Tanning FAQs

 

Can anyone have a spray tan?

Yes. Spray tanning is suitable for nearly everyone. However, if you're unsure, please contact us to discuss.


Do I need to prepare for my spray tan?

Yes, to get the best results, you should prepare for your spray tan. 

  • Any hair removal treatments such as shaving or waxing should be performed at least 24hr before the appointment.

  • It is recommended that you exfoliate your skin all over before your tan so that your skin is even and your tan stays on longer

  • After showering do not apply any products to your skin such as moisturiser, deodorant, perfume or make-up. These can create a barrier between your skin and the spray tan.

  • Bring with you to your appointment; a dark coloured bathing suit or underwear to wear while getting spray tanned. Alternatively we have on offer disposable g-strings.

  • Bring with you to your appointment loose clothing together with thongs to wear afterwards. Any tight clothing such as bra's, leggings and tight singlets can rub on your skin while your tan is developing leaving uneven results.


Spray tanning - how does it work?

The active ingredient DHA reacts with your skin to produce the tanned look.

Want a more detailed answer?

The proteins in the top layer of your skin cells react with the DHA and this causes the cosmetic tan effect – the skin changes to a golden brown colouring (as dark as you choose and depending on your skin type) which looks just like a a natural tan.


Is spray tanning safe?

Yes! DHA has been approved for cosmetic use by the TGA, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.

DHA is non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. It is actually made from sugar or sugarbeets and is also used in the food industry.

Spray tanning with DHA as the active tanning agent is approved and recommended by all the major medical associates and skin cancer associations around the world.


Will spray tanning make me look orange?

Not at all! The orange-ness is either the result of the old-school days of cosmetic tanning - tanning pills, and older style tanning agents or perhaps the kind of fake tan products you can buy and use at home.

At a professional tanning salon like Brazilian Body, you will get nothing less than a professional spray tan, with a completely natural golden brown tanned tone!


How long will my spray tan last?

Your body is always shedding dead skin cells. This is why even a natural sun tans fade over a few days. Spray tanning affects only the outer skin layer, so just like a natural sun tan the spray tan fades as your skin cells are shed.

Your spray tan will usually last between 5-10 days, but longer if you use the Techno Tan Tan Extender.


What should I wear?

It's really up to you. As a general rule of thumb: Wear what you feel comfortable in, whether that be dark coloured bathers, your own briefs, the provided g-string or nude.

As far as what to wear after your spray tan, please bring with you to your appointment loose clothing together with thongs to wear afterwards. Any tight clothing such as bra's, leggings and tight singlets can rub on your skin while your tan is developing leaving uneven results.


What can I do afterwards to make my spray tan last?

  • It is recommended that you do not shower, swim, or do any physical activity that may cause perspiration, or apply products to their skin during the development time (2-8hrs).

  • After the development time you may shower, however it is most important that this first shower is QUICK – just a quick rinse for no more than 30 seconds (no washing of hair etc). Also it is recommended that you do not to use body wash, soaps or exfoliation scrubs during this first shower.

  • NOTE: It is normal for some residual bronzer to rinse off during this first shower leaving a lighter tan than when first applied, however the colour will continue to develop over the next few hours.

  • After showering, pat your skin dry with your towel rather than rub so as not to prematurely fade the tan.

  • Do not apply any moisturiser or body products until the following day.

 

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