Not everyone has the time to visit a tanning bed on a regular basis, nor can they always keep up with applying the daily sunless tanning lotions. For those who fit that description, they often resort to quicker and easier methods of airbrush and spray tanning. Lets weigh out the pros and cons, shall we?
Basically, it comes from a can. The color is distributed evenly onto the skin through the use of a compressor. The airbrush is attached to a bottle that holds the skin colorant, which is pushed out through the end of the airbrush by an air compressor. It should be known that airbrush tanning is not a dye and the main ingredient combines with the amino acids found on the very top layer of the skin in order to give a tan that appears natural. The tan will also fade gently just like any tan the sun would give. Plus, it doesn’t ruin your skin!
This method of tanning has proven to be a solution with those of a fair skin color. They are able to get the tan that they have always wanted without worrying about a nasty sunburn. Nobody has to worry about a orange tint or streak either due to its golden brown color.
It is safe and FDA approved!
Before going for an airbrushing session, it is important to ex-foliate the entire body. However, after the session, the body should not be moisturized, nor should makeup be applied, until after the post-tanning shower because lotions sometimes prevent the solution from contacting the skin. Loose clothing should be worn right after the session because tight clothing usually prevents the tan from settling into the skin and do not take a shower until 6 hours after. It is also important the skin remains moisturized and hydrated after the post shower for a longer-lasting tan.
Another form of sunless tanning that is becoming popular is the spray on tan. It is typically easy to apply evenly and tend to show fewer streaks and tan lines. It is a less “hands on” application, which is a total added bonus because dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which is the main ingredient, is more difficult to wash off hands. They also dry much faster then sunless tanners that come as lotions, mousses and gels so you can get ready faster when you are on the go.
Spray tans can be done in tanning salons, where the tanning booths make it easier to apply and it is also cleaner. A trained staff member is also available to assist you, which is another great benefit because they will help you even out your tan. Results tend to last between five and seven days. To get the best results, keep skin well-moisturized before the solution is applied.