You Absolutely Shouldn't Use a Hot Tub if You Have Any Type of Fake Tan on Your Skin. - Aurora Pools

You Absolutely Shouldn’t Use a Hot Tub if You Have Any Type of Fake Tan on Your Skin.

DateDecember 3, 2022

If you’re wondering whether hot tubbing will ruin your spray tan and vice-versa, the answer depends on how long you stay in the hot tub and what kind of tanning solution was used.

Will using a hot tub ruin a spray tan?

If your spray tan is at least 24 hours old, and you’re only in the hot tub for 10-20 minutes or so, your tan should be fine. However, if you’re in the hot tub for an extended period of time or if the water is very hot, there is a chance that your tan will fade or become patchy.

Can a spray tan stain a hot tub?

Yes, a spray tan can stain a hot tub in certain cases. The chemicals in the tanning solution can seep into the water and interact with the materials in the hot tub shell, causing stains and discoloration (especially in spas with lighter shell colors).This is another reason why it’s important to wait 24 hours after getting a spray tan before using a hot tub.

Closing thoughts

We calls fake tan in a hot tub ‘a big no-no’: ‘Not only can it discolor the water turning it cloudy, but it can also affect the chemical balance in the tub leading to damage and the growth of harmful bacteria.’ Fake tan can also stain the inside of the tub, which is often a cause of disputes over holiday rentals with hot tubs. To say nothing of what your tan will look like afterwards – streaky and faded.