What is a spray tan?
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a colourless sugar and the active ingredient in the guide coloured solution that will be sprayed onto your skin. Applied using a specialist low pressure spraying machine. The DHA in the solution interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to produce a golden brown colour. The colour you see at the time of your treatment is purely a guide colour for me to see that your skin is evenly covered. Your actual tan will have developed and will be revealed after you shower.
Is it Safe?
Yes, very safe. A Sienna X sunless tan can give the same results as spending 10-14 days in the sun, but without the harmful effects of UV exposure. DHA has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for use in the personal are industry for over 30 years and no adverse affects have been reported other than minor skin irritations. Allergic reactions are extremely rare. However, if you have experienced allergic reactions to self-tanning or other beauty products please arrange a skin patch test first with me.
What will happen before, during and after my treatment?
- On your first tanning treatment, I will ask you a number of questions and a consultation card will be completed.
- You will then undress to your chosen dark underwear and remove jewellery.
- Barrier cream will be applied to your hands, elbows, knees, feet and other dry areas to reduce tan absorption.
- Simply follow my instructions, spraying will take around 10 minutes.
- The guide colour you will see will be showered off after your development time of up to 10 hours to reveal your natural looking Sienna X tan.
How do I prepare for my sunless tan?
Regular exfoliation and moisturising will improve your overall skin health, making tan prep a doodle. Remove unwanted hair 24 hours before your tan and exfoliate well. Don't use any products on your skin on the day of your tan.
How dark will I get?
Sienna X has a range of solutions and I will help you customise your ideal tan. Your tan results will depend on how well you tan naturally. The darker you tan in the sun, the darker you tan with Sienna X. Many people like to have a bespoke tan, so it's lighter in the winter months, darker in the summer. A double exposure treatment (i.e. if you have a second tanning treatment within 48 hours of your first appointment) will help you go darker with superior results.
How long will my Sienna X sunless tan last?
Your tan will last approximately 5 to 7 days depending on your daily skincare regime, lifestyle and if you have exfoliated well prior to your tan. A sunless tan fades just like a tan from the sun - so as your skin sheds dead cells, your tan will fade. It is really important to moisturise daily with Sienna X Radiance Body Balm. Using our unique Sienna X Gradual Glowing Self Tan after day three will also prolong and top up your tan.
Will I still need to use sun protection with a Sienna X tan?
Yes, we recommend you use a sunscreen with a high SPF. Look for a formula which is oil free to prevent your tan from stripping.
Will my wedding dress get stained?
The rule of thumb is to wear your dress after 4 showers. We always suggest a trial first so you know which shade you prefer on your magical day.
How can I prolong my sunless tan?
To get the most from your gorgeous Sienna X sunless tan, we recommend moisturising daily in order to keep skin hydrated and looking sun kissed for longer. Start to exfoliate after 3 days to encourage an even and natural looking fade.
How do I pay for my tan?
Payment can be made by cash, debit card or paypal.
I need to cancel or re arrange my appointment
We ask that you give 24hrs notice of any cancellation. Let us know by text on 07900 885096. If you would still love to have your tan then please add your preferred day and time on the text.
Look after your tan
To help you get the best tan possible, I have put together some tips to help you prepare your skin for a perfect glow…
The day before your tan.
Remove any unwanted hair. Shave or wax 24hrs before the day of your tan to allow pores plenty of time to close. Tan in your pores will leave you with a ‘dotty’ finish.
Paint your nails and toenails, particularly if you have acrylic extensions!. This prevents your nails and cuticles from being stained.
Buff away dead skin cells with a body scrub. Pay particular attention to dry areas such as elbows, knees and feet.
The day of your tan.
On the day of your tan, don’t apply deodorant, perfume or body lotion as these act as a barrier and stop self tan from developing properly.
Bring dark underwear if you do not wish to use disposal.
Have some loose dark clothing on hand to put on afterwards whilst your tan develops.
When rinsing off.
I recommend you rinsing the tan off in the shower with just water or a mild soap. Do not use any oil products or abrasive sponges or flannels and this will make tan last longer.
Pat dry, don't rub.
Apply moisturiser to face and body each day to keep skin hydrated.
On day 4 give skin a gentle exfoliation to help a gradual fade off.
To extend your tan ask The Beauty Lady to order some Sienna X Gradual Tan.
Sienna X say 90% of women asked said that having a tan made them feel more confident.
Consult me if you...
- are in your first trimester of pregnancy
- have had an allergic reaction to tanning or any other skin care products
- are asthmatic or if you have breathing difficulties
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email me at [email protected]