In 2017 alone, an estimated: 7,200 Canadians were diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer and 1,250 Canadians died from melanoma skin cancer. If that is not a wake up call for you I am not too sure what more to say. Tanning via the sun or tanning beds causes damages to the skin, leading up to premature aging, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmented spots and potentially skin cancer. You have made the safe choice by deciding to sunless tan. You can have a beautiful bronze glow and take care of your skin as you can never get your skin back! For more information on skin cancer, please go to www.skincancer.org. Sunless tans provide no protection from UV rays. Please wear a your sunscreen every day.
No, the tan will not ruin any light clothing but ensure that you have the tan applied the day or two before you intend to wear any light coloured clothing. Also remember to shower twice to ensure that all the bronzer has washed off.
No. There is nothing in the tanning solution that will cause more freckles to break out. In fact, in most cases, freckles and blemishes will become less pronounced because the lighter skin areas will darken and reduce the color differentiation between the blemishes and the rest of the skin.
All our spray tanning solution have been extensively tested and is very safe and all skin types. The solution we use has less than 13 ingredients with these key features:
High quality DHA
The ingredient that tans your skin is dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a colorless sugar that interacts with dead skin cells to create the tanned color. The DHA causes a chemical reaction with the proteins in the outer most layers of the skin, which causes the color of the skin to change, producing a beautiful natural tan. A spray tan does not dye the skin; the immediate color you see when your tan is applied is a color guide or bronzer that helps the technician not miss any sections and allows you to instantly see your tan. The DHA starts to react with the skin within 1 hours of the tan application and continues to do so for a total of 8 hours.
A spray gun is used to spray a combination of air and tanning solution directly onto the skin, which dries almost immediately. In less than 30 minutes with custom spraying you can have a flawless tan that will develop over the next 8 hours.
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. Or if your spray tan technician is using too high of setting on their gun.
When choosing a spray tan artist inquire if they do colour blending to ensure your given the correct solution for your skin type.
How long do spray tans last? 5 to 10 days. According to research, humans shed their dead skin at the rate of 0.001 – 0.003 ounces of skin flakes every hour. So for spray tan artists to suggest that spray tans can last up to 15 days is incorrect unless their referring to “build up”.
But how can we to get our spray tans to last longer? It is a common question asked in the spray tan room. The first step to prolonging a perfect flawless spray tan is too accept that most likely you have been doing things wrong. But that is okay cause I am here to help you figure this out and prevent it!
The first step to achieving receiving the most out of your tan is to understand the process of a spray tan first. While it might seem like some amazing magical illusion, there actually is a bio chemical reaction happening between DHA and the protein and amino acids found in your dead skin cell layer also know as the “epidermis”
DHA for those unaware is also referred to as “dihydroxyacetone” is the main ingredient found in a spray tan. DHA interacts and acts as an active ingredient that turns your dead skin cells brown! As you already know, the colour is only temporary, unfortunately! That reason is because unlike UV rays that come from the sun which also damage and harm your skin, DHA only affects the topmost outer layer of your skin. Keep in mind, that DHA also referred to as Dihydroxyacetone is 100% safe when applied to the skin and also vegan, organic and all natural.
What all this means is that your spray tan you receive from your spray tan professional will only last as long as that top layer of skin, which is completely and 100% determined by your own personal skin cycle.
While everyone’s skin cycle is as unique as they are, there are still proven ways to lengthen the time between skin cell birth and death.
BEFORE YOUR SPRAY TAN:
AFTER YOUR SPRAY TAN
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.
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)