Organic Spray Tans
Modern day culture has embraced organic and chemical free alternatives. Everyday, we are faced with choices about chemicals in our environment, homes, food and lifestyles. Our goal is to select products and solutions that require a high standard of natural and organic qualities, never compromising for profit or convenience.
We are proud to use only spray tan solutions with the following distinctions:
- Natural and organic ingredients
- No petro-chemical, mineral oils or parabens
- No artificial preservatives
- No artificial colors or fragrance
- No animal testing
- High in vitamins, active ingredients, natural oils and pure botanicals
Preparation & Care
- How do I prepare for my spray tanning session?
For best results, any hair removal treatments such as shaving or waxing should be performed the day before your scheduled airbrush spray tan. It is recommended that you exfoliate the day before your appointment in order to restore the skins natural oils. Exfoliation prepares the skin by removing dead skin cells which will ensure that your airbrush spray tan provides a better all over glow and an even fade afterwards. Your skin should be free from applied products. Avoid using perfumes, deodorants, lotions and creams as they may create a barrier between your skin and the sunless tanning solution.
- What should I wear during and after my spray tanning session?
This varies and is determined by your personal comfort level. If you choose to tan in a bathing suit or under garments, wear dark colors or older clothing. Men are required to wear boxers or shorts during their spray tanning session. After the application of your sunless tanning solution, dark loose fitting clothing is the best choice to prevent any unwanted tan lines.
- How do I maintain my tan?
In order to extend the life of your spray tan, apply moisturizer twice daily after showering. This reduces the rate at which your skin exfoliates and will keep your spray tan looking better, longer. Other considerations in maintaining your tan are … avoiding long hot showers or baths, avoiding extended time in chlorinated pools and avoiding products designed to exfoliate your skin.
- How long after my airbrush spray tanning session is it safe to resume normal activity?
A professionally applied airbrush spray tan takes 6 – 8 hours to fully develop. It’s important to remember not to shower, swim, exercise or perspire excessively. Also, do not apply products to your skin during the development time.
- Does the spray tanning solution provide any sun protection?
No. The spray tanning solution does not provide any sun protection and does not contain sunscreen.
- How does the spray tanning solution work?
The FDA approved active ingredient Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), is derived from raw sugar cane or the sugar beet and reacts with the proteins and amino acids on the outermost layer of your skin to produce a golden brown color. The clear DHA solution is mixed with a bronzer allowing you to see instant results once applied – over the next 6 to 8 hours the color builds and then fades naturally through the skins exfoliation. With proper maintenance one application can last anywhere from 7-10 days depending on your daily activity level. After you shower the instant bronzer gently washes away and your natural sunless tan will remain.
- Is DHA safe?
Yes. DHA has been FDA approved since 1973 and is commonly used in many over the counter cosmetic products. The DHA used in the airbrush spray tanning solutions at GLOW Body and Sun are Certified Organic. They contain the highest percentages of organic ingredients you can achieve in the market. The results will be true to you skin tone, without the lingering odor and uneven fade from inferior solutions.
- Will the spray tanning solution stain my clothes or other fabrics?
The instant bronzer will rub-off on sheets, towels and clothing, not to worry … once washed, most fabrics will not stain. However, your more delicate fabrics such as nylon and silk may be permanently discolored.