FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

 

How does Mr & Mrs Tannie self tan work?


Our tailor made range of self tanning products contains the active ingredient dihydroxyacetone  (DHA).  DHA  is a type of sugar. It is gentle to the skin and works by interacting with the protein of the skin cells in the top, dead layer of your skin. The interaction with the skin’s protein, colors the outer layer of skin into a glowing, natural brown color. 

 

How long does Mr & Mrs Tannie’s self tan last?


We all naturally shed skin cells at varying rates, meaning our self tans will fade differently. Your tan will last anywhere between  4-10 days  depending on depth in color and skin type. This is because the color from self tanning products is located in the outer layer of the skin, consisting of dead skin cells.

 

Can you leave on self tan product on for too long?

You can  never use  too  much  self tanner  because the skin  can  only absorb a certain amount of the  tanning  actives, so always apply enough to blanket the skin. 

 

Why is self tanning better than staying in the sun?

Real  tanning  works by exposing  you  to UV radiation that damages the  skin  and increases the risk of  skin cancer. Mr & Mrs Tannie’s self tanners contain the perfect symmetry of natural moisturising ingredients and DHA. DHA  is a type of sugar. It’s gentle on skin and works by interacting with the protein of the skin cells in the top, dead layer of your skin. The interaction with the skin’s protein colors the skin to a natural brown, glowing color without potential of harming the skin. 

 

Do Mr & Mrs Tannie self tanning products come off in a pool?

If you swim in a chlorinated  pool, you may notice that your golden glow decreases slightly. Water and chlorine both dry out your skin, so your skin cells shed more quickly. By hydrating the skin frequently, with our moisturising self tanners, don’t worry, add an extra layer afterwards to get the golden glow back! 

Fun facts
Gentle, delicate formulas with natural moisturisers suitable for all skin types. Our tailor made rage of self tanning products contains the active ingredient dihydroxyacetone  (DHA).  DHA  is a type of sugar. It is gentle to the skin and works by interacting with the protein of the skin cells in the top, dead layer of your skin. The interaction with the skin’s protein, colors the outer layer of skin into a glowing, natural brown color. For the ultimate safe tan sun-kissed look! 

 

Skin facts

Consisting of three layers 

  • The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone. Consisting of two layers, one dead and one living.
  • The dermis, beneath the epidermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands. 
  • The deeper subcutaneous tissue, hypodermis is made of fat and connective tissue.

  

The skin’s color from UV is created by special cells called melanocytes, which produce the pigment melanin.
Melanocytes (producing melanin which is a pigment) are located in the deepest layer of the epidermis, called the  stratum basale  (basal layer), this is the living layer and is affected during sun tanning.

 

The  stratum corneum  (horny layer) is the outermost dead layer of the epidermis – this layer consists of dead skin cells. This layer is affected by self-tanning products. In this layer, the skin cells are dead, which means it cannot provoke harm or injuries to the skin, like tanning colour from sun tanning can.