Tips & FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY LUMINOUS GLOW
Thoroughly exfoliate and shave at least 24 hours prior to your treatment. Shaving or waxing the same day as your airbrush tanning appointment may result in “dotting” as your pores may still be open.
Avoid wearing make up, moisturizers, and deodorant to your appointment, as this acts as a barrier to the spray and stops the color from developing properly.
Wear dark colored, loose fitting clothing and sandals following your treatment.
Schedule manicures or pedicures prior to your airbrush tanning appointment.
HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY LUMINOUS GLOW
- Do not shower or sweat for 5-7 hours following your appointment.
- Moisturize using a paraben-free lotion at least twice daily for a minimum of one week.
- Keeping moisturized will ensure an even, flawless fade. Luminous Glow After-Care Moisturizer is recommend for best results.
- Avoid chlorinated jacuzzis, saunas, and steam rooms.
HOW TO REMOVE YOUR LUMINOUS GLOW
- Soak in baby oil either in the shower or the tub and then scrub
- Use a purple shampoo such as (Shimmer Lights) and baking soda and make a paste to rub off.
- For the hands try using a magic eraser or Dawn dishwashing liquid on the back of a scrubbing sponge.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET A SPRAY TAN
How often you should get a spray tan depends on a few factors, such as your skin type, lifestyle, and desired results. Light skin tones may want to get a spray tan every two to three weeks, while darker skin tones may need it in less frequent intervals. It’s important to be mindful of how often you’re getting spray tanned so that you can avoid any potential side effects of overexposure like itching or dryness. Additionally, if you are typically active outdoors or frequently swim in pools or the ocean, these activities can fade the color of your spray tan sooner than expected and require more frequent visits to maintain the look. If you are looking for a natural looking glow that won’t wash away after days or weeks like sun exposure does, then a weekly visit to maintain your golden hue would likely be best. Keep in mind that each individual is different and could require shorter or longer time periods between visits based on their needs and desired results.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A SPRAY TAN
A spray tan offers many benefits compared to traditional tanning methods.
- There are no harmful UV rays and no risk of skin damage.
- Spray tanning gives you a natural-looking glow without streaks or patches.
- You can choose the exact shade you desire, and it can last up to ten days.
- The process is quick and easy – it takes only about 20 minutes per session.
- Helps conceal wrinkles and skin lines; helping you appear younger.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY SPRAY TAN APPOINTMENT
When heading to your spray tan appointment, it is important to wear something that will not interfere with the application of the tan and also something that won’t stain or stick to your skin after the tan has been applied. The best option is usually a loose-fitting, dark colored clothing such as a long sleeve top, long trousers and closed toe shoes. It is also a good idea to avoid wearing any jewelry as this can leave marks on your skin where the spray tan has been applied. It is worth noting that you should not wear any makeup either as this may create an uneven coverage when you have your spray tan done. Additionally, it is important to bring along a towel or robe to cover up with once you have had your spray tan completed. This will help keep the color even and prevent any transfer onto anything else you may be wearing for the remainder of the day.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SPRAY TANNING
While spray tanning is generally considered safe, it may pose certain risks for individuals with delicate or sensitive skin. Possible side effects include dryness, itchiness, and even skin irritation and discoloration. It is important to use a quality solution and follow the instructions carefully when using at-home spray tan kits, as improper use can lead to further irritation or uneven color. It is also recommended to do a patch test first before having a full-body tan applied.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A REPUTABLE SPRAY TANNING SALON
Choosing a reputable spray tanning salon is important for achieving the best results. Here are some tips to help you find a quality establishment:
- Make sure that the salon offers proper consultations with trained technicians to discuss potential risks, aftercare instructions, and customization of your desired shade.
- Check reviews and recommendations from trusted sources online and from your friends or family.
- Ask to see any certifications or qualifications that staff members may hold.
- Research the ingredients used in the products and make sure they are of quality and safe for your skin type.
- Ensure that all safety protocols are observed, including proper ventilation and hygienic practices.