How does a Sienna X Spray Tan work?
The spray tanning reaction is similar to how an apple goes brown when you take a bite from it and leave it! It involves applying an active ingredient, dihydroxyacetone (DHA – a colourless, harmless sugar) to your skin. The solution interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to produce a golden brown colour. The actual tan will take 8 hours to develop after application and the lightly coloured solution will wash off when showering.
I like the idea of a Sienna X Spray Tan in the comfort of my own home but is it messy?
No, not at all. The therapist will attend your home and set up their equipment. For your spraying you will be invited to stand in a tanning cubicle, to ensure the spray goes on your skin, not in to the air, and there is no mess involved in the process. Spray tanning is done in a professional manner and in the privacy of your own home.
How long will the appointment take?
An individual appointment will last approximately 40 minutes, this includes time to set up, apply that gorgeous tan and pack the equipment away. Your therapist will require a spacious, well lit room to complete your spray tan as they will bring along a portable cubicle, which we pop up to avoid any mess.
What is involved?
On your very first tanning session, your therapist will ask you a number of questions and then fill in a consultation card for you, making sure you are both happy for the treatment to go ahead. Then your therapist will give you a few minutes to get undressed, remove your jewellery and change into your underwear (We suggest you wear old dark underwear or swimwear which you don’t mind staining.) Your therapist will keep a range of disposable underwear available for you to purchase if required. Next a barrier cream will be applied to your hands and tops of your feet, elbows, knees and any dry areas to prevent them from tanning too much. During your spray tan your technician will ask you to stand in certain simple positions to allow perfect coverage, this will be explained before your session commences. The spraying will take on average 10 minutes plus an additional few minutes to dry. Your therapist is friendly, experienced and qualified, and will explain what is happening at each stage.
What should I wear after my treatment?
Wear loose fitting dark coloured clothing and flip-flops as some of the bronzer can rub off on your clothing and shoes can cause your feet to perspire, affecting the final results. Natural fibres like 100% cotton T-shirts, sweats and baggies are best. Any colour that does rub off can usually be washed out during a normal wash cycle.
How long will the Sienna X tan last?
Your gorgeous tan will last approximately 5-7 days or possibly longer, depending on your skin type and lifestyle. A sunless tan gradually fades just as a tan from the sun would. As your skin sheds dead cells, your tan will fade. Therefore the key is to moisturise daily for a longer lasting glow.
What do I need to ensure I get the best from my tanning session?
To get the best results from your Sienna X tan it is essential that you properly prepare your skin before the treatment with a good exfoliation and follow our recommendations after the treatment. Your therapist can supply additional excellent Sienna X products to enhance and prolong your gorgeous tan.
What about streaking and/or turning orange?
Fake tanning has come a long way since the early days. Better solutions, machines, training and spray tan technology virtually eliminate these issues. Your professionally trained Sienna X therapist is experienced in producing non-streaky tans and will ensure that the right solution is chosen for your colouring, giving you a natural sun-kissed look and long lasting results.
Is it safe?
YES – It is much safer than exposing your skin to the sun’s rays and you still get that great tanned look. Allergic reactions are extremely rare and if you have experienced allergic reactions to self-tanning or other beauty products please arrange a skin patch test first with your therapist at least 48 hours prior to treatment. Patch tests are also recommended if this is your first spray tan.
Who should not get Sienna X spray tan?
Women who are in their first trimester of pregnancy, anyone who is allergic to self-tan, or who has severe breathing difficulties or skin conditions. If in doubt or if you have any further questions speak to your therapist prior to your appointment. Clients under 16 years of age must have parental consent before the treatment can go ahead.