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What is airbrush tanning and how does it work?
Airbrush tanning involves applying DHA or dihydroxyacetone to the skin. DHA interacts with amino acids in the skin to produce the golden color. Most airbrush tans contain a bronzer that gives instant color once it is applied to the skin. The bronzer will rinse off after your first shower and will have no affect to your actual tan result. The amount of DHA in the solution is what creates a darker tan, not the amount of the bronzer.
Is airbrush tanning safe?
DHA based sunless tanning has been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, American Academy of Dermatology Association, and the American Medical Association as a safer alternative to outdoor tanning. The FDA permanently added DHA to their list of approved cosmetic ingredients restricting it to external use only.
How soon after my tan can I exercise?
Please wait until after your first shower to do any activities that involve sweating and be sure to shower right after and moisturize.
How long until I can shave or exfoliate?
We recommend waiting 2 days after your tan to shave. Most people notice their tan starting to fade at about 4-5 days after their session, at this time you may exfoliate to prepare yourself for your next tanning appointment.
Does a spray tan protect me from getting a burn?
No! ! The tanning solution does not contain any sort of protection from UV rays. Be sure to still wear sunscreen while exposed to the sun. You will still be able to develop a natural tan in the sun with your spray tan. Be sure to use cream sunscreen and avoid anything with oils.
Can I tan while I’m pregnant?
DHA is FDA approved and only penetrates the outer layer of your skin. There has been no evidence that DHA or sunless tanning is harmful, but we recommend you always consult with your doctor first.
I need to get a tan for my wedding, how many days prior to the big day should I schedule my appointment?
First off, congrats!! For any event, we recommend getting sprayed 2-3 days prior. However, for exceptionally important events, such as a wedding, just as you would schedule a trial appointment for your hair and makeup, we recommend the same for your spray tan. This helps us better understand exactly the look you are envisioning for your big day, whether you would like to be lighter, darker, add a little more in one area, contour, etc.