The perfect sun-kissed glow does not need to be the result of hours lying in the sun. It’s 2021, we all know what damage the sun can cause our skin. People fond of tanning beds or laying outside to get the perfect natural colored skin can now do so without the health risks associated with UV exposure, such as eye damage and skin diseases.
Air-Tan is a fast, convenient alternative to baking in the sun or tanning bed. If you are ready to try 100% UV free airbrush tanning, here are some things to know before your first session with Air-Tan:
- 1. Prepare your Skin
Shower, shave and exfoliate your skin before you come in. In the shower or tub, use an exfoliating scrub and washcloth, and go over your entire body. For optimum results, we recommend using our Air-Tan Exfoliating Dermal Cleanser. It is formulated with glycolic acid to remove dead skin cells on contact.
- 2. Avoid Barriers on your Skin
Before your Air-Tan airbrush session, keep your skin free of lotions, gels, deodorants, oils, perfumes, and other skin products. This is to ensure that there are no barriers between the Air-Tan solution and your skin.
Skin hydration is a must, but using oil and lotion will interfere with your spray tan development. Be patient and save your skin products after your UV free Air-Tan session.
- 3. Numbers to Remember
10-15 minutes: the time it takes to get an Air-Tan spray tan performed by one of our internally certified technicians.
8 hours: how long you should wait to shower after getting airbrushed. The Air-Tan solution requires approximately 8 hours to react with the amino acids in the skin to produce the optimum results.
10 days: the amount of time your Air-Tan airbrush tan will typically last. The longevity varies from person to person based on lifestyle and skin. Daily moisturizing will help maintain your airbrush tan.
30 Years: how long DHA has been deemed safe and appropriate by the FDA for use in cosmetics used to color the skin. Since DHA is not absorbed into the body, there is no possibility of toxicity.
- 4. What to Wear
Men and women are required to wear bottoms to your Air-Tan appointment. Bottoms include swimsuits, boxers, or underwear. We do provide a complimentary disposable thong for women. We are proud to present a comfortable environment. Loose fitting clothing and shoes should be worn for leaving our salon. This will help the tan stay on longer.
Darker shades of clothing are recommended, but the only fabrics stained by the Air-Tan solution are nylon, silk, and elastic. After showering in 8 hours after your airbrush tan, there will be no staining. There may be a residue initially but it will come off after a wash.
- 5. How your Air-Tan will Look
The #1 question we get is, will my Air-Tan turn me orange? No. We use a proper balance of self-tanner (DHA) that also contains aloes and citrus oils that balance out the DHA formula. The fine mist covers your body naturally and does not collect in unwanted areas.
Your even, natural looking tan applied by a highly skilled technician will not look or smell like self applied tanning lotions. You can not duplicate our consistency with at home tanners or your own equipment. We custom apply each and every application with our solution that works with your skin tone. You can look like you have spent a week on the beach or just a healthy glow, this is what we specialize in and we are the best in Indianapolis.
- 6. Airbrush Tanning is Safe
Air-Tan airbrush tanning is completely safe. DHA is derived from glycerin (from a vegetable origin), which is commonly used as a cosmetic and food ingredient. It’s safer than a sun-based tan or a tanning bed tan. There is no UV risk or damage to the skin.
If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before Air-Tanning. We have performed UV free tanning on many pregnant and nursing women in our salons. We do recommend if you are nursing, wear a bandeau or strapless bra top at the time of your application.
If you want a natural-looking, UV free tan, Air-Tan has the best technicians in the business. With almost 20 years of experience, we have gained a reputation throughout Indianapolis as the best airbrush tan in the area.
Air-Tan is committed to quality and a professional environment. We offer better quality for the same price, and in some cases, cheaper. Fast and convenient, spray tanning is the best way to get that perfect glow to your skin in the safest way.
Come visit Air-Tan to get away from skin damage and start using our UV free tanning solution. Walk into our salon and walk out with a perfect tan!