Q + A ...
You Know, All the Important Stuff!
How long does this airbrush tan last?
Well, darlings, your gorgeous tan will stick around for a solid 5 to 10 days. But hold on tight, because the actual duration depends on how well you take care of your skin. Oh, and don't forget about your skin's natural shedding rate. The faster your cells turn over, the quicker your tan will bid you farewell. But fear not! By following some fab skin care regimens after your sunless tanning sesh, you can totally extend the life of your envy-worthy tan.
Hey, how much time do I need to set aside for my application appointment?
Oh, just approximately 30 minutes, sweetie! That's all it takes from start to finish. We'll have you looking like a bronzed goddess in no time.
So, what's the secret ingredient in this magical solution?
Drumroll, please! It's DHA (dilhydroxyacetone)! Say THAT 5 times fast! This superstar ingredient is the heart and soul of all top-quality sunless tanning solutions. And guess what? It's FDA-approved, so you know it's legit. DHA is derived from sugars that work their magic with your skin proteins, amino acids, and even oxygen. It's like the ultimate chemistry experiment. Picture slicing open an apple and leaving it on the counter. As it's exposed to the air, it turns that beautiful shade of brown. Voila!
Can I take a shower before my appointment? Pretty please?
Hmm, it's not really recommended, but hey, I get it. If you absolutely must shower, EWATER ONLY ( no soap) and give your skin a blast of cold water before you step out. It's like a wake-up call for your pores. Brrr! Make sure not to shower in the 4 hours leading up to your appointment time.
Can I flaunt my sun-kissed glow with eyelash extensions?
Oh, absolutely! The solution we spray is as gentle as a summer breeze, perfect for those fabulous eyelash extensions of yours. Just try to schedule your lash appointments around 24 hours before or after your sunless tanning session. We want those lashes to be on point, don't we?
Oh no, can I still sweat it out or get wet?
Honey, listen up! If you want that DHA goodness to absorb into your skin and work its wonders, steer clear of sweating or getting wet during the development time. It's like building a dam, but instead of blocking water, you're blocking the tan. We wouldn't want that, would we?
Hey, hey, hey! Can I get my glow on while rocking a baby bump?
Absolutely, little mama! Spray tanning is generally considered safe during pregnancy. But hey, it's always a good idea to consult with your fabulous physician before diving into the spray tan experience. Safety first, glam later!
Why can't my tan make up its mind from one appointment to another?
Well, my dear, blame it on those ever-changing factors of your fabulous body chemistry. Each time you visit, your skin is in a different state than before. It's like trying to predict the weather—it's always a surprise! But hey, that's just part of the adventure, isn't it?
Oh no, why did certain parts of my body go darker than others? Help!
Darling, dry skin is often to blame for this little hiccup. Those parched areas on your bod can get a little too excited during the processing stage, soaking up more solution than their neighbors. Think of it as the uneven tanning Olympics. But fret not! We'll work our magic to even things out for you.
Why is my spray tan coming off all patchy and blotchy? Help a gal out!
Awe hon,, it's all about the shedding. As your skin cells do their natural exfoliation dance, the spray tan comes along for the ride. Dry skin is often the culprit behind this blotchy adventure. And let's not forget about excess friction, sweating, or maybe even a spontaneous workout session. Life happens, and sometimes our tans fade in certain areas faster than others, leaving us feeling a little patchy. But hey, we're still fabulous, right?
Will this affect my nails? What's the scoop?
No worries, love! I'll protect your precious nails with a little something special. Feel free to get them done in any color you fancy—white, pink, or anything else that tickles your fancy. Just plan your nail appointment before or the day after your spray tan. Once that glorious solution is applied to your skin, we want to keep it dry for a good 8 to 12 hours. Nailed it!
Will this sunless tan mess with my beautiful tattoos?
Fear not, my inked-up friend! Spray tan solutions only cozy up to the top layer of your skin cells, so your lovely tattoos are safe and sound. Well, mostly. If you happen to have fresh ink, it's best to hold off on spray tanning until it's fully healed. We don't want any color-altering shenanigans during that sensitive period, do we?
Wait a minute, why didn't certain parts of my body develop as flawlessly as the rest?
Oh, honey, it's like playing favorites. Sometimes, when you slap on something tight right after your spray tan, it suffocates the poor skin in that area. It's like saying, "No tan for you!" And excessive friction, sweating, or rubbing the solution during the development stage can mess with the process too. We're aiming for consistent perfection here, but sometimes our bodies have other plans.
