Heading to a tanning booth to get a natural tan might sound tempting, but tanning booths will also expose you to harmful UV rays. An alternative approach is to get a spray tan. However, you'll want to make sure that the spray tan gives you the results you want.
The Advantages of a Spray Tan
Airbrush tanning gives you a tan much more quickly than you would receive from lounging around in the sun. A technician applies the spray tan to the skin using an airbrush. The airbrush gives the technician precise control over what areas of your body are sprayed. The process only takes a few minutes.
How a Spray Tan Works
A spray tan relies on a chemical known as DHA. When applied to the skin, the DHA changes the color to that of a bronze skin tone. This chemical only reacts to the outer layer of your skin. Therefore, it's harmless. DHA is also organic and breaks down safely. DHA dissolves in water and forms a colorless solution. Therefore, colors are added to the DHA so that the application can be much easier.
The Life Span of a Spray Tan
A sunless tan is temporary. If you would like to have a sunless tan last longer, you'll need to undergo the procedure regularly. The tan eventually goes away as the body sheds the outer layers of skin. When speaking with the technician, let them know how long you need the spray tan to last. This will allow them to use the right formulation. However, there are limits on how long a spray tan can last.
How to Achieve the Best Results
To get the best results, you will want to exfoliate and shower right before the session. Exfoliation will make sure that the layer of your skin that lasts the longest will be the layer that is affected by the DHA. This will allow your spray tan to last as long as possible.
Wearing loose and baggy clothes during your appointment can increase the odds that your appointment will be a success. This is because tight clothes will cause the spray tan to rub off and will cause your tan to not look consistent throughout your body.
You will want to avoid tanning the bottom of your feet. Fortunately, there are pads that are placed underneath your feet to prevent this from happening. Then, you can have a perfect spray tan.
Contact a professional to learn more about airbrush tanning solutions.