WHAT IS AIRBRUSH TANNING?
Airbrush tanning gives you a beautiful natural-looking “back from the beach” tan without the long-term skin damage associated with UV exposure. This is not a booth spray tan! This process is different and will not leave drips or streaks. A micro-fine mist goes on smoothly and is evenly applied over the body by a certified Airbrush Tanning Technician. The airbrush process takes about 15 minutes or less.
HOW DOES AIRBRUSH TANNING WORK?
All effective sunless tanners contain Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). It is a colourless 3-carbon sugar that when applied to the skin causes a chemical reaction with amino acids in the surface cells of the skin producing a darkening effect, DHA does not damage skin as it only affects the outermost cells of the epidermis (stratum corneum). As these dead skin cells naturally wear off, the color gradually fades, just like a genuine sun tan. We use a premium quality solution that produces a beautiful, flawless natural tan.
IS AN AIRBRUSHED TAN SAFE?
Yes. In the 1970’s the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) permanently to their list of approved cosmetic ingredients. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the most effective products available are sunless or self-tanning products that contain Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) as the active ingredient. With the skin cancer rate tripling within the last ten years sunless tanning is the safe way to tan. Using DHA is also recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the American Medical Association.
HOW LONG DOES THE AIRBRUSH TAN LAST?
Your tan will last between 7 and 10 days, depending on how you care for your skin. The solution we use is longer lasting then most and our tans generally last longer then others. The day after you get your tan, we recommend moisturizing daily to extend the life of your tan. We carry a moisturizing tan extender product that does the job perfectly!
HOW IS SOAK UP THE SUN TANNING BETTER THAN THE AUTOMATED SPRAY BOOTHS?
Our method is superior because we have a trained technician customize the color and application to meet your personal needs with a high quality solution leaving you with a long lasting flawless tan. We come to you, which saves you money on gas and possibly waiting at the salon for an open booth. The session is done in the convenience and privacy of your home.
WHAT DO I WEAR FOR MY AIRBRUSH TANNING SESSION?
Women may wear a dark colored swimming suit, underwear, or opt for “no tan lines” at all.
We ask that men wear some type of swimsuit or underwear.
TELL ME ABOUT SOAK UP THE SUN TANNING SOLUTION.
This premium solution is designed for all skin types and gives a perfect tan every time. This signature solution is the most sought after airbrush tanning solution in the world. It is a 9% Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) composition that offers an ideal tan for all skin types. Paraben Free.
The scent is a light cucumber melon extract that leaves you invigorated as well as giving you an immediate beach-beautiful color. Find out what the Hollywood Buzz is all about!
DOES AN AIRBRUSH TAN PROVIDE SPF PROTECTION?
NO! It provides no Sun Protection Factor (SPF). Airbrush tanning is an alternative and safe form of tanning. People with sensitive skin or people who have a hard time tanning, be it natural or in the tanning beds will find this form of tanning very comforting. One application with airbrush tanning will be equivalent to approximately 6 tanning bed sessions, therefore making it cost effective. Airbrush tanning also spares the skin of excessive wear and tear and free from potential burns caused by the sun or tanning beds. If you choose to expose your skin to UV rays either from the sun or a tanning bed, it is important to use a lotion with SPF to protect you from the sun’s harmful rays.
IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT TO USE AN AIRBRUSH TAN?
At Soak Up The Sun Tanning, persons 17 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian – Parental Consent forms must be signed first.
In the case of a tanning party with persons 17 years of age or younger, we will need signed parental permission from every minor.
CAN PREGNANT OR NURSING MOTHERS USE SOAK UP THE SUN TANNING?
Soak Up The Sun Tanning requests that pregnant or nursing mothers talk to their primary health care provider prior to using our service.
AIRBRUSH TANNING VS. EXPOSURE TO ULTRAVIOLET RAYS FROM THE SUN AND TANNING BEDS
Many people use tanning beds which are proven to be very dangerous. yet they are as popular as ever. With an airbrush tan you can achieve noticeable tan lines with a bronze color in one session! This would take multiple sessions in a harmful tanning bed or just laying outdoors in the sun. With an airbrush tan you will not experience any burning, danger or bad side effects such as peeling, irritiation, blistering or more important Skin Cancer. Instead you will have a healthy natual looking tan with no bad health repercussions.
Each year, 1 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer, making it the most common cancer nationwide, and while the incidence of a lot of other cancers is falling, that of Melanoma - the most deadly form of skin cancer - continue to rise significantly. Experts say it is due to an increase in exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun and tanning beds. Airbrush tanning is a wonderful and safe alternative.