Oh no, why are the inside of my palms getting in on the pigmentation party?
Darling, blame it on your hands being touchy-feely! You know how those sneaky little things love to rest against your body while you sleep. They just can't resist getting in on the action. I recommend sleeping with a long sleeve shirt or some fancy gloves to keep those palm pigments in check.
Wait, wait! How do I tone down these overly pigmented palms of mine?
Well, here's a cheeky little trick for you, my friend. Grab a cotton ball, drench it with a bit of rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover, and gently rub it onto your palms. It's like a magic eraser for temporary color overload.
Can I hit the gym and work up a sweat after my spray tan?
Once you've had that exhilarating first shower "post-development," darling, you're free to live your best life, including hitting the gym and breaking a sweat. However, keep in mind that intense workouts can speed up the fading process in certain areas of your body. But hey, it's all about balance, right? So, go ahead and conquer those workouts while rocking your radiant tan. Just remember to hydrate and slay those fitness goals!
How many days before an event should I get my spray tan?
Ah, the big event is just around the corner, and you're wondering when to get that fabulous spray tan. Well, my dear, for vacations, I recommend coming in 1-2 days before your departure. We want you to rock that beach-ready glow from the start. But for weddings and other major events, I suggest getting your tan 2-3 days beforehand. This timeframe allows the tan to settle and develop into its full glory, so you can steal the show with your luminous beauty. It's all about timing, my darling!
Can I rock my favorite white outfit after my spray tan extravaganza?
Ah, the age-old question! While you can't strut your stuff in white right after your tan, once you've had your first glorious shower, you're good to go, darling. Just make sure all that cosmetic bronzer has bid farewell during that sudsy experience. We don't want any unwanted transfers, now do we? I'd recommend having two delightful showers before donning your stunning white attire. Better safe than sorry, right? Though I must say, it's highly unlikely for any spray tan to stain your clothing. But hey, life's full of surprises!
Will this spray tan of mine end up staining my fabulous wedding dress?
Oh, sweetheart, we wouldn't want anything to mar the beauty of your special day! Here's the deal: if you follow my advice and wash off all those cosmetic bronzers during your first shower after the tan has developed, the chances of any residue finding its way onto your stunning wedding dress are slim to none. But just to be on the safe side, I recommend indulging in two showers before you slip into that dress. Trust me, it'll give you peace of mind and ensure that you're radiating pure bridal perfection. While it's incredibly uncommon for a spray tan to leave any marks on wedding dresses, I can't make any absolute guarantees. But hey, with your dazzling smile and confidence, who's going to be paying attention to anything else?
When can I plunge into my favorite pool or luxuriate in a hot tub?
Now, I know you're eager to make a splash, but we need to play it cool for a little while, my friend. I recommend waiting a good 24 to 48 hours after your spray tan before taking a dip in the pool or indulging in a relaxing hot tub session. You see, the bleach levels in pool and hot tub water can dry out your skin and potentially lighten your tan. We want your tan to stay as flawless as ever, so it's best to avoid prolonged water submersion. But once that waiting period is over, dive right in and enjoy the water like the sun-kissed goddess you are!
Can anyone, regardless of their body size and shape, rock an airbrush tan?
Absolutely, my love! With the magic of my airbrush gun and my expertise, anyone and everyone can rock an airbrush tan, no matter their body size or shape! You see, the beauty of airbrush tans is that they're completely customizable. I'll work my artistic skills to ensure that the tan perfectly accentuates your unique features and makes you feel like the goddess you truly are. So, whether you're curvy, petite, or somewhere in between, rest assured that I've got you covered with a personalized and even spray tanning experience. Get ready to unleash your inner bronzed bombshell!
Do I need to be 18 or older to indulge in an airbrush tan?
Oh, darling, age is just a number when it comes to spray tanning! Everyone, regardless of their age, can enjoy the fabulous benefits of a spray tan. It's considered a safe alternative to traditional tanning methods. Now, if you happen to be under 17, I kindly ask for a parent or guardian's signature before we embark on our tanning adventure. Safety first, my love!
I have sensitive skin, severe asthma, eczema, or psoriasis. Can I still get a spray tan?
