Spray tans are super depended on the technician. A great formulated solution can turn into a nightmare if not applied properly. If the level of DHA in the mist is too much, your skin may become super-saturated and turn orange, on the other end, if the DHA is not enough; your skin will not tan. Another way your skin can turn orange if the proper colour base is not applied to your skin. When choosing a spray tan artist inquire if they do colour blending to ensure your given the correct solution for your skin type.
Typically, your spray tan will last around a week (5 to 10 days) but it will start to gradually fade before this time. This is because a spray tan is a bio chemical reaction happening with in the dead skin cell layer found in your epidermis. The skin will naturally continue to regenerate itself and old skin cells will be sloughed away to reveal paler skin beneath.
We recommend every other week. We say every other week because, your tan will last longer than a week and we prefer you to be scrubbed clean before applying another tan. This just guarantees flawless results! However you are most definitely able to do a spray tan every week it will not be harmful for your skin in any way.
Contrary to popular belief, any kind of oil such as; coconut oil, baby oil, Olive Oil these help moisturize your skin without drying it out. Any kind of moisturizing lotion is recommended as well. Oil is always our first choice because water based lotions tend to dry the skin out.
You wait 8-10 hours before showering post spraying. You will become darker and darker throughout the process. This is totally normal and will wash off in the shower, leaving your flawless airbrush finish. Don’t forget to pat dry and NO exfoliating.
At least 8-12 hours, we suggest washing off the cosmetic bronzer prior to doing any type of sweating.
Once you’ve “fan” dried for approx. 5 minutes, there’s little chance of any bronzer or DHA getting on your clothes. If you perspire soon after your spray tanning session, some of the bronzer may transfer to your clothing. Since the bronzer is completely water-soluble, it will wash out.
Some people notice a slight starchy smell on their skin a few hours after a tanning session. This is simply the DHA reacting to proteins in your skin and it fades away fairly quickly.
Swimming in chlorinated water or salt water can fade the effects of your Spray Tan results, cause possible streaking and will diminish the length of your tan. However, normal activities such as bathing, showering or physical activities will not affect the quality of the tan.
Whatever your body size or height, a spray booth will spray you with the exact same motion and amount of spray.
The amount of spray can be adjusted and tailored to your body type and for your needs, creating a more flawless and customized result.
Most people wear nothing. However, if you’d be more comfortable wearing a bathing suit or underwear, be aware that the tanning solution may stain it but is water-soluble and should wash out. (we recommend wearing at least bottoms such as a thong, and men must wear either underwear or boxers)