Over the years, our customers have had many questions concerning the tanning process. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions below. If your questions are not addressed here, feel free to contact me.
Spray Tanning sessions are by appointment only - this way you get the attention and treatment you deserve privately with a technician that will customize your airbrush tan. Appointments fill up quickly, therefore we strongly suggest you book early. You will receive a text/call the day prior to confirm your appointment. Appointments NOT confirmed run the risk of being canceled and your space given to someone else.
When should I get a spray tan
If you would like to be tan for a special event we recommend coming in for your spray tan the day before, or as close to the event as possible (allowing for at least 10hours before your next shower.)
Is airbrush tanning the new tanning choice?
Airbrush tan has it's advantages and disadvantages. Lets discuss shall we? The sun is God's gift to us and we get a very natural source of vitamin D from the sun, solar power and more. However, too much of a good thing is too bad is an old cliche that comes to mind when thinking of getting a natural tan. Following all the advancements in medicine, it has come to light that too much sun and tanning beds can give you skin cancer, yes that dreaded "C" word!
People are better educated in our modern era and far more careful about their health and fitness. As an alternative to the sun's natural tanning abilities the spray tan was born. The most common ingredient in these mobile spray tanning products is dihydroxyacetone or DHA; a type of color additive that reacts with the amino acids present in the skin's surface to darken the skin.
The demand for spray tan is as high as ever in America and many other countries. Since tanning by exposure to the sun has been more or less demonized and tanning beds have been found to contain various levels of UV rays as well. The next best available option is spray tan.
The fact that you can get a super tan, look sensational and strut around with a bronzed glow, all without the risks associated with the sun and tanning beds has sent the spray tan demand surging sky high.
How often can I get a spray tan?
You can get a spray tan just one time for a special event or you can visit us once a week to maintain a year-round glow. It is best to exfoliate any old self tanner from your skin before coming in for a fresh application.
What should my expectations be?
Expect a true "just off the beach" color 24 hrs after the spray tan has been applied. Our solution contains Aloe Leaf Extract, which will moisturize your skin to provide a long lasting and even fading. Expect the solution to be TACKY when compared to other solutions due to the use of Aloe Leaf Extract and Sugar Cane base. The tacky feeling should only last for the first 45mins after your spray tan.
Why does spray tanning have blotchy or uneven fading?
Blotchiness is usually due to one of the following reasons:
- There is residue from another product already on the skin and acting as a barrier to the sunless solution.
- The client has naturally dry or oily areas on their skin.
- It is important to note that when there is a change in weather, the skin may be more oily or more dry. Uneven fading is usually caused by rubbing from clothing. It can also be caused by sweating. The most prevalent areas tend to be underarms, cleavage, neck and thighs. With many variables that could cause this issue, we recommend you go over extensively the "Before and After your Spray Tan" for proper preparation.
- Moisturization is key, and daily upkeep helps prevent this issue.
Some of the distinct advantages of airbrush tan includes:
- One of the greatest advantages of spray tanning is the fact that you are not restricted in any way due to the climatic conditions. Imagine getting a tan in the middle of a thundershower! Now, isn't that cool!
- No risk tanning method; free from the dangers and hassles of harmful UV rays and skin cancers.
- Spray tanning is a very easy, save and healthy method of tanning.
- Having a tan boosts confidence, makes you look better, and feel great! It also gives the appearance of looking 10 pounds lighter, but one of the biggest benefits is to make less noticeable imperfections such as scars, stretch marks, and varicose veins. Let's face it, everyone looks better with a tan. Now thanks to the latest technology in spray tanning, you can have great color all year round.
What about the Spray Solution with Bronzer?
The solution is a superior tanning product designed to promote an initial color and subsequent DHA/ highly natural tanning color with a good dry time with reduced drying of the skin.
- All NATURAL Products : Our spray tanning solutions are made from naturally derived ingredients, and 100% VEGAN (Certified by PETA) infused with Aloe Vera, Vitamins A, E, & C, + Green Tea together with Moisturizing ingredients to assist in preventing skin dry out and subsequent loss of tan due to dry loose skin after treatment, oil-free, paraben free and erythrulose free. The best on the market. Flawless spray tanning with a tropical scent that leaves no streaking.
