Airbrush Spray Tanning

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Our Air Brush Spray Tanning is a great way to get a tan without the harmful effects of the sun's UV rays. Our formula is designed to last for 5 to 7 days, with great results. Your tan is sprayed onto your skin by a trained professional, concentrating on all of the areas that are normally darkened by the sun, and avoiding areas that would make your tan look "fake." Our technicians take great care to make sure your tan is a good color for your skin tone and is applied in a way to make it look as natural as possible. The darker you tan naturally, the darker you can expect your skin to get from a tanning solution.
The first step to ensuring a great sunless tan is to exfoliate the skin. For best results, please scrub your skin 24 hours prior to the tan. The skin needs to be clean and free from dead skin cells in order to alleviate uneven distribution and extend the life of the tan.  If a client has naturally dry skin exfoliation is the key to getting an even, all-over tan. On the day of your tan application, the skin must be clean and free of any residue from deodorants, lotions, or perfumes.
For best results, Avoid Waxing, Facials,  Massages, and other body treatments the day of the tan. If you do have another spa service, allow extra time to shower to remove any product residue prior to the tan service.
Pregnant women can safely be sprayed. The solution is non-toxic but as a precaution we have you wear lip balm, eye protection, nose filters, and protective undergarments. If you are concerned, please discuss the treatment with your physician prior to the tan service.
Spray tanning is great for someone with Vitiligo and/or freckles to help even out the areas. It will not cover up entirely but helps to blend and enhance the skin's natural colors and tones.


TIP: Using one of our InSPArations Spa Lotions every day can increase the longevity of your tan. Swimming in chlorine water, toweling off, or using exfoliating products will decrease the lifespan of your tan.
The DHA (an active ingredient that interacts with the amino acids within the skin cells producing a color change) will begin to activate within 2-4 hours after application.  Do not bathe, shower or sweat for at least 8-hours after application, preferably 24 hrs.  Avoid chlorinated pools for 18-hours.  Brown cosmetic bronzers will wash away during the first shower.  Full DHA results develop within 24 hours.  Most results last 5-7 days- sometimes longer and occasionally less time.

Why Airbrush Spray Tan?

The National Cancer Institute warns against any type of tanning, but especially artificial tanning done in tanning beds. In fact, the NCI notes that people who use a tanning bed only once per month put themselves at a 55 percent higher risk of contracting malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. If you love the bronzed look of a tan but aren't willing to sacrifice your health for it, airbrush spray tanning may be a better choice. The tan sits on the top layer of the skin, so it is a safe way to get a tan. If you're considering a spray tan, understanding how it works can help you feel more comfortable with the procedure.
The solution used for airbrush tanning is made up of dihydroxyacetone, a chemical that interacts with the dead layer of skin that is on the outermost layer of the epidermis. When the dihydroxyacetone touches the skin, it creates a darkening in the color that mimics the look of a real tan. Dihydroxyacetone is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for external use as an airbrush tanning agent.


Airbrush tanning may is applied to the skin using an airbrush gun that looks similar to a paint sprayer. The solution is individually chosen for each tan to provide custom tanning results.  The gun diffuses the solution into tiny particles that are aimed at the skin to cover it completely and evenly. The solution dries and starts to develop within 4 hours, fully develops in 24 hours, the color appears as it dries and alters the color of the skin. The bronzer will wash off during your first warm rinse shower and the tan will remain on your skin.