FAQ

What is custom airbrush tanning?

Custom spray tanning, also called UV-free or sunless tanning, is a process of applying a tanning solution using a hand held spray gun. The tanning solution is applied smoothly and evenly by a trained technician

How does airbrush tanning work?

The main ingredient in spray tanning solutions that produces the beautiful “tan” effect is Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). It reaxts to oxygen and skin protein in the outer layer of skin. This reaction produces a healthy, natural, glowing color without the harmful effects. DHA is the main tanning ingredient used in all of Sunless Revolution’s airbrush tanning solutions. DHA is dihydroxyacetone, a carbohydrate (monosaccharide sugar) compound approved by the FDA for use in externally applied sunless tanning solutions. DHA is usually derived from a vegetable source like beets or sugar cane.

How should I prepare for my tan?

Exfoliate your skin and shave prior to your appointment. Do not wear makeup, moisturizer, deodorant, lotions, etc. which can act as a barrier to the spray and stops the process from working properly. While not necessary, wearing flip flops and dark, loose fitting clothing and undergarments to your appointment is helpful.

How long does the tan last?

The tan lasts between 7-10 days, but it really depends on your skin type and how well you moisturize after. However,this can be extended by using a tan extender containing DHA, which will prolong the tan. Tan extenders are available for purchase at the time of your appointment.

Will the bronzer stain my clothing?

The color pigment is not a stain or dye, is water soluble and will wash out of most synthetic materials without pre-treating. Materials such as nylon, lycra, spandex, or silk could stain and should not be worn to your appointment or prior to showering.

How long should I wait after a session before showering?

To give the DHA enough time to fully set, it is recommended to wait a minimum of 4 hours after a sunless spray tanning session or 8 hours for optimal results. Showering sooner may diminish the intensity of the tan. If you tan using an Instant Cosmetic Bronzer, the Instant Cosmetic Color will wash off in the shower, but the color produced by the DHA will remain.

How do I maintain my glow?

Take quick showers, avoid hot baths, gently towel dry, blot the skin lightly; MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN! Avoid anything that exfoliates, . The very BEST way to maintain your Glow is by using tan extender for your body and Flawless Faces™ for your face.

Do I need to wear sunscreen even if I have a sunless tan?

Yes!!! Sunless tan is only the temporary appearance of a tan, it is cosmetic and therefore provides your skin with no real sunburn protection.  It is absolutely necessary to wear a sunscreen when outdoors to protect your skin from burning.