Spray tanning involves applying a thin mist of sunless tanner that contains DHA, or dihydroxyacetone, which is a sugar that reacts with the outer layer of your skin to create the perfect shade of bronze. After applying the spray tan, the DHA will continue to darken your skin, so it is best to wait after the initial application to wash off the solution. Read our tanning tips for more information.
What are the benefits of getting a spray tan as opposed to traditional methods of tanning?
Spray tanning is easy and can be applied in just minutes by a professional technician! The major benefit, however, is having a healthy, natural-looking glow without the harmful effects of UVA or UVB skin damage that can be caused by the sun or tanning booths.
What is the best way to prepare for my airbrush tanning session?
Bring old underwear or a swimsuit and loose-fitting clothes to your appointment. Wear lip balm and utilize the earplugs and face masks that are available at your session. For more helpful tips about preparing for and maintaining your airbrush spray tan, read our tanning tips.
How long does it take to apply an airbrush tan?
Your tan can be applied in 10-15 minutes by one of Tantrum Sunless Tanning’s trained airbrush technicians.
How long does an airbrush spray tan last?
Though it depends on your skin type, a properly maintained airbrush tan should last you five to ten days.
What is the best way to care for my airbrush spray tan?
Stay moisturized and be sure to use the proper aftercare products. Avoid any abrasive skin treatments like waxing or shaving with dull razor blades, and take short showers and keep away from hot baths or hot tubs ﹘ these will strip your tan. Also steer clear of anti-aging and acne fighting creams, since the chemicals in these can cause your airbrush tan to fade quickly. See our tanning tips for more ways to maintain the best airbrush spray tan!
Does a sunless tan offer any sort of sun protection?
No, even with a sunless tan, you should use SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from damage.