AIRBRUSH SPRAY TANNING
As spray tanning popularity increases so does the desire to have that custom color that perfectly matches the tone and color you love. Lava now offers complete hand-airbrush spray tanning to compliment our growing variety of services that we offer. Our airbrush tans are applied by professionally trained technicians to ensure complete and even coverage with no lines or streaks. We use the latest technology and best formulated solution to ensure rich, natural-looking color.
We only use the best possible solutions from a company that knows color and knows skin: California Tan®. Their color perfecting complex® instant sunless solution offers the best coverage and color on the market. Color Perfecting Complex® Natural Colorant Blend matches all skin tones and the Bronzextend® Blend combines DHA and Erythrulose for flawless colorTriple while the Moisture Sensation locks in moisture triggering a deep hydration. So you get the color you want and the deep hydration your skin needs. Now available at Lava Suntan Studios!
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PRE CARE INSTRUCTIONS AND POST INSTRUCTIONS
All the spray tanning in the world will do you no good if it attaches itself to dead skin that is about to come off your body, so be sure to exfoliate! Use an exfoliating sponge the night before your spray tan session to remove these dead skin cells. Exfoliating allows for a smoother application as well as helping the tan to fade evenly. Prepare your skin: Be sure skin is completely clean and dry. Do not apply any lotions, oils, deodorants or perfumes prior to use. Shaving should also be done prior to tanning.
Airbrush Tanning Session
Be certain to bring a dark-colored bathing suit, underwear or any garment of your preference, or go how you feel comfortable. Our tanning solution washes out of most clothing but may stain some permanently. What to bring to your session:
• Dark-colored bathing suit (or your garment of preference)
• Dark, loose-fitting clothing to be worn after your tanning session
• Towel for your car
• Something to keep your hair upBring dark, loose clothing to your appointment to wear home after your tan.
Tight fitting clothing can hinder tanning results. Allow 6-8 hours before bathing, showering, swimming or exercising, as the solution will continue to react with the skin during this time period.
Color will keep developing for up to 8 hours, or until you shower. Do not be alarmed if you experience color washing off – this is residual tanning solution and is expected to occur.
Tanning Color Development Times
With the new technology in sunless tanning, you can have a dark, natural-looking tan within 8 to 12 hours of application. Your tan will last about 5 to 7 days or up to 10 days with the daily use of a tan extender.
After Tanning Tips
Avoid perspiring, and be careful when washing hands and other activities as this may cause tan to streak until first shower.*Do not exercise immediately following your tanning session. Excessive perspiration can affect the tanning process and the end result of your tan.
• DO NOT sit directly on leather or light fabric seats and furniture after your tanning session. Sit on a towel or cloth instead.
• Shower using a body wash or shower gel. You will see the cosmetic bronzer wash off, this is normal.
• Avoid exfoliating skin, use of Alpha Hydroxy acids and any hair removal products.
• Long baths or soaking in the pool can accelerate exfoliation and fade your tan. When swimming use a waterproof sunscreen. The tan will still fade a little but this will slow down the process.
Caring for Your Tan
Hydrated skin makes your tan last longer and slows down the process of natural skin exfoliation. Moisturize twice a day with a tan extender, a lotion designed specifically to extend the life of your tan that can be purchased at most tanning salons. Retail store moisturizers are alcohol-based products that are drying to the skin and can cause tan to fade quicker and unevenly.