SPRAY TAN FAQ’S
What is DHA?
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. Its properties as a skin darkener were discovered in the 1920′s but weren’t marketed as such until the 1960′s when Coppertone® introduced Quick Tan®. It was added to the FDA’s list of approved cosmetic ingredients in the 1970′s.
Note: DHA has only been approved for external use by the FDA. The FDA recommends wearing protective eyewear, nose plugs, lip balm and undergarments during your spray tanning session to eliminate inhalation or ingestion. Wearing these during your spray tan session is not mandatory, and is up to your discretion. However our Professionally Trained Pale Skin Fighters™ have these on hand at all times, and they are complimentary during every spray tanning session. Ask your Pale Skin Fighter™ for complete details!
How does Sunless Revolution’s Custom Airbrush and Automated Tanning work?
Sunless Revolution’s Custom and Automated Tanning process is simple. For Custom Airbrush Tanning one of our experienced Professional Pale Skin Fighter Technicians will set you up with an initial color consultation, and provide you with all the information needed to achieve the ultimate tan. Once the consultation is complete, your personal Pale Skin Fighter uses a high-end handheld heated spray tan applicator to apply even amounts of Sunless Tanning solution to the desired area(s) of your body. After each spray pass you will experience warm spa-like blow dry pass. Once the session is complete, you will be completely dry and ready to redress. For Automated Tanning one of our experienced Sunless Consultants will set you up with an initial color consultation, and provide you with all the information needed to achieve the ultimate tan. Once the consultation is complete, your Sunless Consultant will walk you back into the Automated Tanning room where you will experience your private Automated Tan. After your session is complete, you will be completely dry and ready to redress.
What should I wear during the Sunless Revolution’s Custom Airbrush or Automated Tanning Session?
You can wear undergarments, a bathing suit, or nothing. Your chosen attire should be whatever you are completely comfortable with. One of the main benefits of Sunless Revolution’s one-of-a-kind experience is that our all our airbrush technicians and consultants are professionally trained and certified, so you can feel completely comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire process.
NOTE: Use of bathing suit or undergarments during the professional application process may cause permanent staining of the material. If these options are used, we recommend using old, or dark colored materials.
NOTE: Minimal amounts of cosmetic bronzer (which is water soluble) may transfer to your clothes after you redress and should not permanently stain your clothing. We do suggest wearing darker, loose, materials the day of your professional custom airbrush session.
NOTE: Please refer to the section above regarding Sunless Revolution’s DHA recommendations.
Will my skin look Streaky or Orange after my Custom Airbrush or Automated Tanning Session?
NOT AT ALL! Before, most self-tanning and spray tanning applications, and formulations were administered incorrectly. That meant inconsistent coverage. Not enough lotion left streaks, and too much lotion in one place left skin looking orange. Application methods and Formulations have taken a giant leap since then, making the overall experience and results far better. We guarantee our results, so you can feel confident with your color!
How long will a Sunless Revolution Custom Airbrush or Automated Tan last?
You can expect a Sunless Revolution Automated Tan to last anywhere between 5-7 days, and a Sunless Revolution Custom Airbrush Tan to last up to 10. The life of your Tan depends on how well the recommended skin care regime is followed; before, during, and after the professional application. Factors may also include each individuals skin type, and skin chemistry. Individual results may vary.
NOTE: Our Professional Pale Skin Fighters and Sunless Consultants will customize a personal regime designed specifically for you, to prepare, and maintain a beautiful flawless sunless tan. Sunless Revolution uses only the latest equipment, and solutions, along with professionally trained technicians and consultants, which means every application is uniform, and flawless. We are so confident in our system, that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every Custom Airbrush and Automated Tanning Session we provide.
SKIN CARE TIPS FOR BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR SPRAY TAN
BEFORE YOUR TAN:
We can’t stress this one enough. Imagine your skin being a canvas for an artist, the more blank the canvas, the better the results! On the night prior to, or the morning of getting your sunless tan, always use a non-oil based exfoliant to properly even the skin’s surface.
2. Stay Smooth
Always shave or wax at least 24-48 hours before your session rather than the day of your session. Shaving/Waxing opens up the pores and they need to be closed for the tanning application. Shaving or waxing too close to your session can result in the “spotty” large pore look.
3. No Make-Up or Lotion
The day of your tan, avoid any lotions and make-up that may act as a barrier to prevent even application of your tan. You may apply a powder to your face 2-4 hours after your session but must avoid all liquids/lotions until after you shower.
AFTER YOUR TAN:
1. No Showering or Any Activities That Make You Sweat!
1. No Showering or Any Activities That Make You Sweat!
The longer you wait to shower after your session, the better. The color has the opportunity to deepen and get darker the longer you leave the solution on. We recommend waiting a minimum of 8-10 hours before showering.
NOTE: Overexposure to highly chlorinated water, such as hot tubs and swimming pools, is not recommended even after your tan has developed.
2. Only Exfoliate Before Your Session
We recommend not exfoliating or using any abrasive cleansers in between sessions and up to 5-6 days following the session. A light non-abrasive moisturizing cleanser is suggested for keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized.
3. Moisturize Daily
After every shower, we recommend using an approved post-sunless moisturizer. Approved daily post-sunless moisturizers contain hints of the active ingredient DHA, which will prolong and protect the life of your sunless tan.
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