Frequently asked fake tanning questions

We address your most frequently asked fake tanning questions.

Wanted to know more about the hows, whats and whys of sunless tanning? Sienna X have the answers!

It is natural to have lots of questions on fake tanning, particularly if it’s a new beauty revelation for you. But thankfully, the expert tanning professionals at Sienna X are here to answer your most asked questions when it comes to your golden glow!

What is the active ingredient in fake tan? Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, is a sugar that causes your skin to develop in colour by reacting with amino acids that naturally occur on the skin.

Can I use fake tan if I have skin sensitivities or allergies? Although tanning products are very safe to use and adverse reactions are extremely rare, it is always advisable to do a patch test 24 hours before all-over application if you have sensitive skin.

Can I use fake tan during pregnancy? There are no dangers understood to be associated with using fake tan during pregnancy, however, hormonal changes can alter the sensitivity of the skin and may make it more prone to allergic reactions. Always speak to your doctor first before using a fake tan product while pregnant.

Can I shower or swim after my fake tanning session? It is best to wait a minimum of 8 hours before showering or bathing, but ideally you should wait for 24 hours as the tanning product will continue to develop. Swimming and exercise should be avoided while your tan is developing.

If you have any questions regarding self-tanning or spray tanning, don’t hesitate to email the experts at Sienna X at [email protected].