Is spray tan affected by natural tan?

Question: Will a spray tan affect getting a natural suntan. Looking at having one before I go on holiday?

Answer: One does not affect the other as they work on totally different principles. Spray tan is only cosmetic and changes the color of dead skin cells on the very top of your skin and natural tan increases production of melanin deep in the skin and has nothing to do with the uppermost skin layer.

What you have to remember is that because spray tan does not protect you from getting burned, if you stay too long in the surn you WILL burn, peel and that will look ugly.

Also, sun will not damage the tan but chlorinated water will, so if you are thinking of hopping into a pool or jacuzzi on your holiday it might not be a good idea.

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