Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about spray tanning.
What Is Spray Tanning?
A personalized body airbrushing technique using an Airbrush Spray System that distributes an even mist all over the body.
How Long Does A Spray Tan Last?
Skin naturally wants to shed its top layer on average every 7 days depending on the shape it’s in. The more hydrated and moisturized it is, the longer a tan will last. Typically a spray tan will last anywhere from 5-10 days. The better care you take of your skin, the better your spray tan will look, feel and last. Follow Skin Palette’s Tanning Tips for maximum results.
Custom Spray Tan VS. Booth Spray Tan?
Booth spray tans and custom spray tans are the most popular ways to get a full body spray tan. Spray tan booths usually spray your entire body in about 3 minutes. This is a quick way to obtain a tan, but the results are usually far from flawless. Booth sprays tans distribute the same amount of solution to each area of the body so there is no customization. Typically faces end up too dark and legs are not dark enough. Tiny, freckled looking spots are usually visible after a booth spray as well. We highly recommend spending a little extra money on a custom spray tan because the results can be drastic. A Skin Palette custom spray tan is the closest thing you can get to a flawless, natural-looking glow. Our extensively trained experts customize each spray to the client’s desire. Whether you are looking for a light, even looking, sun-kissed tone or want certain areas of your body darker than others to hide imperfections, we will customize each area of your body to your liking. We start every appointment with a full-body consultation that includes the option of muscle and shape contouring as well.
Can You Get a Suntan Through A Spray Tan?
Yes. You can tan your skin with UV rays through a spray tan. Spray tans do not act as sunscreen and offer no more protection than bare skin. Avoid indoor tanning beds and make sure you always wear sunscreen outdoors. Be sure to reapply every couple of hours as well.
Will You Still Burn In The Sun With A Spray Tan?
Yes. You can still burn in the sun even if you have a spray tan. Always wear sunscreen and reapply every couple of hours.
Will I Turn Orange After A Spray Tan?
We use the highest quality of spray tan solution available. Getting sprayed with lower quality products containing beta-carotene will result an orange-like color on the skin. Infinity Sun does not contain the beta-carotene compound and will never make your skin appear orange.
What Is DHA?
DHA is the active ingredient in the most effective sunless tanning products. DHA, also known as Dihydroxyacetone, is a three-carbon sugar that is derived from sugarcane. When DHA is applied to the skin, it causes a chemical reaction with the amino acids in the outermost layer, (dead skin cells), to change it’s color. This is what happens when UV rays hit the skin as well. Spray tanning however does this safely at a quicker/stronger rate without the damaging affects of UVA and UVB rays let off by the sun and indoor tanning beds.
Is Spray Tanning Safe?
Yes. Spray tanning is the safe alternative to indoor tanning and according to the Mayo Clinic; sunless tanning is a practical alternative to sunbathing. Since DHA works with the top layer of the skin, it is not absorbed through the skin – into the body and has no known toxicity. DHA has been used in cosmetic preparations and sunless tanning products since the 1960’s and has been listed with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) since 1973.
Is It Safe To Spray Tan While Pregnant?
Skin Palette recommends consulting with your physician prior to your airbrush tanning session. Since DHA sticks to the top layer of skin and isn’t absorbed past that, health care providers advise women to wait until the completion of the first trimester. Tanning beds are not safe for pregnant women because of the intense heat. Raised body temperatures can be very dangerous to the mother and the baby as well as too much sun exposure.
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