The tanning solution's active ingredient is DHA. DHA is FDA approved for topical use because it doesn't absorb into the skin deeper than the outer-most layer of dead skin cells . DHA refining improvements let people avoid UV rays and turn brown. DHA is derived from sugar and most likely harmless. You are required the use of a nose filter and to wipe clean your lips after your spray session for the simple reason that DHA has been approved for cosmetic use only.
How is airbrush tanning different from salon spray booths?
Our solution unlike most spray tan solutions works with the chemistry in your own skin so that you get a perfect color match every time! Also our spray tans are not smelly and will leave NO orange, we guarantee it.. In a salon you get sprayed once and usually leave barely noticing any difference. When you arrive to your appointment you will have a parking space waiting for you, no hassle finding parking. You will be greeted by your technician immediately without any wait. Following you will discuss and custom your spray tan session. By having a technician personally spray you, you are guaranteed to have optimal results and a custom tan. The other big difference is that you have the option to choose if you want us to come to you.
"Mystic Tan" spray booths are one size fits all that DO NOT have the ability to reach all parts of your body leaving you with an uneven tan.
How does airbrush tanning work?
Airbrush tanning is UV free. No sun, no lamps. The body is airbrushed by a technitcian with a gentle spray mist. The basic ingredient in effective fake tans is dihydroxyacetone, or DHA. It's a derivative of glycerin that temporarily darkens your skin by reacting with natural amino acids in the dead surface cells found in the otter most layer of the skin. The ingredient has been approved by the FDA since the 1970s. This naturally produces a color change and darkens the skin (NO ORANGE). As the skin cells gradually wear off the color slowly fades, just like a sun tan but without the harmful effects of the sun. The bronzer is visible immediately to assist the technician in applying an even application. After being sprayed, the bronzer will wash off when you first shower. DHA initially has no visible effect, but will begin to react with the skin in two to four hours and develop color. We only use the BEST spray tan solution available to professionals.
What if I have a skin condition?
We strongly suggest you consult your doctor first.
One common skin condition is Tinea Versacular - these are white spots that show up preventing the skin from tanning in some areas. Many times the customer is not aware of this skin condition until they go for a spray tan. .
What Tinea Versacular is, is a fungus that grows on the skin surface. It is pretty common. Remedies are applying Selsun Blue shampoo, sun spot remover, prescription ointment, etc... to thew affected areas for two to three weeks and it will go away.
Will the airbrush tan stain my clothes?
Prior to your first shower some of the top bronzer may rub off on your clothes and linens this is normal and will not effect your tan.. Our solution comes out in the wash however, it will stain satin.
How long will my tan last?
7-10 days and sometimes longer depending on how you care for it. Skin naturally replaces itself every 28 days, so with any type of tan, it will fade if not cared for properly. Healthy, moist skin will retain a tan better then dry skin. The Life of your Spray Tan depends on YOU. It can last up to 2 weeks if cared for correctly.
What if I have fair (pale) skin or dark skin?
Our solutions are designed to work with the chemistry of your skin. No matter how light skin or dark you are, you will have a natural looking color.
How long does it take?
Approximately 25 minutes from start to finish.
Is airbrush tanning safe if I'm pregnant?
Mummy's to be..... are you wondering how you can still look tanned and gorgeous during your pregnancy? During anyone's pregnancy everyone seems to offer their advise, even perfect strangers. With so much information coming your way, as well intended as it may be, it can get confusing and sometimes a bit overwellming. When it comes to tanning during your pregnancy I strongly advice you call your doctor for approval. Breast-feeding mothers must cover their nipples. Be creative by cutting heart or star shapes to go over the nipples.
Is it OK for people of any age to airbrush tan?
Yes it is. However, we require the signature of the parent or guardian for those under the age of 18. Also, for those under the age of 18, we require that they are clothed in either swim trunks for males or bikinis for females (or equivalent clothing).
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Jacksonville, Fl 32223
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