Organic Spray Tanning

 


Before your tan:
Exfoliate dead skin
Do not moisturize before your spray tan
Wear loose, dark clothing to your appointment
Avoid wearing jewelry to your appointment (rings, necklaces, bracelets, etc)

After your tan:
Stay dry for at least 8 hours (face included)
Wash and moisturize with UNSCENTED soap and lotion
DO NOT wash with a wash cloth or loofah
Dab yourself dry after showers instead of rubbing. Do the same with perfumes
Allow your tan to completely dry and set for 8 – 12 hours before wearing jewelry

Maximize your tan:
Add a tan enhancer lotion (bronzer) to your moisturizing regimen every other day
Avoid hot tubs and pools
For best results, wait 24 hours to shower after your tan is applied

SPRAY TAN FAQs
Q: How long does a single tanning session last?
A: No more than 20 minutes including spraying and drying time.

Q: Should I shave before or after my sunless tan?
A: Shaving is a form of exfoliation, so you should shave about 8 hours before application. Shaving after will take off some of your tan.

Q: How can I protect my sunless tan from fading while in hot tubs, swimming pools and the ocean?
A: After your tan has developed and after your first post-tan shower, you can minimize fading by liberally and frequently applying a good, strong waterproof sunscreen before submersing yourself.

Q: I like my sunless tan just the way it is. How do I keep it?
A: Make sure you moisturize every day with a mil moisturizer.

Q: Should I remove deodorant before my sunless tan?
A: Yes. For the best result, remove deodorant and moisturize under ar. Wait 3 hours to reapply deodorant after a sunless tan.

Q: How long does a sunless tan last?
A: Depending on a person’s activities and skin type, the tan lasts approximately 5-7 days. Using a tan extending lotion on the skin daily will help extend tanning results while keeping the tan looking healthy and glowing. A sunless tan is not a long term commitment, so it is a great to try for the first time!

Q: Does a sunless tan harm or cover up tattoos?
A: No, the solution will not harm tattoos, but if you have yellow or light tones, it can temporarily darken the color a bit, until your tan fades. If you don’t want that to happen, just cover the tattoo lightly with moisturizer lotion before your sunless tan.

Q: What if I normally can’t get very tan?
A: You can get tan with a sunless tan! When receiving a spray tan, you do not need your melanocytes to be in working order. Dihydroxyacerone (DHA) is the active ingredient in spray tans. The solution which saturates the dead skin cells is in the outermost layer of the skin, where it turns the protein in the dead cells golden tan.

Q: Normally I freckle in the sun. Will spray tanning cause freckles?
A: No, the solution does not cause freckles.

Q: I’m bald. Can my head be sprayed?
A: Yes, and your tanning expert can make it look natural.

Q: I’m pregnant and/or nursing. Can I still receive a sunless tan?
A: The concern some doctors have is over whether the active ingredient (DHA) is able to enter the blood stream. The indications are that it cannot. DHA only penetrates the outermost layer of the skin. However, we recommend that all clients get permission from their physician first. DHA has been used as a cosmetic ingredient in the U.S. since 1990 and no problems have ever been reported concerning DHA penetrating the skin.

Q: Will my sunless tan stain my pajamas or sheets?
A: The cosmetic tan solution will wash off your skin after your first post-tan shower But until then, the cosmetic tan is water salable and should not stain most fabrics. Most fabrics and materials are completely safe. Excess sweat from menopausal hot flashes will cause the cosmetic color to come off on sheets. Male clients have complained that the collar on their white shirts may sometimes have a “tan” on it.