Air Brush Tanning F.A.Q.

Q: Airbrush tanning verses salon spray booth tanning…

A: Why be treated like a car going through an automated car wash when you can receive a personalized quality tan to suite the colour and detail you want  given from a trained technician. Whether your short, tall, big medium or small, a booth will spray the same amount in the same motion rather than be a controlled amount tailored to your body type and needs.

• Airbrush tanning is much more accurate than booth sprays

• Airbrushing can be done in the comfort of your home or in Salon

• What booths do in 30-60 seconds, airbrushing does between 10-15 minutes.

• Precision application of the solution evenly across your body ensuring the best results.

• Airbrush tanning is also cleaner than booth sprays.

• Airbrushing tends to last longer

• Barrier creams are not necessary

• No booties are needed

Q: Does it wash off?

A: NO! The organic colour is for application but the unique Dihydroxy (DHA) is what creates that perfect tan. Similar to a natural sun tan DHA is not permanent and will fade as your skin regenerates, this is why a weekly to biweekly application is recommended.

Q: Can I still go tanning in the sun or a bed?

A: Your airbrush tan will actually help by stimulating the dark pigment of the skin, known as Melanin, it can accelerate any form of sun tanning. Those who wish to combine our products with an additional sun tanning regimen will see quicker results, although we strongly advise the use of  SPF or sun block when engaging in any form of sun tanning.

Q: Does my air brush tan have SPF or sunscreen in it?

A: Experts recommended that we not add any type sun protection to our product for the simple fact that everyone is different. There are many different degrees of sunscreens and blocks that it would be impossible to satisfy all of them.

Q: How does Air Brush Tanning tanning work?

A: The body is sprayed with a gentle mist using a UV free sunless tanning solution.  The active ingredient DHA (DHA occurs naturally in sugar beets and has been approved for use on the skin for over 30 years), soaks into the outermost layer of the skin and causes the superficial layers of the epidermis to oxidize. This naturally produces a colour change and darkens the skin. As the skin cells gradually wear off the colour slowly starts fades, just like a UV sun tan but without the harmful effects of sun damage.

Q: How long will my appointment be?

A: Once you arrive We take five to ten minutes to set up and answer any questions you may have, then the spray process will take five minutes followed by five of drying off.  After words I can answer last minute questions and go over after care. The whole process can take twenty to thirty minutes.

Q: Will the tan rub off of my clothing or bedding?

A: If you prefer to wear undergarments or swim wear, choose something dark. Disposable thongs are also available for your use.  You will by dry by the end of your session but some of the top bronzer can come off on the inside of your cloths or on your bedding if you go to bed prior to your first shower.This is normal and will not effect your tan or stain your items our solution washes out of almost all fabrics but it *can stain nylon,silk and leather. try to avoid these fabrics until you’ve had your first shower.

Q: I have tattoos, how will my spray tan effect them?

A: The solution does not have effect on tattoos and will not fade them like UV tanning does.

Q: What will my first shower be like?

A: After your eight hour wait when you shower you will notice a brown tint run off, don’t panic! This is simply cosmetic bronzer used in the solution to assist the technician in the application process. Whats left is a beautiful sunless tan! Try to take lukewarm showers, not hot and *pat dry, do not rub* followed by an oil free moisturizer.  This will aid in prolonging your tan.

Q:  Is spray tanning safe?

A: YES! The active ingredient DHA has been approved for cosmetic use by the FDA and the Canadian Health Ministry.  It is considered non toxic and non carcinogenic. DHA based spray tanning has been recommended by the * Skin Cancer Organization, American Academy of Dermatologists, Canadian Dermatology Association, The American Cancer Society and the American Medical Society. It is a perfect alternative from sun and lamp tanning you get a beautiful tan without the harmful effects of UV.

Q: How long can I expect my tan to last?

A: Your tan will start to appear within two hours of the application, it will continue to darken for the next eight to ten hours. You will get optimal results by showering the next morning.  Depending on how well you care for your skin the tan should last seven to eleven days. Skin replaces itself every twenty-eight days, so no matter how you obtained your tan it will fade prematurely if not maintained correctly. The more you moisturize, the longer the tan will last. If your skin is dry it will cause your tan to fade quicker. Also if you apply a DHA tan extender it will help extend the life of your tan.

Q: What about swimming with the product?

A: The product does fade but it does not wash off. Do not swim immediately after the application of the product this would result in waste. Instead swim after your morning shower and moisturizer, ideally at least 12 hours after. If you take a lot of long baths or hot tub dips, try rubbing oil on your skin or adding it the bath to preserve your tan. Also always remember to pat dry with your towel not rub!

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