does a spray tan last?
If you follow my
tan maintenance, you will generally get one week out of your
treatment - the answer ultimately depends on you. If you
are willing to prepare your skin for the spray tan by
exfoliating 24 hours prior to your treatment, and
moisturising daily afterwards, then you can expect longer
I do prior to my tan?
There are a few
steps that you need to be mindful of. For example,
parts of the body should be shaved or waxed at least 24
hours prior to your treatment. Shaving or waxing
immediately after getting a spray tan can cause the colour
to fade quicker. Please see my tan maintenance page,
which sets out in detail the steps you need to take prior to
Why should I exfoliate prior to my
The reason it is
so important to exfoliate is because this helps to remove
all of the dull and dead skin cells from the body, thus
leaving the fresh layer of skin ready for a spray tan. It
is best to exfoliate in the shower with an exfoliating scrub
that does not contain oil, as this can prevent streaking
during the tanning session itself.
St. Tropez has a
perfect Body Polish to help you prepare for your spray tan.
You can purchase this through me.
What should I do after my spray tan
to help maintain the colour?
The aftercare of
a spray tan is equally as important. Moisturising
daily is key to maintaining your colour. There are certain
products that you should consider buying to help keep your
spray tan longer. A bronzing powder complements a spray tan
perfectly and even helps to bring out the darker skin colour
a lot more evenly. There are other assorted products
that can improve a spray tan, such as the St. Tropez tan
enhancing moisturiser and skin illuminators, as well as the
gradual tan creme. These products polish the skin, keep it
hydrated, and leave it looking and feeling amazing.
have sensitive skin. Can I still get a spray tan?
St. Tropez has a sensitive skin range. I highly
recommend a patch test with any of the solutions prior to
your visit. A patch test is recommended to take place
24 hours before you wish to receive your treatment, to allow
time for any reaction to occur.
am pregnant/breast feeding.
Can I still get a spray tan?
The concern that
some doctors have is over whether or not the active
ingredient in a spray tan (DHA) is able to enter the blood
stream. Indications show that it cannot. DHA
only penetrates the top three layers of the skin.
However, if you are still concerned about this, then you
should consult with your doctor prior to making an
appointment. DHA has been used as a cosmetic
ingredient in the United States since 1960 and no problems
have been reported concerning DHA penetrating the skin or
causing problems during pregnancy.