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Q & A



Q:
What is spray tanning?
A: Spray tanning is the latest thing to hit the tanning industry. A spray tan technician uses a spray gun to apply a tanning solution (DHA) to the client's body.

Q: What should I wear?
A: That is up to you! You can wear a bikini, swimsuit, g-string, bra and panties or be naked; it's entirely up to you. Male clients must wear some form of undergarment.

Q: How long does it take to get sprayed?
A: It takes approximatly 7-10 minutes per person. So for tanning parties please plan to accomodate all of your guests.

Q: How often can I tan?
A: Tanning can be performed every 3 to 7 days if desired. Spray tanning back to back on the same day, is not advised, as it does not give the DHA time to set between tans.

Q; Will spray tan cause freckles?
A: No, in fact, in most cases, freckles and blemishes will become less pronounced because the lighter skin areas are darkened to help skin color evenly.

Q: Does spray tanning protect me from the sun?
A: NO! Spray tanning DOES NOT protect you from the sun. It is recommended that a sunscreen be used at any time you go out into the sun.

Q: How long does spray tanning last?
A: Depending on the skin type, a tan will last 8 to 12 days (depending on how well you lotion on a regular basis). Like a suntan, the sunless tan will fade gradually, as your skin exfoliates.

Q: How do I prepare for my tan?
A:EXFOLIATE ALL OVER! Make sure to shave and wax at least 24 hours before your spray tan. Your skin MUST be clean from all lotions, perfumes, body oils, powders and deodorant. Lotion and deodorant act as barriers and can even turn your tan green.

Q: Is it safe?
A: Yes, Sunless tanning is safe and proven method of obtaining a tan. As with any personal product, sensitivity can occur but is very rare. The active ingredient DHA or Dihydroxyacetone is derived from sugar beets and has been FDA approved for topical application and used for tanning creams since the 1960's. DHA has also been used in food and cosmetics for decades. When DHA comes in contact with the amino acids of the skin, it creates a natural chemical reaction that causes the skin to appear tanned.

Q: Why not just use a regular tanning bed?
A: Unlike Tanning beds, spray tans are not in any way, harmful for your skin. Plus airbrush tanning is instant! You do not need to lay in a tanning bed to get results. Stretch marks and cellulite look so much better after a spray tan!

Q: Is it okay to get airbrushed if pregnant or nursing?
A:Typically, it is safe to use tanning lotion while you are pregnant. The active ingredient Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a three-carbon sugar that is non-toxic and therefore is not harmful to you or your baby. DHA works by interacting with your dead skin cells to produce brown pigment called melanoidin. DHA does not go beyond this layer of cells and is not absorbed into the body. Skin is constantly shedding dead skin cells and renewing itself, and so the tan fades as this happens. BUT...DHA is not approved for "atomized inhalation". We as technicians should be wearing a mask, but occasional - even frequent exposure, has not been linked to any health problems. Please be sure to check with your doctor before your visit.

Q:Will spray tanning work on fair-skinned people?
A:YES, we have satisfied customers who were very fair-skinned and they are happy with their tan.

Q:Did you know?
A: Cancer of the skin is the most common of cancers, probably accounting for at least half of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for less than 5% of skin cancer cases but causes a large majority of skin cancer deaths. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 62,480 new melanomas were diagnosed in the United States during 2008,” (American Cancer Society). Airbrush tanning is a safe and heathly alternative to UV sun tanning.

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