that is washing away is just the bronzer.
How often should I moisturise after being spray tanned?
The more the better! We advise moisturizing with Crème de la Crème once or twice a day. This will help your tan to fade evenly while keeping the skin well nourished.
After being sprayed, do I still need to wear sunscreen?
Yes! Tanning solution does not contain sunscreen.
Will tanning solution stain my clothes? What should I wear after my tanning session?
We suggest loose dark coloured cotton fabrics as the bronzer will wash out easily from cotton. We prefer females to go braless if possible immediately after the spray tan to avoid the bra rubbing against the skin and removing the tan.
Can I wear make-up straight after my tan?
Wearing make-up is fine, however clients should not wash their face or apply make up or moisturiser prior to washing off your tan as water stops the development process. Makeup applied before the tanning session will act as a barrier so it is likely that the tan on their face will be slightly lighter than on the rest of their body.
I frequently go swimming, will this affect my tan?
Yes, swimming in chlorine water or salt water will cause the tan to fade in colour.
Can I leave my Naked Tan on longer than 2 hrs?
As Naked Tan is a TRUE 2hr tan, we recommend leaving your Naked Tan on for 2 hours (do not exceed 4 hours).Naked Tan is a concentrated solution and may over develop on the skin if left on for too long, this will cause the tan to look more golden/orange.