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How long do spray tans last?

2 Min Read Friday 28th February 2014

Protect and prolong your tan with these clever tips.

Promote an even ‘fade-off’ using a simple moisturiser.

Give up just 15 minutes of your time for a professional spray tan and you can expect to enjoy the golden effects for at least five to ten days. Formulated to last as long as possible, Sienna X tanning solution also hydrates and nourishes the skin, helping to create a healthy glow that highlights the natural contours of your face and body. Want your tan to last longer? Here are our top tips on the best way to boost your colour:

1. On the day of your treatment make sure that you take some loose fitting clothing along with you to wear after your tan. Tight clothes that have straps will mark your skin and remove some of the tanning solution, resulting in an uneven and patchy-looking finish. If you start off with an even base your spray tan will look better and last a few more days.

2. Moisturise your entire body as often as you can to prolong the life of your spray tan. Fake tan darkens the uppermost layer of the skin, known as the epidermis – the skin cells on this layer flake off slowly to reveal the paler skin beneath as part of the body’s natural regeneration process. By moisturising daily you can slow this process down and prevent your sun-kissed colour from fading away too soon. Hydrating your skin regularly will also ensure that your tan fades off gently and evenly, rather than in patches.

3. Avoid swimming and taking long showers and baths as this can extract moisture from your skin and shorten the life of of your spray tan. Chemicals, like chlorine found in swimming pools, and harsh shower gels can often strip your colour off prematurely so steer clear of them if you can.


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