*Exfoliatethe day before or the morning of your session. This will prepare your skin and remove any dead skin cells, leaving a clean, fresh surface for the solution to cover and absorb evenly. Dry skin flakes off quicker and prevents an uneven application of color
*Shave or waxthe day before your session. We find it best if manicures, pedicures and eyelash extensions are done before your tan.
DAY OF YOUR SPRAY TAN
*DO NOTwear body lotion, perfume, deodorant or make up as they will act as a barrier to the solution.
*Remove your jewelry
*You may wear a swimsuit or underwear during your session. We recommend a darker color as the solution will show on lighter colors, however it will wash out just fine.
*The session will only take about 10 minutes and drying time about the same.
*Wear loose fitting, dark clothing after your session as the solution is still being absorbed by your skin and may rub off to a small extent. Bring loose fitting footwear to leave salon, boots and laces may cause solution to rub off.
AFTER YOUR SPRAY TAN
*DO NOTshower or bathe for at least 8 – 10 hoursafter your Spray Tan. If you must, only use a shower and only wash with water…. NO SOAP! as it will remove the solution and reduce the darkness of your tan and possibly give uneven color.
*When you do shower you will see some color washing off. That is the extra cosmetic bronzer in the solution that your body can't absorb. Your tan is underneath and still developing.
CARING FOR YOUR SPRAY TAN
*Make sure tomoisturize dailyand use a good quality moisturizer to keep your tan looking good and last as long as possible. (We carry the best moisturizers and can recommend one for you.)
*Avoid sweating – it may cause streaking or running of the bronzer.
*Avoid swimming pools or hot tubs to prevent color from prematurely fading.
*Avoid bar soaps and exfoliators as these will strip and fade your tan quickly.
*Use a PH balanced body wash for best results.
*Your tan should last 5 - 10 days depending on how well you care for it.
You should have the best color for about 4 days then gradually lighten as time passes.
Q: What is Airbrush/Spray Tanning?
A: This is a sunless tanning application performed by a professionally trained and certified technician who will spray a DHA tanning formula onto your body. Remember, no individual or machine will ever be able to apply a spray tan as well as a trained technician.
Q: What are the Advantages of Airbrush Tanning?
A: Spray tanning booths can produce poor results due to lack of customization. Airbrush tanning offers a customized solution to the client that will provide a flawless tan. No more self -applied orange and streaky self- tanners. Airbrush tanning can hide old stretch marks and reduce the appearance of spider veins and cellulite. Airbrush Tanning is quick, flawless and very natural looking.
Q: Is It Safe?
A: YES! DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) is the active ingredient in our solution and has been approved by the FDA for over 30 years. DHA is a simple non- toxic sugar and it is derived from plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane. The sunless airbrush tanning application is safe, effective and takes as little as 20 minutes from start to finish. The solution takes 6- 8 hours to fully develop and your tan will darken during this time.
Q: What is the Solution and How Does It Work?
A: The FDA approved Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) reacts with the amino acids in the outermost layer of the skin. The amino acids in the skin will respond naturally to the DHA and other complementary ingredients in the tanning formula to produce the most beautiful sunless tan you have ever seen. You will continue to tan for up to 6 hours after your session. In addition, our solution contains a bronzer, a temporary coloring agent, which washes off leaving behind a deep, bronze skin tone.
Q: Will I Turn Orange?
A: Because our solutions do not contain dyes, the results of your airbrush tanning session are purely natural looking. Your tan will be customized to your skin type so that you will NOT experience the orange discoloration that you may have experienced in the past from other sunless tanning products.
Q: How Long Does The Tan Last?
A: The length of time you will enjoy your tan involves various factors. The primary factor is how well you typically hold a natural tan along with how hydrated you keep your skin. On the average, most clients enjoy their tan for about 5- 7 days before it naturally fades.
(It will not come off in patches as sometimes experienced when people use self tanning lotions).
The desired depth of color will determine how often you need to have it redone. As with any tan, the more you moisturize, the longer you will keep your tan.
Q: How Can I Continue to Keep my Tan?
A: Your tan will have the appearance of a healthy natural looking tan from the very first visit. Moisturizing is essential for prolonging the life of your tan. Moisturize daily, and preferably use a moisturizer made for extending a tan. Avoid lotions with mineral oil. Make sure to schedule your next appointment 7- 10 days out so that you can continue to keep and build your natural looking color.
Q:Will my spray tan protect me from sunburn?
A: NO , your spray tan does not create a protection factor like a tan developed from UV exposure.