What You Need To Know About Spray Tanning

April 14, 2018 News

Spray tanning—the new exciting way to get the best glow is undoubtedly one of the hottest accessories trending today.

So, what do you do when you want to bronze yourself and achieve that super glow you desperately need? No a binge in the sun is not the safest way to look tan—spray tanning is the answer.

What You Need To Know About Spray Tanning

In this post, we take you through the basics spray tanning and why it is the best alternative for you.

What is spray tanning?

Spray tanning, also known as sunless tanning refers to a form of self-tanning (or fake tanning) in which you stand in a spray-tan booth while a mist is sprayed onto your body.

This mist, which contains dihydroxyacetone (DHA), interacts with your skin, turning it into a brown, tan or bronze glow.

Once given, the tan can last up to 7 days, but the duration varies with respect to age. The tan fades faster in younger people than older people because the younger you are the faster your cells turn over.

Spray tanning is completely safe but be careful not to inhale the spray tan mist.

How is spray tanning done?

The process is quite simple. You can have it done at a beauty salon or tanning booth.  At the spray-tan booth, the mist solution is administered using nozzles or jets that spray it onto your entire body.

If you don’t have time to go to the spray-tan booth, there are other ways you can use to tan.

First, you can spray the tan onto your body using an airgun or airbrush. Second, you can spray the mist from a bottle. Simply purchase a spray tanning bottle that contains the DHA ingredients and spray at your convenience.

Why you should get a spray tan?

Spay tanning is the better alternative when it comes to self-tanning methods. While creams, lotions, and gels contain the same active ingredients DHA as spray tan, they do not produce the best results.

Spray tanning is fast, simple and cost-effective.

You need very little preparation—just a mild shave at least 12 hours prior to a spray tan and a dry skin.

When you’re ready, simply go to a beauty salon or ask them to come to your house. Remember to select an airy salon that is well-equipped with a ventilation fan and LVLP machine. This ensures any overspray is sucked away immediately to avoid inhaling.  Furthermore, the technician will provide you with protective nose pieces and eyewear.

A spray tan takes not more than 30 minutes to administer. In comparison, spreading lotions, or gels all over your body takes much longer. Also, spray tanning dries faster, which means you don’t have to worry about staining your clothes or your partner.

How to protect your spray tan?

After getting your spray tan, it is important to protect it to ensure you maintain that beautiful bronze glow.  One way to do is to ensure you don’t shower, swim or come into contact with water for at least four hours after your spray tan.