Frequently Asked Spray Tan Questions
How long will my spray tan last?
A Maui Elegant Tan will last anywhere from seven to ten days, on average. The amount of physical activity, after care, and proper preparation for the spray tan are all factors of how many days one can expect their spray tan to last.
Will I turn orange?
Never. Maui Elegant Tan stocks high-quality, organic spray tanning solutions. People turn orange due to lack of technician training and going too dark for one’s skin tone. Yes, this is a fake tan, but it certainly never looks fake!
What is a rapid spray tan?
This is perfect for people who are on the go and can’t have a spray tan solution on their skin for eight to ten hours. Rapid spray tans are designed to rinse off in one to four hours, however, it still takes eight to twelve hours to fully develop. Your rapid spray tan will last seven to ten days. You can’t get wet or sweat for one to four hours. When it’s time to rinse, use water only. It is highly recommended that you don’t use sunscreen, lotion, or make-up for eight hours after you rinse. Using any of these products will interfere with the spray tan developing process.
Rinse off time is not optional. If you rinse off earlier than advised, your tan will be lighter. If you leave on the solution longer than advised, your tan may look unnatural.
Your tan may look very light after your shower, but it will evolve within the next eight to ten hours. It can actually take up to 24 hours for your tan to fully develop.
Once you rinse off, it’s OK to exercise and sweat, but don’t go swimming in the pool or ocean until the next day.
What do I wear to my spray tan appointment?
Wear dark undergarments or a bathing suit. Many women wear a thong and no bra, or nothing at all. Men must wear a swimsuit, boxers, or briefs. No exceptions.
After you spray tan, you’ll want to have something loose and dark to wear. No bras, jeans or jean shorts, yoga pants, or closed-toed shoes.
How long will it take for my spray tan to develop?
You will see an immediate glow from the temporary bronzer in the solution. The tanning solution takes eight to twelve hours to develop. Do not sweat or shower until your rinse-off time, which is usually the next day. Rapid spray tans are different, and you will be given the proper rinse-off time.
Normally, I freckle in the sun. Will spray tanning cause freckles?
No. Maui Elegant Tan solutions do not cause freckles.
What if I normally can’t get very tan?
A person can get tan with a Maui Elegant Tan. When receiving a spray tan, a person doesn’t need their melanocytes, or melanin-forming cells, to be in working order.
How long does a spray tanning session last?
It takes approximately ten minutes to be sprayed. You will need at least five minutes of drying time after the spray tanning session. Make sure to wear loose-fitting clothing after you’re dry.
Can I spray tan if I have tattoos?
Yes, you can spray tan if you have tattoos. The spray tan solution does not harm tattoos. It’s recommended to wait at least two weeks after you’ve gotten your new tattoo to allow your skin to heal before having a spray tanning session.
Can I spray tan if I am pregnant and/or breastfeeding?
Yes, it is safe to have a spray tan session if you are currently pregnant and/or breastfeeding. As with anything else you do while pregnant, you should consult your physician if you have any questions or concerns.