Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my tan last?
Is The Tanning Rooms airbrush Spray Tanning suitable for very fair skin?
Do you have to sleep in The Tanning Rooms treatment like other self-tanning?
How long do I need to leave my tanning treatment on before showering it off?
How long will it take for my The Tanning Rooms tan to develop?
Can people with dry skin use The Tanning Rooms products?
What fragrance do The Tanning Rooms products have?
Can I use The Tanning Rooms products on my face?
What ingredients do The Tanning Rooms products contain?
Which tanning treatment at The Tanning Rooms is right for me?
Will my tanning treatment at The Tanning Rooms protect me from the sun?
What is DHA?
What sun cream can I use with my airbrush spray tan?
Can I moisturise with The Tanning Rooms tan?


How long will my tan last?

Once applied, The Tanning Rooms Dark and Medium products create an instant, seductive colour that intensifies over the next 8 hours, whereas if you opt for a Light/Gradual Tan product, your colour will start to develop within 3-4 hours, and will continue deepening for the next 4 hours. You'll then be getting envious looks and adoring glances for up to 5-7 days, which can be extended using one of or gradual tanners as a tan extender.

All of our tanning products are packed with moisturisers that penetrate deep into your skin to prevent dry patches from occurring. Once you've had your treatment done, you’ll have a sensational look and dreamy smooth skin.

Is The Tanning Rooms airbrush Spray Tanning suitable for very fair skin?

Yes it is. We offer products specifically formulated for fair-skinned women for this very reason! The unique combination of moisturisers, plus the fact all of our products have olive and not orange undertones, mean they work with your natural colour. So now even the fairest skin can enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking glow that blends in seamlessly regardless of skin tone, leaving you with an exquisite tan and a radiant smile.

Do you have to sleep in The Tanning Rooms treatment like other self-tanning?

No. Unlike other sunless tans The Tanning Rooms products can give an instant, pure colour that becomes richer over time. And because it's beautifully scented it's a pleasure to use any time of day. Ideal if you want to look sensational and feel amazing in no time at all.

How long do I need to leave my tanning treatment on before showering it off?

Your tan will start to develop over the 3-4 hours following application. You can wash it off after that, but for the best possible results, we suggest you leave it on for at least 7-8 hours before showering. Thanks to its delicious scent, you can have it applied and feel confident wearing it all day. We do recommend wearing darker clothes while your tan is developing.

How long will it take for my The Tanning Rooms tan to develop?

If you choose a product with an instant colour guide, you'll see the difference on your skin as soon as you apply. Your tan will then continue to develop over the next 3-4 hours. You can wash it off after that, but if you want to achieve the best possible results, we recommend you leave it on for at least 7-8 hours.

Can people with dry skin use The Tanning Rooms products?

The Tanning Rooms products are all packed with moisturisers that penetrate deep into your skin to prevent dry patches from occurring. This also makes it easier to apply to problem areas like hands and feet. So once you're done all you're left with is a sensational look and dreamy smooth skin.

What fragrance do The Tanning Rooms products have?

Each product has a different light and delicious fragrance, which are not at all 'biscuity' like other fake tans often are.

Can I use The Tanning Rooms products on my face?

Yes – all of the products we use at The Tanning Rooms are specially formulated to care for the delicate skin of the face. After your tanning treatment you can enjoy your gorgeous results, with or without make-up.

What ingredients do The Tanning Rooms products contain?

We strive to use only products that contain natural ingredients wherever possible and many of our products are paraben free. For a detailed list of ingredients, check out the specific product guides in our shop.

Which tanning treatment at The Tanning Rooms is right for me?

Use our Find the perfect tan for your skin tone tool to find out. With a range of colour and application options available, you're sure to find one that's perfect for you skin tone and your lifestyle

Will my tanning treatment at The Tanning Rooms protect me from the sun?

No, The Tanning Room products contain no SPF, so always make sure you use a high factor sun cream when you're out in the sun. We recommend using an oil-free variety as the oils in sun cream can break down DHA contained in all of our tanning products and cause your tan to fade more quickly.

What is DHA?

DHA is the active ingredient used in sunless tanning products. Now for the science bit... Full name dihydroxyacetone, it's a sugar molecule that reacts with the amino acids on the surface of the skin. The level of DHA we use in our products controls how dark and natural the colour looks. Too much DHA can lead to a "rusty", unbalanced look. But too little, results in an ineffective tan that fades quickly. All of The Tanning Rooms products contain DHA, plus skin-nourishing moisturising oils. The result is a colour that looks completely natural, lasts longer and doesn't give off the off-putting 'fake tan smell' which it's responsible for in so many at home applied tanning products.

What sun cream can I use with my airbrush spray tan?

To protect your skin, we recommend you use a high SPF factor sun cream if you're out in the sun. To protect your tan, we suggest you use an oil-free variety if possible, as the oils in sun cream can cause your tan to fade faster. Other factors, such as chlorine and sand abrasion can also fade your tan.

Can I moisturise with The Tanning Rooms tan?

Yes you can - we recommend that once you've showered after having your tan applied, you moisturise skin daily with an oil-free moisturiser. To prolong your tan, use one of The Tanning Rooms tan extenders to keep your colour topped up and looking gorgeous.