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HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY SPRAY TANNING SESSION?
For best results, any hair removal treatments such as shaving or waxing should be performed the day before your scheduled airbrush spray tan.
It is recommended that you exfoliate the day before your appointment in order to restore the skins natural oils. Exfoliation prepares the skin by removing dead skin cells which will ensure that your airbrush spray tan provides a better all over glow and an even fade afterwards.
Your skin should be free from applied products such as perfumes, deodorants, lotions and creams as they may create a barrier between your skin and the sunless tanning solution.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR DURING AND AFTER MY SPRAY TANNING SESSION?
This varies and is determined by your personal comfort level. If you choose to tan in a bathing suit or under garments, wear dark colors or older clothing. If you don't want any tan lines you can tan nude, we only ask that you do NOT apologize for how your body looks! (:
After your tan loose dark clothing is best! I recommend long loose sweatpants + long sleeve loose tee-shirt. You want as little skin to skin contact as possible!
HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY TAN?
In order to extend the life of your spray tan, apply moisturizer twice daily after showering. This reduces the rate at which your skin exfoliates and will keep your spray tan looking better, longer. Other considerations in maintaining your tan are… avoiding long hot showers or baths, avoiding extended time in chlorinated pools and avoiding products designed to exfoliate your skin.
HOW LONG AFTER MY AIRBRUSH SPRAY TANNING SESSION IS IT SAFE TO RESUME NORMAL ACTIVITY?
A professionally applied airbrush spray tan takes 24 hours to fully develop. It’s important to remember not to swim, exercise or perspire excessively during this time. After 24 hours it's safe to resume your normal activity!
I'M PREGNANT, CAN I GET A SPRAY TAN?
The simple answer is yes! Tanning solutions only sit on the top layer of your skin making it safe for mamas to be! But I do recommend waiting until after your first trimester & also talking to your doctor first.
DOES THE SPRAY TANNING SOLUTION PROVIDE ANY SUN PROTECTION?
No. The spray tanning solution does not provide any sun protection and does not contain sunscreen so don't forget your SPF!
HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT TAKE?
For single tans it takes no longer than 30 minutes! This includes setting up, giving you a flawless tan, tearing down & being on my way!
For group tans appointment times will vary depending on how many people are tanning.
HOW DOES THE SPRAY TANNING SOLUTION WORK?
The FDA approved active ingredient Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), is derived from raw sugar cane or the sugar beet and reacts with the proteins and amino acids on the outermost layer of your skin to produce a golden brown color. The clear DHA solution is mixed with a bronzer allowing you to see instant results once applied – over the next 1 to 12 hours the color builds and then fades naturally through the skins exfoliation. With proper maintenance one application can last anywhere from 7-10 days depending on your daily activity level. After you shower the instant bronzer gently washes away and your natural sunless tan will remain.
IS DHA SAFE?
Yes. DHA has been FDA approved since 1973 and is commonly used in many over the counter cosmetic products. The results will be true to you skin tone, without the lingering odor and uneven fade from inferior solutions.
WILL I HAVE THE DREADED "SPRAY TAN SMELL"?
Nope! Because everything is all natural the solutions don't have any unpleasant odors.
(one solution even smells like coconuts!)
WILL THE SPRAY TANNING SOLUTION STAIN MY CLOTHES OR OTHER FABRICS?
The instant bronzer will rub-off on sheets, towels and clothing, not to worry… once washed, most fabrics will not stain. However, your more delicate fabrics such as nylon and silk may be permanently discolored.