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Spray Tan Cardiff

Everything You Need to Know About Sienna X Spray Tan

Sienna X is the UK’s best-selling spray tan brand and one that you will have seen all over Instagram. With this spray tan, you can keep your summer glow all year long. This vegan-friendly brand delivers uses clinically proven formulas that are dermatologically tested. You can get your perfect tan while nourishing your skin. We’re taking an in-depth look at Sienna X and why it’s the spray tan of choice for women all over Cardiff. We’re also sharing our tips and tricks for how to prep for your Sienna X spray tan and how to get the most out of your tan.

About Sienna X

What makes Sienna X unique is its origin story and the women behind the brand. Nicky Matthew was working as an air hostess for British Airways before switching to mobile spray tanning. She’s the brands behind the patented mobile spray tan booth and went on to establish Sienna X. 


The brand has award-winning formulas, a famous training academy, and is one of the most popular spray tans on the professional market. While Sienna X has grown to add a skincare, brows, and luxury wax range, this pro-level beauty brand is still the industry’s leading spray tan. They’re famous for their high-quality ingredients and advanced formulas that deliver proven results.


The mission of Sienna X is to make women look and feel their best with natural-looking spray tans. Their formulas are natural, vegan, and cruelty-free, making them kind to you and the world around us.


You can find out more about Sienna X and their infamous spray tans by visiting their website.


Like any spray tan, you want to make sure you’re taking the right steps before and after your treatment to get the most out of your tan. We’re taking an in-depth look at how to prep your skin for applying spray tan.

Prepping for your Sienna X spray tan

The beauty of Sienna X is that it gives you the most natural tan that looks like a summer glow. The ability to customise your colour to achieve a subtle glow is why our clients love to use Sienna X spray tan. If you want a great spray tan, you want to do the work before you arrive for your appointment.


You want to use a physical exfoliator three days before your appointment to help remove dead skin cells. If you skip the exfoliating step, the dead skin cells and impurities on your skin can make your tan look flaky or streaky. You should use a washcloth, body scrub, dry brush, or loofah. 


Avoid using chemical exfoliants, especially ones that contain glycolic acid or retinol. If you have these ingredients in your exfoliant, skip using your exfoliant for at least the final 24 hours before your appointment. You want to avoid oil-based exfoliators at all costs as they create a barrier between your skin and the spray tan, making it harder for your skin to absorb the tanning solution.

The golden rule is to avoid waxing the day before your appointment, as this can give you an uneven colour. Waxing opens your pores, enlarging them, and leaving areas of your skin a different shade than the rest.


Eight is the magic number for your pre-appointment shower. Showering eight hours before helps your skin regain its pH balance while letting you get in one more exfoliation. 


On your way to your spray tan appointment, you want to make sure you’re wearing loose-fitting clothes and slip-on shoes. If your clothes are too tight, it can cause friction and lead to dreaded tanning lines. Pack some unscented and oil-free makeup wipes or micellar water to remove your makeup before your appointment. Skip your deodorant on the day of your appointment. 


Your Sienna X spray tan will usually take between 15-20 minutes to apply, with your spray tan usually lasting for around a week. It’s the perfect treatment to invest in before a special occasion or tropical vacation. 

What to do after your Sienna X spray tan

The first 24 hours after your spray tan appointment are the most important. It’s the time that will make or break your spray tan. Here are our top tips on how to get the most out of your spray tan.


  1. Be careful of VPLs

It’s best to choose paper pants after your spray tanning appointment to prevent unwanted visible pantie lines in your tan. If you’re planning on wearing a bikini or swimsuit, it’s even more important that you think about VPLs. Choose loose-fitting and oversized underwear for the following day as well.

   2. Prevent streaking with baby powder

Deodorant is your worst enemy after your spray tan as they contain ingredients that can lead to patching. The issue is that sweating can also lead to spots and streaks on your spray tan, which is why you want to skip the gym and avoid doing anything that can make you sweat.


Baby powder can act as an alternative to deodorant for the first 24 hours after your appointment. Focus the baby powder on areas of your body where you naturally sweat, including the back of your knees, underarms, inside your elbows, and under your bum. 


Stick to loose-fitting clothes, including your nightwear, to prevent friction and to avoid sweating. Putting on tight-fitting clothing after your spray tan can leave you with indentations.


    3.Get your shower routine right

You want to wait at least six hours after your appointment before jumping into the shower. You need at least six hours to let the tanning solution absorb into your skin and give you an even colour. Don’t wait any longer than 12 hours before washing your tanning solution off to avoid streaking.

When you have your shower, keep it short and sweet and use lukewarm water. Make sure to exfoliate every 2-3 days after your shower to keep your tan smooth and looking fresh.