The Q & A's of Spray Tanning!
How Do Spray Tans Work?
With spray tanning you achieve the same natural tan you would with a tanning bed or in the sun. We hand spray the product onto your body. A full body spray takes approximately 5 minutes to perform. Depending on the solution you choose, you must stay dry 4-10 hours before washing the temporary bronzer off. Tan looks best on day 2 when it's fully developed.
DHA is the main ingredient in any tanning solution or lotion. The medical term for DHA is known as dihydroxyacetone. (di-hy-droxy-ace-tone).
DHA is a colorless chemical (it is derived from sugar cane) that interacts with the amino acids in dead skin cells to produce a brown color change. Since these dead skin cells are constantly being shed, the color change produced by DHA usually lasts about five to seven days.
DHA is not absorbed through the skin into the body and it has no known toxicity.
Will My Spray Tan be Streaky or Orange?
No! As long as you follow our important prep before your appointment, you will definitely not be streaky or orange. Following prep and after care are imperative!
How Long Will my Sunless Spray Tan Last?
Your Spray Tan should last at least 5 days. Results vary. We have heard as little as 5 days to as long as 12 days without fading. Excessive sweating, swimming in chlorine, salt water, jacuzzi use, etc., may adversely affect your tan. Moisturize your skin twice daily to extend the life of your tan. We offer amazing Tanning Extenders that will help you keep your tan longer!
What Products do You Offer?
Our solutions were exclusively designed and created for Botanical Tans! Our Botanical Blends solution allows you to shower anywhere from 8-10 hours. Our Rapid Botanicals is a more concentrated solution allowing you to shower within 3-6 hours. Our solutions are more like spa treatments than just a spray tan solutions. Each one is botanical and anti-oxidant rich containing Natural & Organic ingredients, Essential oils, Anti-aging, Anti-cellulite properties and NO alcohol! Our Retail Body care line is awesome too! Everything we carry are free of Parabens, Phlalates, Dyes, Mineral Oils & Proployn Glycol that can break down your tan.
Spray Tan Prep... Exfoliate! Exfoliate!
Think clean, dry body.
If you exfoliate with an abrasive scrub, do so the day prior to your tanning appointment.
For the day of your appointment, exfoliate your skin with a washcloth or loofah.
Do not use an oil based soap or cleanser.
Do not apply lotion, deodorant or perfumes before your Spray Tan.
Schedule all workouts, hair, nails, waxing, spa appointments prior to your spray tan.
After Tan Care... When Can I Shower?
Do Not Shower for 4-10 hours after your spray tan!
There is a bronzer in the solution - so you will be extra dark until you shower.
Take short warm showers using mild scented shower gel or soap.
Do not use wash cloth or loofah until you start fading or want to remove your tan.
Shave with a light touch, and only when needed. Shaving acts as an exfoliating method.
Pat skin dry, do not rub.
Moisturize 2 times daily & apply a tan extending cream.
Final results won't be seen until after you wash the product off. Color looks best on days 2 & 3.
What Percentage DHA should I Use?
First, we have to determine your skin type. Are you fair, medium, dark? Do you burn easily or tan easily? There are many questions associated with choosing how dark you want your spray tan to be...
We will walk through the options and customize a solution to tailored to your skin type and tanning goals.
What do I Wear During my Spray Tan? Will it Stain my Clothes?
You are welcome to wear whatever you feel good in. The product will not stain any of your clothing or sheets. Some clients go nude, while others wear a swimsuit. For females - the choice is yours. Men must wear a thong, boxers or shorts. Please wear dark, loose fitting clothes. The DHA needs air to react with the amino acids in your skin. So the tighter the clothing, the more likely you will be uneven. Flip flops are the best to wear after your tan.
My Last Spray Tan Was Different Than the Previous One, Even Though it Was the Same Solution?
Again, it comes down to your skin. Your skin is a living thing, and is affected by many things like: time of the month, season, food you eat, stress, medication you take etc. If your tan is different, even though the solution used was the same, the most probable cause is the condition of your skin.
Make sure that you use the same pre-tan regimen when planning your tanning schedule. Exfoliate with a body scrub the day prior, a washcloth or loofah lightly the day of. No make-up, moisturizers, etc...
*** Moisturize! You have to keep your skin moisturized or the Spray Tan will not last or fade evenly.
I am Getting Married, When Should I Get Sprayed?
I recommend the Bridal Package, which includes a consultation full body tan and a full body tan 2 days prior to your Big Day! The final result of your tan will be subject to the condition of your skin and where you are in your cycle. It is best to schedule your consultation tan the same time of the month as your wedding will occur.
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