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How does it work? The active ingredient is dihydroxyacetone (DHA) causes a chemical reaction with the amino acids on the outer most layer of the skin. This reaction causes the colour of the skin to change, producing a beautiful natural tan. DHA starts to react with the skin within 2 hours of the tan application and continues to do so for a total of 8-12 hours after at which time you can wash.
How long will my tan last? Depending on a person's activities and skin type, the tan lasts approximately 7-10 days. With follow up applications, a person can maintain the tan indefinitely.
How should I prepare for my session? For the maximum result, before your session, shower and exfoliate the skin. Make sure your skin is free of perfumes, lotions, oils, deodorants, gels or any product on the skin that would create a barrier. Also, remove all jewelry.
What should I wear? Attire for women is whatever you are comfortable with. Many things can be done to minimize tan lines. The key is your comfort level. Attire for women is usually underwear, swim suits or nothing at all. Your tanning specialist will use the utmost discretion. Loose fitting clothing should be worn after a spray tan. Men are required to wear shorts or similar.
How long should I wait before showering? To give the DHA enough time to fully set, it is recommended waiting a minimum of 8 hours after tanning. Showering sooner may diminish the intensity of the tan.
Does an airbrush tan provide SPF protection? No, it provides no SPF protection. Airbrush tanning is an alternative form of tanning. People with sensitive skin or people who have a hard time tanning, be it natural or in tanning beds will find this form of tanning very comforting.
Why is an airbrush application better than misting booths or applying by hand?
The airbrush is a precision instrument that allows for a smooth, flawless application. Special care can be taken to avoid over application on problem areas such as knees, elbows, hair, blemishes, hands, feet, and other skin afflictions that tend to absorb more color.
Mist-on booths require a series of body contortions within the booth to cover each area. The machine or the client has no control over the product and where it ends up. A shower cap must be worn to protect the hair from discoloration. A natural look will take the tan up to the hairline. This can’t be achieved in a booth without exposing it to the mist. Covering the hairline completely results in unsightly tan lines on the forehead and neck.
Most people who have used the various booths on the market have two compaints in common. The first is uneven total body coverage and the second is horrible looking feet and hands. To an educated airbrush technician this comes as no surprise. These booths don't gently cover the entire body with tanning solution, they soak it. Needless to say the majority of it lands on the feet creating a horrid condition. The feet and hands have a combination of thin skin and callous, the worst possible scenario for over application.
In addition, upon exiting the booth you are told to rub in and wipe off the excess solution which totally defeats the purpose of a spray on application. If you have to rub it in you might as well use a hand applied product.
Hand application often results in streaky coloration, stained palms, and terrible looking hands and feet. The airbrush with its inherent precision and flexibility combined with a well trained technician is by far the application method of choice.