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A TAN FOR EVERYONE

MINETAN, YOUR TAN, A TAN FOR EVERYONE

Find out how spray tanning works including how DHA interacts with the skin and an introduction of how to spray tan. Our spray tan basics show you how to give clients a picture perfect finish every time using the MineTan technique. We also look at some commonly asked questions you’re likely to be asked by clients so you can be equipped with knowledge you need to deliver the best service in your salon or mobile tanning business.

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HOW SPRAY TANNING WORKS

Spray tanning involves applying an active ingredient, dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, to your skin using a specialist low pressure spraying machine. DHA is a colourless sugar. It interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to produce a golden brown colour.

Most spray tans contain an instant cosmetic bronzer that gives you a color guide and instant color when you are first sprayed. These instant cosmetic bronzers will wash away after your first shower and have no impact on the end result for your tan. It’s not the amount of cosmetic bronzers that make the individual solutions darker from one another, it’s the amount of DHA in the solution that creates varying results.

The spray tan will contain various amounts of DHA depending on the solution you choose. The DHA starts to activate immediately, 60% of this process is complete after the first hour yet the actual tan will continue to develop over the next 24 hours. All the cosmetic instant bronzers will wash off when showering. Your therapist will tell you how long to wait until you can bathe or shower depending on your skin color and how dark you want your tan.

Spray tanning involves applying an active ingredient, dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, to your skin using a specialist low pressure spraying machine. DHA is a colorless sugar. It interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to produce a golden brown color.

Most spray tans contain an instant cosmetic bronzer that gives you a color guide and instant color when you are first sprayed. These instant cosmetic bronzers will wash away after your first shower and have no impact on the end result for your tan. It’s not the amount of cosmetic bronzers that make the individual solutions darker from one another, it’s the amount of DHA in the solution that creates varying results.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we receive everyday from trade pros. For more FAQs please click here

HOW DARK WILL I GET?

There are different strengths of DHA and your therapist will advise you of the best one for your skin tone, bearing in mind how dark you want to go. The darker you tan naturally, the darker you will tan with a spray tan. We recommend leaving your spray tan on for 1 – 4 hours before you lightly shower. Do not exceed more than 8 hours before your first shower.

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. DHA has been approved by the FDA for use in the personal care industry for over 30 years. No adverse affects have been reported other than minor skin irritations on allergic people. 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. We do recommend however, to be sprayed in a well ventilated area, or an area that includes a clean air/extraction unit.

WHO SHOULD NOT GET A SPRAY TAN?

Anyone who is allergic to self-tan or who has breathing difficulties. If in doubt or if you have further questions, please speak to your therapist or consult your local doctor before your appointment. Although considered mostly safe in a well-ventilated area and wearing a face mask or nose plugs, it is recommended women who are pregnant should always consult their doctor if they want a spray tan.

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