WHAT IS AIRBRUSH TANNING?
Airbrush tanning is a safe, UV free alternative to traditional tanning. It is a personalized service that results in an all over tan instantly by temporarily bronzing the skin. The active ingredient in the airbrush sunless solution is Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) which is a FDA approved cosmetic solution which works with the amino acids on the skin and air to create the brown appearance.
WHY HAS AIRBRUSH TANNING BECOME SO POPULAR?
Airbrush tanning provides immediate results with a flawless tan that looks natural. Individuals who cannot tan or have skin concerns but still want a bronzed glow have found a safe alternative with airbrush tanning. Your airbrush tan can make you look and feel slimmer, younger, confident and healthy, and can also reduce the appearance of cellulite.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY SUNLESS SESSION?
You may choose to wear your bathing suit or underwear, or you also have the option of tanning nude during your session. Completely Bronzed offers disposable undergarments for an additional charge. If you choose to wear undergarments, the solution will not penetrate through the clothing. Therefore, you will not receive a tan in the covered areas. We suggest wearing dark colored, loose fitting cotton clothing immediately after your appointment.
MEN: It is required that cotton briefs, shorts or a bathing suit be worn for the session. If you desire to receive your tan fully nude, please inform us when making your appointment and we will schedule your session with a male technician.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST AIRBRUSH TAN?
You will be escorted into a private area equipped with ventilation and drying fans for your session. Your technician will discuss your sunless tanning needs and help you choose the perfect shade that is right for your skin tone and desired result. You will remove your clothing and jewelry and will be given a disposable hair cap. If your finger and toe nails are not painted, the technician will provide a lotion to cover your nail beds. A technician will then apply your chosen solution with an airbrush applicator to your skin, covering your entire body. The technician will guide you in several positions to ensure that all exposed areas are covered evenly.
HOW LONG WILL MY AIRBRUSH SESSION TAKE?
Your session should take no longer than 20 minutes from start to finish, including preparation and drying time.
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER MY AIRBRUSH TAN?
You may feel slightly damp or sticky during the hour following your tan. Remember to stay dry and avoid touching your skin to ensure that your tan dries flawlessly. Your tan will begin to darken over the next 4-5 hours, with full results after 24 hours. Your skin will then feel smooth and hydrated.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT TO SHOWER AFTERWARDS?
You should wait at least 6-8 hours before showering, but the longer you wait, the better it will be for your tan. If possible, wait a full 24 hours. Your first shower should be a light rinse only. Please keep in mind that the cosmetic bronzer will wash off during your first shower. The bronzer is used to show immediate color and as a color guide for the technician but the actual DHA airbrush tan will continue to develop.
HOW DO I MAINTAIN & EXTEND THE LIFE OF MY AIRBRUSH TAN?
Make sure that you moisturize your skin daily after your first post-tan shower with the recommended lotion, preferably in the morning and evening. Any lotion that you use should be free of petroleum and mineral oil. Completely Bronzed has lotions available for purchase. Hydrated skin is essential to maintain your tan. In addition, please review the Post-Tan instructions under the Tan Preparation tab.
WILL MY AIRBRUSH TAN PROTECT MY SKIN FROM SUN OR UV TANNING?
No, you must take all usual precautions when in the sun or tanning beds. The airbrush solution does not contain sunscreen or UV protection.
WILL APPLYING EXCESSIVE SOLUTION DURING ONE SESSION MAKE MY TAN DARKER?
No, applying excessive solution during one session will not make you darker. Your skin may appear darker directly after your session but the bronzer will wash off during your first shower. If a darker tan is desired, a second application can be applied 24 hours after the fi rst session. However, we do offer several different shades to accommodate your needs.
HOW LONG WILL MY AIRBRUSH TAN LAST?
Approximately one week, depending on how well you prepare and follow maintenance instructions. Some clients report results lasting up to 10 days.
CAN I RECEIVE AN AIRBRUSH TAN IF I AM PREGNANT?
There is no evidence that DHA is harmful. DHA is approved by the FDA for cosmetic use and only penetrates the outermost layer of skin. However, we do recommend that our pregnant clients consult their Physician for approval prior to their airbrush session.
DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR MY AIRBRUSH SESSION?
Yes, all sessions are by appointment only. We are open 7 days a week and will do everything possible to accommodate your schedule and needs.