…because you would hate your tan. Let me tell you why…
As the temperatures are now dropping into the 60’s and 70’s, it is amazing how much colder it makes our solution feel when it is being sprayed on you. We keep our solution at room temperature year-round, it just tends to feel colder as the temperatures outside get colder. Makes sense, right? Getting out of an 80 degree swimming pool in the summer aint no thang….but get out of that same 80 degree swimming pool in October and chances are you will feel much colder just because the outside air is colder. This all leads me to our #1 most asked question in the fall/winter/spring months – Why can’t we warm up the solution before we spray it on you?
Emily and I like to joke that although we both have bachelor degrees, they aren’t in spray tanning. We have become professional spray tanners in our 2-3 years here at Air-Tan, but we are always researching and learning new things about the industry – just like you. Last winter we researched how to warm up solution. We would have loved to make some awesome new invention and save everyone from the chills – until we quickly found out – it’s impossible because of DHA. In our solution, as well as every other self-tanner on the market, is an ingredient called DHA or dihydroxyacetone. It is a colorless derivative of sugar cane and sugar beets. DHA is the ingredient that gives you your long-lasting tan, so it is a necessary ingredient. However, DHA cannot be heated up and then applied. It will break down and simply not work. You would feel warmer while getting sprayed, but you would be terribly disappointed in the results. For this reason, we cannot heat up our solution.
The upside? The combination of our extensive training and the type of airbrush we use, it only takes about 3-6 minutes to spray your entire body and face.
Another reason why you may feel cold while you are getting sprayed is because our guns blast air simultaneously as they are applying the product to your skin. That air blast is not only applying the product to your skin – it is also drying and setting the self-tanner instantly.
Yes, you still feel and look moist when you step out of the spray room, but that is not the self-tanner or the DHA – the moisture you feel is a combination of the aloes, moisturizers, and bronzers. The aloes and moisturizers are there to quench your skin and the bronzers are there to show you what your tan will end up looking like. For this reason, you can get dressed immediately. Yes, you will see smudges on your skin as your clothes move around the bronzer, but those smudges will disappear as the DHA starts to do its job (over the next 3-6 hours). Save yourself and forget about the smudges! They are NOT…I repeat..ARE NOT permanent! Just put on your clothes right away, warm up, and know your tan will be fabulous.
Now you know Emily and I tried (for about 10 minutes) and failed to become millionaire inventors by revolutionizing the spray tanning industry…However, rest easy knowing the chill will only last about 5 minutes and then you can throw on those comfy, cozy post-Air-Tan sweats. 🙂