My precious one, I always prioritize your well-being, especially when it comes to your precious skin. If you have any concerns about sensitive skin, severe asthma, eczema, or psoriasis, it's essential to consult with a physician before you get that radiant spray tan. They know your skin best and can provide the best guidance for your unique situation. Remember, your health and happiness come first!
Will the sunless solution stain my luscious locks?
Fear not, my fabulous friend, for I have the perfect solution for your tress distress. During the application, I provide hair caps to protect your mane. Most people won't notice any effects on their hair, but those with light grey or blonde locks may experience temporary discoloration. Don't worry, though; it will wash out within a few washes. So, rock that bronzed glow with confidence, and let your hair shine as bright as your radiant personality!
Oh dear, my skin is feeling itchy! Can you help me out?
Ah, the itchy dilemma! Don't worry, my love. Sometimes, sunless tanning solutions can cause a bit of agitation and dryness if your skin isn't in its prime state before you bask in the glory of your sunless tan. This issue tends to be more prominent in the dry winter months. But fret not, for I have a golden solution for you. Proper moisturization routines are the key to preventing this itchiness from cramping your style. So, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, and let your skin bask in the softness and comfort it deserves!
Oh no, I'm looking in the mirror, and my tan seems to have taken on an orange hue. What on earth happened?
Well, my dear, let's unravel this mystery together. When you follow my recommendations and use my top-notch solutions, you'll be blessed with a natural, just-off-the-beach glow. However, sometimes, pH levels can misbehave and give you an undesired "fake" look that some folks refer to as "orange." But fear not, my darling. This rarely happens with my fabulous products, which are packed with the finest ingredients. The quality of the DHA (that magical active ingredient) and your unique skin tone and condition play a role in how the reaction unfolds. Unfortunately, our skin chemistry can be a bit of a wild card, so results may vary from appointment to appointment. But hey, embrace your inner sunflower and rock that glow with confidence!
Are there any products I should avoid to make my tan last longer and fade better?
Absolutely, my love! To make your tan last longer and fade like a graceful sunset, there are a few products you should steer clear of. Say goodbye to creamy white bar soaps like Dove, Olay, and those fancy ones from Bath and Body Works. They can disrupt the longevity of your tan. Avoid products containing alcohol, retinol, salicylic acid, retin-A, alpha hydroxy, and those sneaky sodium laureth sulfate and mineral oils. Instead, opt for warm water (not scorching hot, my friend) when cleansing your skin to help prolong that gorgeous tan. Trust me, with the right care, your tan will be the envy of all!
Will I have that telltale odor associated with sunless tans?
Oh, my love, I've got your back on this one! I use top-notch solutions that have odor encapsulation, which means the icky smell is virtually eliminated. And to add a cherry on top, my tans come with an AMAZING-smelling finishing powder that make every tan smell like a tropical paradise. So, rest assured, my darling, you'll be basking in a heavenly fragrance while flaunting your flawless tan. It's a win-win situation!
I LOVE SMUG Spray Tan! Can I get spray-tanned more than once a week?
Ah, my dear, we love you too! It's all about maintaining that perfect balance. To ensure your skin stays in tip-top shape and to prevent any uneven wear-off, I recommend spacing out your tanning sessions every 7 days. This way, your skin has ample time to rejuvenate, and you can enjoy that lovely tan for the optimal 5-10 days. You see, your skin deserves a little breathing room, and giving it that extra time ensures a longer-lasting and more consistent tan. We want you to shine bright like a diamond, darling!
Do spray tans protect me from the sun?
Ah, here's a friendly reminder, my sun-kissed friend. While spray tans may make you look like a beach goddess, they don't provide any UV protection. So, remember to slather on that sunscreen and rock your tan with confidence, knowing you're taking care of your beautiful skin. Safety and style go hand in hand!
Will my spray tan be able to even out those pesky tan lines?
Oh, those stubborn tan lines can be quite the challenge, my love. The severity of your tan lines or how red and burnt your skin is can influence how well we can camouflage them. While I'll do my best to work my magic, in some cases, it might be a bit tricky to find a perfect color match. But fear not, for even if we can't completely erase those lines, your confidence and radiance will overshadow them. Embrace your unique glow, tan lines, and all, and shine like the superstar you are!
There you have it, my lovelies! Your burning questions about airbrush tans have been answered! Remember, you deserve to feel like a star and glow with confidence. So, embrace the magic of airbrush tans, let your inner beauty shine, and conquer the world with your radiant glow!