Spray Tan FAQ’s

1. What should I do to prepare for my tan?
Prior to your organic tanning session, completely and thoroughly exfoliate your entire body. Do not apply any moisturizers, deodorants, or any other product that could hinder your skin’s ability to absorb the organic tan and all the nutrients that our formula has to offer.
Wear loose fitting, dark clothing when you come in for your organic tan. Avoid bras, tight under garments, socks and tight shoes. These will wear off the tan in those areas and leave a tan line. Wear flip flops if possible.
Any shaving or waxing should be done at 24 hours prior to your organic tanning session.

2. What is DHA. Is it new? Is it safe?

DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) is derived from plant sources such as sugar, beets and sugar cane. The DHA reacts with the proteins in your skin to create the beautiful bronze color that is achieved.
All of the components in our organic tanning solution are approved by the FDA and have been used in food and cosmetics for many years. What sets us apart from other tanning salons and boutiques is that our Tan formula is Eco Certified Organic. This means that the ingredients grown and used to make our fabulous formula were not treated with pesticides or any harmful growth hormones. It’s all natural and all beautiful!

3. Will a spray tan protect me from UVA and UVB rays?
NO! It does not. You should always wear sunscreen whenever you are exposed to sunlight.

4. How long does the organic tan last?
Your organic custom tan will be at it’s darkest the first day and fade away daily as the skin is sloughed during the normal process of skin renewal. Utilizing a rich moisturizer everyday will prolong your tan anywhere from 7-10 days. Great for vacations and special events!

5. How long before I can shower?
The organic tan needs anywhere from 6-8 hours to set properly to give you the desired results. We generally advise that you wait at least 6 hours before showering. This is a nutrient rich formula infused with natural moisturizers like aloe vera and hyaluronic acid. So you are not only becoming tan, but your skin is also getting a big drink of moisture, so the longer you keep the organic tan on, the better!

6. Why did the solution wash off in the shower?
The organic bronzers are temporary bronzers that give you the immediate color. The real color is the result of the DHA reacting with the proteins of the skin. The real color develops behind the natural bronzers in 6-8 hours. It is the natural surface bronzers (or what we like to call our color guide) that the client sees washing off in the shower.

7. Will it rub off on my clothes or bed sheets?
There is a chance that the natural bronzers will rub off on clothing and bed sheets. This will wash out very easily, however, we always recommend that the client wear darker, loose fitting clothing.

8. Can I work out after being sprayed?
Same answer as with showering. You must give the organic tan time to develop. Try to avoid any activities that might cause you to sweat as this might increase the chance of tan lines.

9. How can I get my organic tan to last longer?
Clients who take exceptional care of their skin will have longer lasting results. Here are a couple of tips for achieving a lasting beautiful tan:
~ Avoid bar soaps, as these have higher pH levels. Exposing your skin to agents with too low or too high of pH levels can cause drying of the skin and accelerate your skin’s replacement cycle, causing any type of tan to fade faster.
~ Your skin’s healthy pH balance is 5.5. Water has a pH of 7.0. That means that every time you shower you’re drying out your skin!
Make sure to replenish lost moisture with a rich moisturizer, at least once a day.
~ Keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of water daily. This will promote healthy skin. Healthy skin equals healthy tan.
~ Your first shower should be a light one. You are simply rinsing the excess airbrush solution off of the surface or your skin.
Do not exfoliate during this shower. You have previously exfoliated in your shower prior to your organic tanning session.
Your first shower is a light rinse with warm water only.
~ Avoid long, hot baths. Shower instead. Make sure to pat dry, don’t rub.