When should I get a spray tan?
Anytime! However, if you would like to be tan for a special event it’s recommend to spray tan the day before, or as close to the event as possible (allowing for at least 12 hours before your next shower.)
How often can I get a spray tan?
You can get a spray tan just one time for a special event or we can meet once every 2 weeks to maintain a year-round glow. It is best to exfoliate any old self tanner from your skin before coming in for a fresh application.
How long will my spray tan last?
Your spray tan will last anywhere from 7-10 days to over a week, depending on:
- How much time you spend in the shower or bath
- What products you use on your skin, body, and hair
- How often you exercise and sweat
How should I prepare for a spray tan?
Do any waxing, shaving, manicures or pedicures before you come for your spray tan. If possible, come with clean skin, no lotions, make-up or deodorant. Bring something a little bit loose and dark to wear after your spray tan. Don't go to the gym and avoid sweating immediately after being sprayed. Avoid the rain, bring an umbrella with you just in case!
You can also spray tan over your make-up if you are going somewhere right after your appointment - it actually looks really nice! The only negative is often clients go to sleep with self tanner on (as it is best to wait 4 - 12 hours to shower) and most clients don't like to go to bed with an unwashed face...
If you don't want tan lines you should skip undergarments (males are required to wear undergarments.) If you prefer to wear your own undies or swim wear chose something black - although the tinted self tanner washes out of most fabrics it can stain nylon and leather. Also, the clothes you choose to wear home after your spray tan should be loose and dark - a little self tanner can come off on the inside of your clothes right after you are sprayed.
How long should I wait to shower after my spray tan?
You should wait anywhere from 4 to 12 hours to shower. If it is your first spray tan it is best to wait a full 8 hours. During your shower you will see a tea-like color rinsing off of your skin. Dont worry, your tan is still intact! This is just the color guide rinsing off and is meant to happen. Before you shower you may look quite dark as you will be seeing the developed self tanner with the color guide on top - after you shower, the tan will look quite natural. When you jump out of the shower take a look at yourself while you are still wet - if any area looks uneven just blend it with your fingers - the tan is blendable while wet then jump back in the shower for a second. Pat yourself gently to dry.
How does the spray tan formula work & is it safe for my skin?
Spray tan, or self tanner (DHA) is not a cosmetic. The active ingredient soaks into the upper layers of your skin and causes the superficial layers of the epidermis to oxidize. It is similar to the reaction that occurs when you cut an apple and it turns brown. The active ingredient (DHA) occurs naturally in sugar beets and has been approved for application to the skin since the 1950s. It is a safe, well tolerated product. Most dermatologists highly recommend self tanning as an easy alternative to the sun's harmful rays.
DHA has been approved for cosmetic use by the FDA, the Canadian Health Ministry, and most of the EU member nations.
DHA-based sunless tanning has been recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation, American Academy of Dermatology Association, Canadian Dermatology Association and the American Medical Association.
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