• Leanda Hickman

March Spray Tanning

2016 is now a distant memory and we are starting to all looking forward to sunny climates and our holidays for 2017.

2017 body prep is what its all about now! So since christmas and new year we over endulged we start the routine of eating healthy, drinking lots of water and back to the gym. If I am honest this time round I am enjoying my keep fit and healthy routine as I'm trying out The Body Coach!

Spray tanning is now one of the most popular beauty treatments for men as well as women followed by mud baths, massages, nails, waxing and more. The only dip in a treatment that salons and mobile therapists see are with pedicures during the winter months as our feet are covered up and not shown the world until at least May!

Here are just some of the great facts I have found recently

  • There was a 66% increase in male customers requesting treatments at beauty salons in 2012, and tanning was among the top ten male beauty treatments, according to a 2012 survey by Salon Services.

  • More than a third of men said they used fake tan products in a 2013 survey by online department store HushHush.com, with 68% preferring to use at-home ranges, 32% preferring spray-tanning salons and 14% regularly using sunbeds. Read the report.

  • Residents of Glasgow buy more fake tan products than anywhere else in the UK, according to 2012 sales figures from Superdrug.

  • Liverpool residents bought the second highest amount of fake tan products, followed by Manchester, Leeds and Essex.

  • Spray tan specialists face increasing competition from cosmetics and toiletries retailers, such as Boots and Superdrug, along with national chain supermarkets such as Asda, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Morrisons. These supermarket chains sell fake tan and gradual-tan moisturiser products for at-home use.

  • The active ingredient that creates the colour of your spray tan is called dihydroxyacetone (sometimes referred to simply as DHA). It reacts with the amino acids in your skin and slowly develops a golden colour.

  • Many people choose to have a spray tan topless or nude, but you can cover up with disposable underwear which are provided by your spray tanning therapist. You may also be given ‘sticky feet’ which allow you to tan the tops of your feet without having to walk barefoot.

  • Once applied, your tan will develop into what is known as a ‘guide colour’ within 8 hours. It will be of a deeper tone than the final colour which will appear after you shower, revealing a beautiful and even tan.

  • Following application, your spray tan will last from between 5 to 10 days depending on the individual. Activities such as bathing and exercising can cause your tan to fade quicker than usual.

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