Ergoline Tan Can

Ergoline (10 min)

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Energising Berry-Infused Full Body Scrub and Wrap with Spraytan

Tan Can FAQ

Why should I tan?

Indoor Tanning offers clients a safe and effective alternative to outdoor tanning all year round.

Along with the psychological benefits of tanning, UV exposure produces naturally activated Vitamin D in the body.

This is essential to prevent various diseases such as osteoporosis, depression, diabetes and multiple sclerosis, among others.

How often should I tan?

It is important to know your own skin. If your skin is sensitive and burns easily, make sure your sessions are short and spaced a few days apart so that your base tan builds slowly and effectively. 

It is recommended that a minimum of 24 hours is left between tanning sessions. Our advice is to tan a maximum of 3 times in a week to avoid overexposure.

A healthy tan can be maintained in 1 or 2 sessions a week if correctly maintained.

Sun VS Tan Can?

Irregular and unmanaged exposure to the natural sun often leads to sunburn and skin damage. By tanning regularly, the human body develops a natural tolerance to the sun by activating the melanin in the skin. This helps to prevent sunburn and skin damage from UV exposure. 

Tan can’s use UVA and UVB light to activate the skin’s natural melanin. A high UVA, low UVB intensity optimises the deep tissue within the skin to create a natural tan without burning  the skin’s fragile surface. Tan can’s also filter the harsh and harmful UV rays emitted by the natural sun.  

By tanning in short, regular sessions, using indoor tanning machines greatly reduces the risk of over-exposure to the sun and skin damage.

What should I wear during a tanning session?

Most people wear swimsuits or underwear to minimize tan lines.

Can I use tanning lotions or accelerators?

Yes, you can use tanning lotions or accelerators designed for indoor tanning to enhance your results. Make sure to follow the salon’s guidelines and apply the product evenly.

What should I do before the session to prepare my skin?

xfoliate your skin before tanning to remove dead skin cells, and avoid applying oils or moisturizers that can create a barrier between your skin and the UV rays.

Spray Tan FAQ

What is a spray tan?

A self tanning lotion is applied to the skin by means of an airbrush machine. The specially designed airbrush atomizes the self tanning lotion into a cooling vapor which is finely misted onto the skin ensuring an even streak-free application.

How do self tanning lotions work?

An active ingredient in the self tanning lotion called Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) causes a chemical reaction with the amino acids found in the top layer of the skin to produce a bronzed tan—very much like the sun does, but without the UVA and UVB damage.

How long will this tan last?

The tan lasts between 4 to 10 days, depending on each person’s natural skin exfoliation. In dryer climates, like Johannesburg, people tend to shed skin more frequently so regular moisturizing is essential to prolong the tan.

Are there any side effects from the use of self tanning lotions?

There are no known harmful side effects from the use of Tan Incorporated tanning products. A small percentage of people are allergic to DHA and may break out in red spots. If you are one of these people who have previously reacted badly to self tanning lotions, it is important that you advise us when making your appointment, prior to your tanning session. As an extra precaution, we prefer not to spray self tanning lotions on pregnant women. The results may vary due to hormone levels.

Important Note

Our products may not be effective on people who have been exposed to excessive sun damage, some hormone replacement therapies, steroids or drug use.

The Do's and Dont's

Do not swim in chlorinated water as it will bleach your tan. Swimming in the rough seas is not recommended as the sea and sea sand is abrasive Spray tan is highly recommended for functions. We spray many clients for evening functions, matric farewells, photo shoots, body-building competitions, brides etc. Spray tan does not offer protection against the harmful rays of the sun, so please use a sunscreen outdoors You can tan (outdoors or on a sunbed) over a spraytan application. Your skin will continue to darken as the self tanning chemical reaction works on your skin.

Important Information: How to prepare properly before your appointment

80% of the success of the spray tan depends on your preparation at home before the application at our Studio. Pay careful attention to the following steps as there is a great part of the process over which we do not have control. Your efforts will assist you in experiencing the most beautiful even tan.

On the day of your tanning appointment

You must exfoliate your entire body in the morning, or the night before your scheduled appointment . Exfoliation helps promote an even tan coverage and lengthens the duration of your tan through the removal of dead skin cells that would otherwise flake off. When you exfoliate, pay particular attention to the lower half of your legs, knees, ankles, top of feet, toes, elbows and knuckles. You can use an exfoliating cream, face cloth, scrubbing mitten or loofah and a pumice stone on feet if necessary.

It is best to shave or wax at least 8 hours before your appointment. Do not apply deodorant, make-up or moisturizer before your tan as these will act as a barrier and prevent the self tanning lotion from being properly absorbed into your skin.

What to wear

Wear loose fitting clothing and slops to your appointment. A dark coloured sundress is ideal – as after application some of the self tanning lotion may rub off on your clothes. While it easily washes out of most fabrics, it tends to stain light coloured nylon materials. During the application, you can wear a dark coloured costume or underwear, or you may choose to wear the disposable underwear supplied by us.

How much time to allow for the actual process

The actual tanning application only takes 5 minutes, but you will need an extra 5 to 10 minutes to allow for drying.

Following the tanning application

For at least 12 hours after your tan, you should:

  • NOT wash your hands
  • NOT wear jewellery
  • NOT apply moisturizer
  • NOT wear tight clothing
  • NOT swim or immerse yourself in water
  • NOT exercise or wear closed shoes (perspiration immediately after the tan can interfere with the DHA’s chemical reaction with the skin).
Post tan shower

Wait at least 10 – 12 hours after your tan before taking your first bath or shower.

Do not be alarmed to see colour washing off the first time you bath or shower as this is merely the surface bronzing colour. Your skin will continue to darken as the self tanning chemical reaction develops on the top layer of the skin.

Maintaining your tan

After your post tan shower, apply a moisturizer or oil in the morning and evening. A well hydrated skin is essential to maintaining your tan and extending its duration. Lotions containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids increase skin exfoliation, therefore the their use will accelerate the fading of your tan.

After showering or bathing, do not vigorously rub the towel against your skin ( this exfoliates) rather gently pat the towel against your skin.