Q: Will a spray tan protect me from getting a sun burn?
A: Nope. Our solutions contain no sunscreen. You must still apply sunscreen with UV protection before prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Q: Can I also suntan while I have a spray tan?
A: Yep! You will still be able to achieve a “real” tan through your spray tan. Remember to wear sunscreen!
Q: Is the spray tanning solution safe?
A: Absolutely. DHA, the main ingredient that creates the color on your skin, is actually a sugar! It has been tested by the Food and Drug Administration and deemed safe for external use only. We recommend precautions such as nose/mouth filters and protective eyewear (provided by us) to avoid any accidental ingestion. Women who are pregnant or nursing should always consult their physician before recieving a spray tan.
Q: How much color will I get?
A: Everybody’s skin reacts differently to our tanning solutions. Some people turn very brown, while others get a more golden glow. Our tans can be applied to achieve light, medium, or dark color and the base solution we use for our airbrush tans is chosen based on your particular skin pigment. People who spray tan regularly tend to get darker, as the skin naturally begins to react better to the product. You only need a few sessions to achieve this.
Q: Can I spray tan multiple times to get even darker?
A: We do not recommend this approach. In fact, spray tanning over an existing spray tan can make you look blotchy, especially when the tan starts to fade. We recommend at least five days between sessions and we recommend exfoliating your old tan off before receiving a new tan.
Q: How long will the tan last?
A: Depending on how well you exfoliate before the tan, and take care of your skin afterwards (moistruize!), the average spray tan lasts 7 days. Dry skin will not hold the tan as long, and will fade “unevenly.” For regular color, we recommend tanning once a week and exfoliating your old tan off the night before you come in.
Q: How soon after the spray tan can I shower?
A: We recommend waiting 8 hours before showering. Many clients prefer to tan in the evening so they can sleep with their tan and wake up freshly bronzed! The solution may come off on your sheets or clothing, but if you wash it soon after it should not stain.
Q: My spray tan is not fading evenly. What is wrong?
A: There are a number of factors that can affect the way your tan fades because there are many conditions that can alter your skin. How well you exfoliated before the tan, the quality of the moisturizer you used after your tan, as well as stress or certain medications could affect your results. If your tan starts to fade in some areas but not others, we recommend exfoliating the tan off of those areas so your skin looks smooth and not “patchy.” Also, going TOO dark for your natural skin tone will always look more obvious when fading (think grey hair being colored dark… the roots are more obvious when they grow back)
Q: What if I have a very fair skin that has never been able to tan?
A: You are the perfect candidate for spray tans! Many of our clients are not able to get “natural” color from the sun and they get a fantastic color that looks very real from our spray tans! We recommend first-time tanners start with light or medium so they know how their skin will react, then they can gradually go darker. Remember, darker tans are more obvious when they fade.
Q: What is the barrier cream for?