FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES AIRBRUSH TANNING WORK?
We use a sunless tanning solution containing DHA, custom blended for your skin tone and preferences. DHA (dihydroxyacetone) is a sugar based derivative that has been approved by the FDA for over 30 years. It reacts with the outer layers of your skin to create a natural looking tan in 6-10 hours. DHA is not absorbed into the body and poses no possibility of toxicity. The immediate color you see is a cosmetic bronzer that mimics the color you will see in the coming hours. Do not be alarmed if you see some color rinse off during your first shower, this is only the bronzing agent. Your tan is still intact!
HOW DOES RAPID TAN WORK?
Rapid Tan solutions contain a high concentration of DHA (active ingredient in all self-tanning products) allowing you to shower anywhere from 1-4 hours versus the standard 8+ hours required with original solutions. Time before rinsing is determined by your skin type and desired outcome. Your Rapid Tan does still require the same amount of time to develop to its full color as original solutions, so don't be alarmed if you have little, if any, tan after your initial rinse as the color will continue to develop in the hours following. This is great choice for hot summer months or for anyone who dislikes wearing the tanning solution on their skin for several hours. Leave it on for a few hours, shower and go on with your day…or go to bed with no worries of the bronzer transferring to your palms or sheets!
WILL I TURN ORANGE?
No, of course not! Our all-natural solutions are designed to provide natural results and our cosmetic bronzer has been perfectly blended to give our clients that "just off the beach" look and transition smoothly into your DHA color that will later develop. The dreaded "orange" color is the result of high pH levels within the skin. Your tan will be customized to your skin type so that you will not experience the orange discoloration that you may have experienced in the past from other sunless tanning products.
HOW LONG WILL MY SPRAY TAN LAST?
The longevity of your spray tan should last anywhere from 5-10 days. Proper skincare before and after will directly effect the length of your tan. Remember to always exfoliate, avoid lotions and perfumes, and remove makeup before. After tanning, moisturize and use gentle soaps or body washes.
DOES MY SPRAY TAN PROTECT ME FROM SUNBURN?
Unfortunately, your spray tan does not contain any SPF and will not protect you from getting burned! So please, ladies, wear your sunscreen!
HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT TAKE?
From the time we arrive at your location to the time we leave, it takes approximately 30 minutes. At each appointment we bring tanning equipment, portable pop-up tanning tent to contain any overspray and extraction fan with filter to ensure a fast and efficent spray tanning service without leaving a mess. If you prefer, the spray session can easily be done in a walk-in shower. We also provide protective wear (eye shields, nose filters, disposable thong underwear, shower caps ) upon request per recommendation by the FDA.
CAN I WORK OUT AFTER MY APPOINTMENT?
Sweating will ruin the development of your tan. We recommend that you do not workout until you take your first post spray tan shower.
IS IT SAFE TO SPRAY TAN WHILE PREGNANT?
Spray tanning has been deemed safe for pregnant women by the March of Dimes, and it’s much safer than tanning alternatives. The March of Dimes does recommend that you test a spray tan on a small area of the body first, as your skin can become more sensitive during pregnancy and spray tanning agents could cause a reaction. Though the risks have not been scientifically tested, the sugar and mineral based ingredients in sunless tanning solutions are an indication that there are little or no risks involved. Of course if you have any concerns, please contact your doctor first.
SKIN CANCER & MELANOMA STATISTICS
According to the American Association of Dermatology, over one million people visit some form of tanning bed each day, despite all warnings about the link of UV rays (natural and artificial) to the development of skin cancer. Half of all new cancer cases are skin cancer. There are more than one million new cases of skin cancer every year. The cases of Melanoma (the non-treatable form of skin cancer) have more than tripled among Caucasians from 1980 to 2002. In addition to the clear and present danger of cancer, there is also wrinkling, sun poisoning and communicably transmitted diseases from unclean, unsterile tanning beds.