Sienna X Spray Tanning
Your therapist at Flawless will be able to answer any question you have before, during or after your spray tan but here are a few common spray tanning questions.
Common spray tanning questions....
Spray tanning involves applying an active ingredient, dihydroxyactone, or a DHA, to your skin using a specialist low pressure spray machine. DHA is a colourless sugar, it interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to produce a golden brown colour (it's a similar process to when sliced apples go brown when exposed to air.) You can be sprayed with a lightly coloured solution of DHA, but the actual tan takes 6-8 hours to develop and the lightly coloured solution will wash off when showering. Your therapist will tell you how long to wait until you can bathe or shower.
What makes Sienna X products so great?
Therapists and specialists have tested and used our products over the past 5 years. As well as active DHA, out retail products are enriched with aloe Vera, and other natural top quality ingredients to actively moisturise and nourish your skin. Our tanning solutions even have a fantastic fragrance and you can feel like you are actually soaking up the rays, drinking a poolside cocktail.
Is it safe?
YES. It is MUCH safer than exposing your skin to the sun's rays, but you still get that great tanned look. DHA has been approved by the FDA for use in the personal care industry for over 30 years. No adverse affects have been reported other than minor skin irritations on allergic people. Allergic reactions are extremely rare and if you have experienced allergic reactions to self tanning or other beauty products please arrange a skin patch test first with your therapist.
Remember, with a sunless tan - there's NO risk of sunburn, peeling, sunstroke or sun related skin diseases.
How does my Sienna X tan last?
Your tan will last approximately 5 to 7 days depending on your daily skincare regime and lifestyle. A Sienna X tan fades just like a tan from the sun. As your skin sheds dead cells, your tan will fade. So the key is to moisturise daily to help maximize the life of your tan.
Can you use tanning beds or tan outdoors with Sienna X spray tan?
YES. You can do both if you choose, but you need to remember that a spray tan, whilst it looks gorgeous does not give you any protection from the sun's ultraviolet light. For outdoor tanning, we recommend using sunscreen with an SPF of 20 or more. Remember that the sun dries your skin out, reducing the longevity of your spray tan.
Lot's of people have a Sienna X spray tan before their beach holiday so they can start off looking tanned and fabulous from day one.
What do I need to prepare for my tanning session?
Click here to go to our Sienna X Preparation page.
What will happen during the treatment?
On your very first visit tanning session, your therapist will ask you a number of questions, then your therapist will give you a few minutes to get undressed (or changed into underware) and remove jewellery. Next a barrier cream will be applied to your hands and tops of your feet and any dry areas to prevent then from tanning too much.
The spraying will take about 10 minutes plus an additional few minutes to dry. For your spraying you will be invited to stand in a tanning cubicle, to ensure the spray goes on your skin, not into the air. You Sienna X therapist is experienced and qualified and will explain what is happening at each stage. During your treatment you will see golden/bronze colour on your skin. This is a guide for your therapist to see whilst spraying. It will develop over the next few hours into a gorgeous sunless tan. Some of the guide colour may wash during your initial shower.
Watch the video at bottom of page to see!
Do I have to get naked?
No it's entirely up to you. If you don't want to get naked, we suggest you wear old dark underware or a swimming suit/bikini that you don't mind staining. For men boxers, swim trucks or shorts. Disposable underware will be given.
How dark will I get?
There are different strengths of DHA and your therapist will advise you of the best one for your skin tone, bearing in mind how dark you want to go. The darker you tan naturally, the darker you will tan with a spray tan.
What about streaking and or turning orange?
Fake tanning has come a long way since the early days. Better solutions, machines, training and spray tan technology virtually eliminates these issues. Your training Sienna X therapist is experience in producing non-streaky tans and will ensure that the right solution is chosen for your colouring. We have a selection of beautiful Sienna X colours to choose from for a natural sun kissed look and long lasting results.
Before and after check list
The night before your tan, exfoliate with Sienna X Polishing Body Scrub, then moisturise with Sienna X radiance body balm paying particular attention to elbows, knees, ankles and any problem areas.
>Paint nails and toenails especially if they are acrylics or similar.
>Wax/shave at least 24 hours prior to treatment to allow pores time to close. Dotting in pores may appear if not adhered to.
>Do not moisturise or use skin lotions on the day of your tan.
>Remove make up, deodorant, lotions, etc before your tan.After
>Bring and wear dark loose clothing for after your treatment, any tight clothing or underware may cause wear marks.
>Wear flip-flops or loose fitting shoes.
>Do not shower or bathe for at least 8 hours (the development period) preferably overnight.
>Do not exercise swim during the development period.
>Try not to touch your skin during development time. After your tan your therapist will show you that your hands are clear of tanning solution. Any marks on your hands therefore are due to your hands touching the developing tan. You need to be aware that once this has developed nothing will remove it from your palms.
>After showering/bathing pat yourself dry.
>Moisturise, moisturise and moisturise some more.
>After day 5 exfoliate with Sienna X Polishing Body Scrub on a daily basis to help your skin absorb even more moisturiser and keep it looking and feeling gorgeous.
>Long exposure to ware and sweating from exercise will fade your spray tan. Your outer cells will start to soak up water which dilutes the effect of the tan you will get.