FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Airbrush Tanning safe?
Yes it is! The FDA approved Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a sugar cane derivative that results in the tan, for safety in 1973. When applied to the skin, DHA only penetrates the top layer of the skin and does not absorb into the body or the bloodstream.
How does DHA work?
Dihydroxyacentone (DHA) interacts with the dead surface cells in the outermost layer of the skin to darken the skin color. The tan fades as the dead surface cells shed or exfoliate.
Why Airbrush Tanning?
Airbrush Tanning does not involve any UV rays, allowing people to tan more often without worrying about overexposure. Unlike tanning beds and sunlight, there are no long-term ultra-violet carcinogenic dangers with Airbrush Tanning. This healthy tan goes beautifully over an existing tan and can even out or eliminate any tan lines. For the un-tanned and fair of skin, our premium quality Airbrush products will fool your friends into thinking you've become a sun goddess overnight!
How long does an Airbrush Tan last?
An Airbrushed Tan will typically last 5-7 days, depending on your skin type and how well you care for it following your tanning session. Airbrush Tanning produces color on the outermost layer of the skin, which is then discarded cell-by-cell. If you wear your skin hard, take long hot baths or showers, wear clothes that chafe, or do anything to encourage the skin to "shed," so will your tan. You can extend the life of your tan by using a Maintainer lotion at least once daily, but just like a natural suntan, the Airbrush Tanning results are temporary.
How do I prepare for my Airbrush Tan?
Shower and exfoliate preferably one hour before your airbrush tan as it is important to have clean, dry skin. For best results, exfoliate with mesh gloves or a wash cloth in order to remove dead skin cells. This will provide an even coverage and will help to lengthen the duration of your tan. It is also a good idea to shave 8-12 hours before your Airbrush Tan. Do not wear moisturizers, sunscreen, perfume, make up, deodorant or anything on your skin as it can act as a barrier to the tanning solution.
Will my final tan be the same color as the initial "Bronze" color I see sprayed onto my skin?
Most likely No. The initial "Bronze" color is simply so you can see where the tanner is being applied. This "bronze" color will wash off once you bathe. The resulting skin color will be from the DHA reaction and be dependent on skin type and amount of tanner initially applied to the skin.
What should I wear?
Loose fitting dark clothing is recommended to wear to your appointment and for the remaining of the day. For women we suggest you wear a dark colored bikini, a dark bra, panties or thong. We do have disposable thongs and panties if needed. Men should wear dark colored shorts, boxers or briefs. If you do not want any tan lines we do offer professional topless or completely nude tanning.
Do not wear denim, tight pants, and tight fitting undergarments such as underwire bras or sports bras of any kind directly following your Airbrush Tanning session. These garments are made to fit snug and could cause tan lines where there weren't any before. Tennis shoes are too snug and will erase your tan before it has a chance to develop. Non-leather flip-flops or slippers are recommended or loose clog style shoes are optimal for colder weather.
Is it OK for people of any age to get Airbrush Tanning?
If you are 18 or younger, a parent must accompany you to your tanning session as well as agree to sign a consent form. Shorts must be worn for boys and a bathing suit must be worn for girls.
Can I still get Airbrush Tanning if I am pregnant?
I do not spray pregnant women.
Will your solution stain my clothes?
The initial "bronze" color of the tanner should wash off most clothing. The solution is known to stain nylon, rayon, leather and wool so plan accordingly when you prepare.
Can I workout after I get my tan?
It is not recommended that you work out, sweat, shower or swim until at least 8 hours after your tanning session. Do not apply any lotions or moisturizers as well while your tan is developing during this 8 hour period.