1. Will my skin look orange?
No. The advanced technology is designed to ensure a natural, bronzed tan. Our salon staff will help you select the proper level of tanning solution to match your skin tone.
2. What is Sunless Spray Tanning?
Sunless spray tanning is the spray/mist application of SunSpray’s Spray tanning solution to your body. DHA (the active ingredient in Sunspray tanning solution) reacts with the proteins in your skin’s superficial layer to form a golden brown colour that leaves your skin looking healthy and refreshed – like you’ve just come back from holiday. Your skin begins to darken two to three hours after application and reaches its peak colour within 24 hours. The colour will gradually fade through natural exfoliation - just like a tan from the sun but without the risk of sun damage to your skin.
3. How should I prepare for my Spray Tanning Session?
Exfoliate and shave the day before or the day of your spray tanning session (day before is preferred). The day of the SunSpray tanning session, we recommend that you don’t use moisturisers, perfumes, lotions, oils or deodorants that may create a barrier between your skin and the SunSpray tanning solution. You may resume using these after your first shower or bath.
4. How long should I wait after a session before showering?
To give the DHA enough time to fully set, we recommend waiting a minimum of 4 hours after a spray tanning session - or 8 hours for optimal results. Showering sooner may diminish the intensity of your tan. If you tan using an Instant Cosmetic Bronzer, the Instant Cosmetic Colour will wash off in the shower, but the colour produced by the DHA will remain.
5. Will swimming affect my tan?
Swimming in chlorinated water or salt water can fade the Spray Tanning results, and may also cause possible streaking and shorten the length of your tan. Normal activities, such as bathing, showering or physical exercise will not affect the quality of your tan.
6. Does Sunless Spray Tanning Solution have any smell after contact with my skin?
Our spray tanning solution uses a breakthrough odour control technology designed to virtually eliminate the odour that may be present when the solution interacts with your skin.
7. Will the bronzing formula stain my clothing?
No, the SunSpray tanning solution, which includes a cosmetic bronzer, is water soluble and will be removed after the next wash in cold water. However, in some instances, the DHA in the tanning solution may permanently stain undergarments worn during the spray session. Choose your clothing wisely – Disposable underwear is best.
8. How long does Sunless Spray Tanning last?
A Sunless Spray Tan can last up to 7 days, depending on the formulation you choose and the condition of your skin.
9. Are there ways to enhance the SunSpray Tanning results?
Yes, all at-home products are created to enhance and extend the professional spray tanning results. Over the counter products are not formulated for Sunless Tanning. They may block the tan’s application, and may inhibit the development process – creating uneven post-tan fading.
10. What ingredients are in your spray tan solutions?
For a full list of ingredients – click here
11. What is DHA?
The active ingredient most often used in spray tanning products including tinted moisturisers, self-tanners, and spray tan solution is called Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA. DHA is a carbohydrate compound approved for use in externally applied sunless tanning solutions. DHA is often derived from a vegetable source like beets or sugar cane. It’s natural and won’t harm your skin.
12. Is Sunless Spray Tanning Solution recommended for people with sensitivities or allergies?
This product is safe, however, for those with skin sensitivities or allergies, it is recommended to consult a health care professional before using the product. For a full list of ingredients – click here
13. What happens if SunSpray 24/7 Spray Tanning solution gets in your eyes?
It is not recommended DHA be used in the eyes or surrounding area. Protective eyewear can be purchased from the salon. If your eyes feel irritated, gently splash them with water. For additional questions or if irritation persists, consult a health care professional.
14. What happens if the salon’s Spray Tanning solution is inhaled?
It is not recommended DHA be inhaled. Nose filters are recommended, which can be purchased from the salon. For additional questions or if irritation persists, consult a health care professional.
15. What is the scent in the at-home product line?
The scent in our product range comes from Seagrass and Sage, which are two of the top-selling fragrances in the spa industry.
16. What is the duration of the tan for each product?
The duration of the tan depends on frequency of product use as well as how the tan is maintained. The gradual tan lotions should be used on a daily basis to build the tan to optimal colour and also to maintain a tan. The spray bronzers are formulated for a darker, extended tan that can last up to a week.
17. What are the benefits of the marine algae ingredients in our products?
The green and brown algae in the at-home products are Chlorellagen, Mitostime and Pheohydrane. The benefits of this marine algae blend are to moisturise, oxygenate, detoxify and rejuvenate the skin – and rejuvenated skin produces a beautiful tan.