Common Spray Tan Concerns - Debunked


You know those strange things you may have heard about spray tans? Forget about them. Whether you head to a salon or spray tan at home with Fake Bake, you can enjoy a gorgeous glow if the spray tan is done right with high-quality tanning products. That means you don’t have to fret about the common spray tan concerns, like the ones we’re debunking right now.

Spray Tans Turn You Orange

This myth dates all the way back to the 1960s, when the first self-tanning solutions debuted. Those early products weren’t as far advanced as spray tans are now, and yes, some would deposit an obvious orange tint. Even the ones that didn’t turn you orange could turn you strange shades of brown or sienna.

Fast forward 60 years, and self-tanning products are more advanced than ever. Spray tans can give you the same sensational shimmer and shine as a natural tan. This especially holds true with Fake Bake self-tanning products, which feature an exclusive sunless tanning formula with DHA, DMI and Erythulose. This trio of high-quality ingredients delivers a golden tan. Our products will not turn skin orange, leave a bad odor or stain your clothes.

Spray Tans Look Unnatural

This concern again comes from early spray-tanning products. Perhaps it’s no surprise. The same 60s-era tanning solutions that could turn you orange could also leave you with an unnatural tan. In fact, it could do both at the same time. You could have a tan that was both orange and unnatural.

Not anymore. Modern advancements have ensured we know the exact formulations to use to produce the most gorgeous, natural-looking glow. Our patented self-tanning formula works by enhancing your skin’s own pigments. This means it works on every skin type. It also means you get the most natural-looking tan.

Spray Tans Look Uneven or Blotchy

When done by an expert, spray tans will not come out blotchy. The same holds true for spray tan at home applied with an easy-to-use solution. Blotches and unevenness tend to come from a poor application process, or messing up along the way.

It’s tough to mess up the application when Fake Bake sunless tanners have a built-in color guide. When applied to the skin, a dark temporary color appears to “show where it goes,” or where the next portion needs to be applied. This helps you avoid streaks, unevenness and blotchiness, ensuring your spray tan looks great.

Spray Tans are Harmful to Health

Spray tans are not dangerous, but be wary of low quality products and follow instructions. Cheaper self-tanning solutions may contain harmful chemicals that could an allergic reaction, but superior products do not.

All the ingredients in Fake Bake go through a rigorous selection process. You’ll find only the best botanical extracts, and no parabens. Combine this with the state-of-the-art technology in our labs, and the result is a safe, long-lasting self-tanner.

Spray Tans Fade Fast

The length of time a self-tan lasts depends on how well you’ve prepared for the tan and how well you take care of it afterward. Spray tans won’t fade quickly if your skin prep and aftercare are done right.

While you don’t necessarily have to exfoliate before a tan, it does help ensure your skin is properly prepped to ensure an even tan. Exfoliation can be done in the shower, or you can use Fake Bake Coconut Exfoliating Wipes. Prepping your skin by exfoliating removes dead skin cells and dirt, leaving you with a smooth, even surface on which to apply the tanning product.

Aftercare is extremely important for extending the lifespan of your tan. Keeping your skin hydrated is a must to help your tan last for as long as possible. Keep in mind that a spray tan will fade at about the same rate as any suntan doe, as DHA is not permanent. The best way to maintain your color is to go with a weekly application.

Spray Tans Protect You from the Sun

This is one of the most important myths to debunk, as believing it could lead to skin damage from sun exposure. Even if a spray tan left your skin a deep and glowing bronze, it is not protected from harmful UV rays. You still need to protect your skin when outdoors in any season. Sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher is recommended, and you can increase the protection even further with UPF clothing.

Now that you know the truth about spray tans, you may have a new perspective on how safe, natural-looking and beautiful they can be. Like other self-tanning products, spray tans can provide your skin with a gorgeous tan without the harmful UV rays that used to come with it. Check out the self-tanning options at Fake Bake if you’re interested in getting a rich, bronze spray tan at home. 

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