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What is Fake Tan?


Sunless tanning, also called UV-filled tanning, self-tanning, spray tanning (when administered topically), or fake tanning, is obtaining a tan without exposure to the sun. Sunless tanning entails the application of creams, lotions, and sprays to the skin. The tanning procedure is done without the use of any chemicals.

Fake tan in a bottle has become a global craze since it is practical, easy to apply, and extremely handy. Because it’s fast and safe, men and women all over the globe use it regularly to give their skin a gorgeous bronzed glow. But how does it function in practice?

A chemical called Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is found in every bottle of fake tan. It is this simple carbohydrate that causes the skin to change color. DHA combines with oxygen in the air and amino acids in the top layer of the skin, causing it to darken with time.

This smart procedure affects just the dead cells on the skin’s surface, which means a fake tan will fade over time as these cells fall off. The amount of DHA in the fake tan lotion you choose will decide how dark the final color will be; the higher the concentration, the darker the final color. 

We have a fantastic selection of sunless tanning products at Sienna X that can help you achieve the right tan for your skin. The Gradual Untinted Self Tan Lotion is a rich moisturizing lotion that builds up a natural-looking tan and contains 4% DHA. 

It has an anti-cellulite composition and is fragranced with coconut and vanilla to make the skin seem firmer and smoother.

Why do you need a Fake Tan?

There’s never been a better moment to pull off a convincing act. Self-tanning is more popular than ever, thanks to a slew of new launches each year and a burgeoning interest in the industry.

There’s never been a better moment to pull off a convincing act. Self-tanning is more popular than ever, thanks to a slew of new launches each year and a burgeoning interest in the industry.

Consumers may now have a golden tan all year, whether it’s winter or summer — if they fake it. With the prevalence of skin cancer in both men and women in the UK increasing yearly, many customers are looking for alternatives to laying out in the sun. 

Self-tanning is a deeper shade of pale is not a new phenomenon. For many years, loyal contingents of women worldwide have been ardent followers of this beauty fad. There’s no disputing that tanning has swept the world, whether it’s to create the ‘just walked off the beach’ appearance for a wedding or an event or as a daily lifestyle choice.

Coco Chanel, a fashion designer who helped lead the masses away from the porcelain skin era of the early 1900s following a vacation in St Tropez in 1923, has long been credited as a source of inspiration for the tanning fad.

Is Fake Tan Harmful to Your Health?

Self-tanning products have been promoted as safe alternatives to sunbaking, and sunbeds to attain a sun-kissed glow. However, not everyone understands how and why they function.

The color additive dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is the active component in most fake tan lotions, which darkens the skin momentarily. As skin cells shed naturally, DHA interacts with the uppermost layer of dead skin cells, which is why fake tans only last seven to ten days.

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized DHA. Most dermatologists consider self-tanning products to be far safer than sun tanning.

Although there have been some worries in the past about the toxicity of highly concentrated DHA, most self-tanning lotions, sprays, and creams only contain DHA at concentrations of 3-5 percent. It is non-toxic and non-carcinogenic at these concentrations.

There is no evidence that artificial tans are dangerous when applied as prescribed — that is, topically. Because there are certain concerns concerning DHA inhalation and ingestion, it is recommended that you wear protective gear over your eyes, nose, and mouth when administering it in aerosol form.

Although fake tans give some sun protection, they should always be worn in conjunction with broad-spectrum sunscreens with an SPF of 30 or more to ensure total protection from damaging UV rays, especially during the summer.

Advantages Of Fake Tan

  • There is no UV exposure

This is the most crucial advantage of body tan spray. You can acquire the appearance you want without jeopardizing your health with spray tanning. No sun exposure means no UV damage to the skin, decreasing the chance of melanoma.

  • Immediate Results

You don’t have to spend hours in the sun to acquire that sun-kissed appearance with spray tanning. It will only take 10 to 20 minutes to achieve the desired effects, ideal if you have a hectic schedule.

  • Coverage that is free of streaks

Spray on tan, unlike tanning creams, does not leave you sticky and untidy.

  • Select Your Color

There’s no way of knowing how one brand’s rendition of light, medium, or dark compares to another when you use self-tanning goods you bought yourself until you give it a go.

Branches of Plush Tan Salon

The answer to the best tanning salons in Dubai is the Plush Tan salon. It operates in multiple locations across Dubai to facilitate our customers. You can access any of our branches with access to your shortest routes.

Plush Tan Salon is now open at:

 Motor city 

Barsha Heights

Palm Jumeirah 


Dubai Silicon Oasis

Jumeirah Village Circle

Book Your Appointment right away

If you plan to get body spray tanning, visit sunbed Dubai.




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