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All About Spray Tan

Introduction About Spray Tan

Body tan sprays have a poor reputation, which comes as no surprise to those of us who have had a negative experience. Spray tan horror stories are familiar, and with the orangey type that became popular in the early 2000s, it only makes sense that people are—shall we say—wary of the tanning treatment, primarily since most people associate the term “spray tan” with clunky spray equipment dousing skin with a dripping layer of orange liquid.

Nothing could be further from the truth.  Good Spray tans are as subtle and elegant as they have always been.  You’ll end up with a natural and wonderfully sun-kissed skin by using spray tan if you choose a reputable spray tan artist and follow the appropriate preparation and after-care instructions.

Ingredients used in All Faux Tan Products

All body tan sprays are based on a single active component known as dihydroxyacetone (DHA).

“Regardless of the other chemicals in recipe, DHA is responsible for the temporary tanning of the skin. 

“Alcohol” is the active element in beer, as in wine and liquor. As alcohol provides you the sensation of being inebriated; Ibuprofen is an active element in Advil that gives you the sensation of a fever reducer. Similarly, dihydroxyacetone gives you the appearance of being tanned.

Every Spray Tan Causes a Chemical Reaction

While the term “chemical reaction” may seem dangerous, it just refers to the process of DHA interacting with the Skin (in other words, far less frightening than it sounds). 

“Basically, DHA reacts with the amino acids in the skin, mainly arginine, lysine, and histidine, and it generates a range of brown chemicals known as melanoidins,”. 

As someone said, “Sometimes I compare it to when you chop an apple and leave it out for a while and it oxidizes.”

Variety of Spray Tans Available

Although all spray tan treatments include the same active ingredient, they don’t represent all proportions. Experts compares spray tanning to medicine in that the higher the concentration of DHA, the faster (and darker Tan) the spray tan will grow.

“When you go to the doctor and they prescribe you anything, they may have to adjust your dose based on how you respond.”

Spray Tans Can Be Customized

The spray tan artist can customize Good Spray tans to accommodate your unique Skin (Darker Tan & light Tan) and desired results due to their chemicals. “I explain it this way: some people are DHA-sensitive, and some people are DHA-resistant,” An expert in field says. 

“It’s just like any other active ingredient tolerance level, which is why I relate it to things like alcohol or ibuprofen.”

Speak With an Expert 

The best way to determine what percentage of DHA works best for you is to consult with your spray tan artist before the application. Professionals might ask, ‘Would you be more disappointed if this evolved a little brighter than you intended?

‘Can you tell me about the occasion you’re tanning for?’ 

Some individuals change the product to add a variable to the development of a tan.

Spray Tan Requires Some Trial and Error

Aside from speaking with a Good spray tans artist, trial and error is another approach to determine which DHA % is ideal for you. 

This is especially true if you want to get a spray tan before a big occasion (Brides, take note!). 

Specialists says that, “For a significant event like a wedding, I would recommend a trial tan,” and “Please come in at least two weeks in advance.”

Brown-appearing products may stain your clothes or sheets (Or Skin)

Customers unaware that DHA is the active tanning component will choose bronze versions over clear, implying better effectiveness. 

However, it’s the cosmetic bronzer that rubs off on your clothes and linens, increasing the likelihood of streakiness and splotchiness. “You may tan using a clear product, which I believe helps avoid over-development.”

Going to A Spray Tan Salon

A spray tan salon is a judgment-free zone, but if going entirely naked sounds a little intimidating, you can wear a bathing suit or underwear. Some people think tan lines are attractive, which is fine; make sure you get the exact tan line you want.

Plush Tan is a body tanning women and men salon that uses state-of-the-art products and facilities to give our customers the best service experience in the town. This tan salon provides you with facilities that you won’t feel uncomfortable in your skin.

Moisturize with coconut oil

Coconut oil after tanning helps to keep the Tan from fading. As someone puts it, “the Dark tan lives on top of the skin,” so keeping the Skin moisturized will keep the Tan even.

When Showering After a Spray Tan, Use Soap

Wear loose-fitting clothing after a spray tan. Depending on the percentage of DHA used, you should shower and use soap six to eight hours later. 

(Believe it or not, some people avoid it entirely after a spray tan, which is simply unnecessary Dr. Bronner’s is preferable because of its natural and effective formula.) 

After washing with it, rinse your entire body and sponge away any dripping water.  This will keep those icky runs away from your legs and back.

How Long Will a Spray Tan Last?

A spray tan on lighter skin tones may last for five days, medium shades for 7-8 days, and darker shades for up to 10 days. To be on the safe side, we estimate that your spray tan will last between 5-7 days, depending on your spray tan care routine.

For amazing results, consult any of Plush Tan branches which are located in:

  • Motor city 
  • Barsha Heights
  • Palm Jumeirah 
  • DIFC
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis
  • Jumeirah Village Circle


Body tans have pros and cons as any other product relating to skincare and beauty. But if you know what suits you better and what makes you look more beautiful, every product can be managed to work in your favor.



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