Pre & Post Tan
Q: What is spray tanning?
A: UV Free spray tanning is the application of the tanning solution to the skin. When applied, DHA reacts with the skin creating a golden brown color. The color will darken in about 2-3 hours and reaches the full intensity in 24 hours. The color will then gradually fade through your skins natural exfoliation process.
Q: What is DHA?
A: DHA is the active ingredient most often used in sunless tanners, tinted moisturizers and spray solution. DHA (dihydroxyacetone) is a carbohydrate compound approved by the FDA for use as an externally applied sunless tanning solution. DHA is often derived from a vegetable source such as beets or sugar cane.
Q: Does my spray tan work like sun screen?:
A: No, spray tans are cosmetic. They do not create a "base tan" or provide UV protection. It is strongly recommended that sunscreen is applied while exposed to the sun or other UV rays.
Q: How long will my spray tan last?
A: Spray tans last approx. 5-10 days, longer for some. Preparing your skin prior to your spray by exfoliating is a key factor in the longevity of your tan. After care is the second factor in your tans life. Exercise, skin conditions, hormones and bath/body products can all create uneven post-tan fading. Please feel free to ask for info on the best products to use to keep your tan looking its best!
Q: What products should I avoid using with my tan?
A: Any products that contain mineral oils or sulfates should be avoided if at all possible. Lines such as dove, Oil of Olay and Jergen's are examples of products to avoid.
Q: Can I spray while pregnant?
A: DHA only penetrates the outermost layer of the skin and does not enter the blood stream. However, it is recommended all clients consult their physician before a spray service.
Q: What should I wear during and after my appointment?
A: Women: If you choose to wear a bathing suit or cotton undergarments, keep in mind there will be tan lines as the solution will not penetrate through clothing. Men: It is required that cotton briefs, shorts or a bathing suit is worn for the session.
After your session, dark, loose clothing is recommended to reduce rubbing or staining. Sleeping in long pants/sleeves is also recommended.
Q: How do I set up an appointment:
A: You can call, text, email or book online at https://alissacullen.glossgenius.com 24/7!