Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. What is mobile tanning and how can I be spray tanned at home?
  2. How does spray tanning work?
  3. How long will my appointment be?
  4. Will I turn orange or have streaks?
  5. Do I have to be naked?
  6. How do I prepare for my tan?
  7. Aftercare?
  8. Will the solutions rub off on my clothes?
  9. How long will it last?
  10. Can anyone Spray Tan?
  11. I am diabetic, is Spray Tanning OK for me?
  12. Is it OK for people of any age to Spray Tan?

     

  1. What is mobile tanning and how can I be spray tanned at home? Get Your Tan On   is a fully qualified and insured mobile spray tanning business. We meet you in the comfort of your own home, office, hotel  or you can come to us. Get Your Tan On uses only the newest and most advanced portable tanning system to apply your customized spray tan. You get the most natural looking UV free tan available. Our products are top of the line.  Get Your Tan On gives you everything you need for your perfect tan. .
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  2. How does spray tanning work? A spray gun is used to apply an exact combination of air and sunless tanning lotion directly onto the skin. The active ingredient, Dihydroxyacetone (DHA for short), causes a chemical reaction with the amino acids in the outermost layer your skin. This reaction causes the colour of the skin to change, producing a beautifully natural-looking tan.  
DHA occurs naturally in sugar beets and has been approved for application to the skin for over 30 years! DHA starts to react with the skin within 2 hours of the tan application, and colour slowly develops over the next 4 – 24 hours into a gorgeous, natural glow.  No streaks or orange patches often associated with rub on tans. Just a smooth, silky, just-off-the-beach look! Then as the skin cells gradually wear off, the colour slowly fades; just like a real sun-tan, but without going into the sun.

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  3. How long will my appointment be? Once your technician arrives to your home or preferred place to be tanned, they are very efficient.  Set up is quick—10 minutes maybe. After that, the actual spray-tanning of each individual takes approximately 5-10 minutes. Then, depending on how many questions you have, they only need about 10 more minutes to pack up and say good-bye.

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  4. Will I turn orange or have streaks?  We guarantee a streak-free tan.  No more orange between your fingers or knees! Make sure to exfoliate before your service to avoid any gathering on the dry spots, and make sure you follow the instructions!

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  5. Do I have to be naked?  No, wear what you feel most comfortable wearing; underwear / swimsuit / bikini or go for the no tan line look.  If you choose to wear your underwear or a swimsuit, we recommend it to be a dark colour.

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  6. How do I prepare for my tan? EXFOLIATE ALL OVER! Make sure to shave and wax 8 hours before your spray tan. Your skin MUST be clean from all lotions, perfumes and deodorant. Lotion and deodorant act as barriers and can even change the colour of your tan.

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  7. Aftercare? 
Please bring loose clothes to wear after the spray. You will need to stay away from water for the next 4 hours. This allows the solution to set and develop evenly all over.

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  8. Will the solutions rub off on my clothes? The solution has instant bronzers in it and may rub off on your clothes, but it does not stain. When you take your first shower, you will see the solution wash off (this is normal) but the real tan stays. There are some fabrics such as silk, nylon and especially leather that this may not wash out of, so caution is always recommended.

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  9. How long will it last? 
Your tan will last 5-10 days, depending on your skin. It slowly fades just like a real tan that you get from the sun or tanning bed. The longevity of a sunless tan depends on your skin's natural exfoliation process and on the skin regimen followed before and after application. Get Your Tan On offers a variety of tan-extending products that help hydrate skin and maintain even, natural-looking colour, longer.

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  10. Can anyone Spray Tan? Most people are suitable to have a spray tan. We suggest that pregnant women in the first trimester, those with severe asthma or with very sensitive skin refrain from spray tanning or consult a physician before spray tanning. However, if you are still unsure, please contact us.

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  11. I am diabetic. Is Spray Tanning OK for me? DHA is a chemical derived from glycerin and was first used in the treatment of diabetes. Some diabetics are actually better able to tolerate DHA than glucose in their treatment! So basically, yes you can have a sunless spray tan.

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  12. Is it OK for people of any age to Spray Tan? Yes it is. However, we require the signature of the parent or guardian for those under the age of 18. Also, for those under the age of 18, we require that they are clothed in either swim trunks for males or bikinis for females (or equivalent clothing).

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