How Long Does a Spray Tan Last?

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Spray tanning has become very popular because of its safety and convenience. However, it can be expensive: on average a single session costs about £32. Spray tanning is quick (as little as 60 seconds), and many people feel that its pros outweigh its cons.

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Spray tanning is a sunless tanning procedure that is safer than using a tanning bed or laying outside because you are not exposing your skin to harmful ultraviolet rays.

Even Coverage

Spray tanning allows for more even coverage than tanning lotions, which have to be rubbed into the skin.

Fast Drying

Spray tans typically dry very quickly and so they are more convenient to use. There is less of chance of staining your clothing due to a wet tanning product being left on the skin.


Most spray tans last for about a week. If you swim or sweat a lot, then the spray tan may fade quicker. For better results, do not get a spray tan immediately after waxing, shaving or other beauty procedures. Also, do not shower for 8 hours after the spray tan is applied.

Self Spray Tan

You can do your own spray tan with store-bought products.

Airbursh Tan

You can get an airbrushed spray tan where an employee custom sprays you. This option requires you to expose yourself while being tanned.

Machine Spray Tan

You can opt to be sprayed by a machine where you stand in a booth and get sprayed. This can take as little as 60 seconds to complete, and it is a more private option than a custom airbrush tan.

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