How Much Does Spray Tanning Cost on Average?

Fantastic inexpensive results can be achieved with sunless tanning sprays like this one. But there are more expensive options out there.

Gone are the days when fair-skinned men and women would spend all day in the sun to get that super-tanned look. Times have changed and people have realized that sun-tanning, though ‘natural’ in the truest sense may not always be good for the skin. Many rightly consider too much sun bathing to be too risky. Especially if they want a really dark tan. The ill-effects catch up sooner than you’d think. The adverse effect of sun tanning are positively dangerous – we all know how much it increases the risk of skin cancer.

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How Long do Spray Tans Typically Last?


When you’re considering spending money on a spray tan, you’re naturally going to be curious about how long the effect is going to last. You don’t want to pay all that money without realistic expectations.

Typically speaking a spray tan effect usually lasts for 4 to 7 days. This number will vary based on

  • The tan used.
  • The skill of the person administering the tan.
  • Your lifestyle.
  • Your skin (some people shed skin cells faster than others)

However there are several steps that can be taken to extend the lifespan of the spray tan colors.

There are a few reasons why spray tans don’t last longer.

Our skin consists of two layers, the outer layer and inner layer. It is the outer layer on which the spray tan works. It is also the layer where all the dead and old cells continuously shed off to give way to new cells.

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How Does Spray Tanning Work?

chemicalSitting in the sun all day isn’t the only way to get an amazing tan. There’s a much faster way.

This is by using a spray tan. There are naturally a few assumptions you may make about the process. Is it staining your skin? What sort of colors can you get? How does the process actually work? Hopefully below we’ll give you a basic understanding of how exactly everything works.

What is the Process All About?

One of the main reasons why spray tanning has become popular is because of the short amount of time the whole process takes. All you have to do is to walk into a tanning salon where you’ll be sprayed with special tanning chemicals. The process is complete within a few minutes and you can walk out of the tanning booth with the tanned look that you wanted. The reason this process is so fast, mostly comes down to the chemical reactions happening on your skin.

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Does Spray Tan Cover Stretch Marks?

sun drawingThe short answer is YES it can! Read on for more info.

Spray tanning is a popular alternative to sunbeds and regular outdoor sunbathing. It offers several benefits over traditional tanning methods. It can also cover stretch marks. If done properly the appearance of stretch marks can be severely reduced with spray tans. At least for a short time anyway – spray tans aren’t permanent.

What are Stretch Marks?

They can be caused by loads of things like pregnancy, exercise and weight gain. If you want to know more about stretch marks, and potential ways to reduce them, visit our stretch marks part of the site. Unfortunately stretch marks are permanent. They will fade over time but will never be gone completely. The best method is to try and make them less noticeable.

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Do Spray Tans Look Natural?

tanNo one wants a horrible orange looking tan which is obviously fake. Here we will look into how realistic they can actually look.

Tanning has been around since the 1950s. Many people would sit in the sun frequently for hours or longer in order to get tanned skin. Later on, sunbeds became available and people focused on getting a tan from sunbeds to decrease the chance of getting skin cancer.

However in the 1970s it was circulated that skin cancer could also come from using sunbeds. This is when spray tans were developed. Thus, the attention of the public then focused on getting spray tans as an alternative to sunbathing and sunbeds.

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Can You Spray Tan While Pregnant?

sprayFor some women, spray tanning is a big part of their beauty routine. Even during pregnancy they want to look their best. But as always it’s important to take all necessary safety considerations into account.

Home Tan vs Salon Tan

Spray tans at a salon, and spray tanning using home products you can buy from a shop work in a similar way. They contain the same key ingredient which is DHA. The DHA works on your top layer of skin and doesn’t penetrate much deeper. So it doesn’t get absorbed into your system. So any spray tan should be perfectly safe if applied directly to the skin. The potential problems occur when the DHA is inhaled. There has been no congruent study yet on the effects of spray tanning on pregnant women. However, it has been found that inhaling DHA can potentially cause cancer. There are no overwhelmingly conclusive results, but there is a possibility it can cause genetic mutations in human DNA.

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Spray Tan FAQ



Spray tanning has always been quite popular, especially for those who like to showcase a tan all year round. There are many women (and men) who are turning to this solution for a great even tan. This is partially because people are beginning to take notice of the dangers of skin cancer. In this article we’ll give you a quick introduction to spray tanning so you can decide if it’s right for you.

History of Tanning

In the 1950’s, tanning first started to become popular. This is partially to do with people being able to enjoy their holidays elsewhere around the world. Sunbeds rose in the mid 1970s and were continuously in demand by many.

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