In short, no! Spray tanning has come a long way since its introduction. Traditional self tanners relied solely on DHA to create a temporary “tan.” Recently, many self tanners starting including Erythrulose, a similar type ingredient that delivers a more golden colorr to the skin, whereas DHA tends to be more red/orange. The use of these two self tanning ingredients together and with the right balance allows for a more golden-brown hue and a more natural looking “tan”.
How do I prepare for my airbrush spray tan?
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate! You want a fresh set of skin cells for a more even, long lasting tan. Arrive showered, shaven, free of make-up, perfume, oil, body sprays, deodorant and moisturizer for optimal results. Bring loose, dark fitting clothing for after your session.
Should I moisturize before the
You should use a moisturizer regularly to keep your skin hydrated and healthy, which will contribute to a more even, natural looking spray tan. However, it is recommended NOT to apply moisturizers 2 hours prior to self tanning and 4 to 6 hours after.
What should I wear while getting a
JH airbrush spray tan?
We at Jackson Harlow want you to feel as comfortable in your own skin as possible. Wear as little, nothing or as much as you would like. Just keep in mind that tan lines will occur.
Why is keeping skin moisturized
essential to maintain great results?
It is important to keep skin moisturized after your airbrush spray tan session. Dry, flaky skin will slough off faster and color will fade sooner. Color fading is inevitable but you want it to happen evenly and naturally so moisturize daily.
How long should I wait after to
It is best to wait at least 6-8 hours after the spray tan application before you shower to give the DHA time to fully react with skin proteins.
Can I work out after an airbrush
It is best to wait about 6 hours after your airbrush spray tan before partaking in any strenuous activities that may cause perspiration. This will give the DHA time to fully react with skin proteins as well as prevent streaking that could result from excessive perspiration.
How many days will an airbrush
spray tan last?
The longevity of an airbrush spray tan depends on the skin’s natural exfoliation process, and on the skin regimen followed before and after application. On average, a sunless tan will last 4-7 days. The “life span” of an airbrush spray tan also depends on your skin’s natural exfoliation. The faster your skin regenerates, the faster the sunless tan will fade. The tan created by the DHA and Erythrulose affects only the top layer of the skin and will begin to fade after 4 to 5 days as the skin naturally begins to exfoliate.
Will the solution from the airbrush spray tan rub on my clothes?
Some of the bronze “cosmetic tint” color may rub off on clothing or bed sheets. This is most likely to happen when you get dressed immediately after tanning. To minimize the chance of the tint transferring to clothing, we recommend that you wear loose-fitting, darker clothes after your Sunless session. The Cosmetic tint is water-soluble. Therefore, in most cases, the color will come out of clothing in the wash.
Why do I need to wear sunscreen if I
have An airbrush spray tan?
Although you may feel and look like you a real tan, a sunless tan is only the temporary appearance of a tan and therefore provides your skin with no real sunburn protection. It is absolutely necessary you wear a sunscreen when outdoors to protect your skin from burning.