Tanning Myths

Tanning Myths

Tans help with cellulite and anti-ageing


The only way to get rid of cellulite is to reduce the fatty tissue within the body either by building muscle mass or losing weight and having a lower body fat percentage. Some creams can improve the appearance of your skin which is tightening the skin and therefore makes it look better. However, these creams would need to be used twice a day every day.
So if you are applying self-tan that has ‘anti-cellulite’ properties you would need to be applying tan to the area twice a day, therefore, you would have an extremely dark tan and in patches unless you do your whole body.
Anti-ageing again same as above you would need to be applying the cream/lotion morning and night, again you can not apply the tan that many time to your face. However, a facial tanner that is very light that has anti-ageing ingredients in it could be applied every night and a DHA free cream applied in the morning. Anti-ageing cream ingredients will also mean that if you use it on top of a tan it won’t last very long (hands and face will only last 2/3 days with a tan anyway) as the ingredients gently remove dead skin cells.
Self tans can help you to lose weight
Green tea which is found in a majority of fake tans is an ingredient that can help with fat loss but again only if it is applied twice a day. Tanned skin always makes you look slimmer and skin look better. So when choosing a self-tan be kind to your skin and buy one that has natural DHA in there and uses natural ingredients. Tans nowadays don’t need to smell of biscuits, if they do when it’s applied more than likely they are using a synthetic DHA and not natural ingredients, those tans also a tendency to look orange.
You can have a tan in 10 seconds/minutes
You cannot get a tan in 10 seconds/minutes, the self-tan you apply may take you 10 seconds/minutes to apply however it takes a full 12 hours for a tan to fully come out. Our own tan you can leave on for as little as 1 hour, that comes from having a more concentrated DHA allowing it to work faster so that you can rinse off the guide colour in an hour or two, however you will be only very lightly tanned when you rinse it off and it will keep developing over the next 8/10 hours. This happens with them all. If it is a very light water tan you can apply that and leave on all day which won’t go very dark as it will have either no guide colour or a very light guide colour so that you will look ok all day and the colour will build.
A dark tan will make you super dark
True - well kind of
If you have a dark skin tone you will go very dark with a dark tan. If you don’t yes it will make you darker but you are not going to go from Casper the ghost to look like you have been away for a month, if we gave 4 people of all different skin tones the exact same tan then they would all look different some will be darker than others. Tans will only go to your own skin tone, the only way to make it darker is to do 1 application leave it on and wash off as usual and then apply another coat the day after. Remember though the darker the tan the more obvious it is when it’s coming off pale skin.
You can make yourself super dark by putting 2/3 layers of tan on at the first application
Whether it’s a spray tan or self-tan you will only go as dark as your first coat. The extra tan on top will just sit on the top of your skin and go all over your clothes and sheets. Admittedly you need to apply a good coat of tan if your spray tan artist stands a good 2 foot away she will need to do you two coats, she should be stood 6-8 inches away and spray a good most that don’t drip and will be dry within a couple of minutes of the tan being finished.
Self Tan v Sunbed

Self Tan v Sunbed

Self-tan is becoming even more popular with the rise in awareness of the harm that sunbeds can do not only with the most obvious skin cancer, but also with people wanting to look younger and realising that sunbeds damage the collagen in the skin and bring on premature aging.

With the amazing ingredients that are found in tan brands now, including green tea (antioxidants for the skin) Wattle seed hydrates and rejuvenates the skin, argan oil has numerous benefits to the skin and hair and Cacao extract is fantastic antioxidant and helps soothe eczema and other skin conditions.

The benefits of self tanning far outweigh the benefits of using sunbeds.


Self Tan

Beautiful colour within 2-8 hours

When using a superior tan product such as Black Magic, you are giving you skin hydration and nourishment, you are also only applying natural and organic products on to the skin, although this does depend on the solution you are using.

Lasts a good 5/7 days, longer if looked after correctly

Promotes good skincare due to preparation and maintenance of the tan.

Tans can be contoured to allow you to appear slimmer or have more muscle definition.


Give you a colour that admittedly does last longer, but only by going on the sunbed a lot

To be truthful that is the only benefit that I can give you for a sunbed, people will argue that it heals skin conditions and maybe it seems like it can, but most skin conditions come from inside out, so diet is the first thing that should be looked at there, for spots, acne going on the sunbeds too much can cause you to have acne because it dries your skin out too much.

It damages and breaks down collagen meaning you look older and will get more wrinkles, its dry’s the skin, can cause pigmentation and as mentioned before cancer.

Self Tanning can sometimes have a bad rep due to it not being applied correctly not exfoliating, or using cheap solution that doesn't last and goes orange. If you use a good quality tan that uses natural ingredients and organic DHA your tan will last and be good for your skin in the process.

We absolutely adore self tanning and get such a buzz with all the comments of people thinking that it is a real tan, no streaks, colour was perfect, only had to leave on for 2 hours before being washed off, no smell.

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