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What to Expect During a Spray Tan Session

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What to Expect During a Spray Tan Session:

So you’ve finally booked a spray tan… and you’re super excited. But there’s still something about the experience that makes you nervous because, frankly, you don’t know what to expect. Well have no fear! Here’s exactly what to expect the day of your spray tan:

 

Undress (To Your Comfort Level)

When you first get to our spray tanning studio, your spray tan tech will greet you and show you to the tanning booth. Here, they’ll let you undress to your comfort level. For women, some choose to go topless, wear a bathing suit, a strapless bra and panties, or go completely nude! Remember not worry about what your spray tan tech thinks… they’ve seen it all! As for men, they can wear underwear, swim trunks, or take advantage of the complementary disposable boxers we have in our studio!

 

Put On Sticky Feet & Hair Net

At Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning, we provide complementary sticky feet and hair nets, so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own. The sticky feet prevent the bottoms of your feet from getting solution on them while in the tanning booth. In addition, the hair net keeps your hair out of your face and off your body, as well as protects your hair from getting any spray tanning solution in it.

 

We Apply a pH Balance Spray to Your Skin

The pH balance spray is also complementary at Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning! It helps prepare your skin for the spray tan, and, in turn, helps your spray tan to last longer!

 

We Apply Barrier Cream to Your Hands, Knees, and Elbows

The barrier cream applied before the spray tanning session moisturizes those particularly dry parts of the body, such as the hands, knees and elbows. The driest parts of the body tend to soak up more of the solution, which can cause your tan to look darker in those areas. Adding a little bit of a barrier and moisture to these specific areas just before the session helps to even out your tan, and make it look the most natural!

 

Let the Spray Tanning Begin!

At Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning, we spray with an HPVL machine and spray gun. This process is done by hand, and only takes about 5-7 minutes. Your spray tan tech will let you know what ways to turn, bend, and move to ensure you get 100% full body coverage.

 

We’ll Dry You Off

Once your color looks equal and even, your spray tan tech will turn off the gun and get out the drying hose. They will use this hose to dry you for about 1-2 minutes until your skin no longer feels wet.

 

You’re Done!

When your skin dries, you’re officially done! When putting your clothes back on, make sure you wear baggy/ loose-fitting clothing to ensure you don’t accidentally rub any of the solution off your body. Some of the areas of your skin may still feel slightly sticky, but you should feel completely dry within an hour.

 

And there you have it! Now that you know exactly what to expect during your spray tan session, there’s no need to worry. Enjoy and happy tanning!

Post Spray Tan Tips

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Post Spray Tan Tips:

So, you’ve finally gotten a spray tan… now what? Similarly to how you prepped your skin beforehand, it’s important to remember certain tips for after your spray tan, as well! After all, the more you take care of your skin after you’ve been sprayed, the longer your tan will last!

 

Wait 8-10 Hours Before Showering

Try to refrain from showering for the first 8-10 hours after your spray tan session. As with all DHA products, sunless color begins showing development approximately 4 hours after the application, and continues to darken for up to 24 hours. So, if you shower at all during the first 24 hours, remember to use a WARM WATER RINSE ONLY! The use of soap can inhibit the full development of DHA color. During your first shower, refrain from using loofahs, wash cloths, or anything that could scrub away your tan. And finally, when drying off after any shower following your spray tan, make sure to pat your skin dry… do not rub your skin with a towel, as this may cause some of the solution to come off. Also, after your first shower, we recommend you use a mild pH balanced lotion to extend the life of your tan.

Remember, cosmetic instant bronzers will wash away during the first shower. Don’t be scared when you see some color coming off your skin during the first rinse, it’s supposed to!

NOTE: If you have gotten a rapid spray tan treatment as opposed to a normal spray tan, remember that you only need to wait 2-6 hours before your first shower. The warm water rinse rule, however, still applies, but you should refrain from using lotion during the first 24 hours.

 

Avoid Rainy Weather

Try to avoid any contact with rain or any other form of water until after your initial shower. Water contact stops the tanning process immediately. If your skin comes in contact with water before the tan has fully developed, it could end up look patchy.

 

When Showering, Use Mild pH Balanced Shower Products

When showering post-spray tan, make sure to use only mild pH balanced body soaps and products. Any products that have exfoliating beads, lotions, or a high pH balance will strip away your sunless color. If you don’t have any products that are mild pH balanced, or you’re unsure, we carry a host of different brands and products at Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning. Make sure to ask your spray tan tech after your session, and she will refer you to our recommended products.

Do Not Shave Or Wax for 24-48 Hours

If you must shave or wax after the first 24-48 hours, make sure to use a brand new, sharp razor to reduce removing any old or dead skin cells. Remember that the spray tan solution has attached itself to these skin cells, so the more you shave, the more you’ll strip your tan.

 

Avoid Chlorinated Pools

It’s always best to try to stay away from chlorinated pools, spas, saunas, and excessive heat, as this will dramatically accelerate the fading process of your spray tan. Chlorine, especially, is a form of bleach, which promotes the accelerated process of removing the tan.

That being said, there exist ways to get around this rule. In fact, if you’re going on vacation and simply cannot or do not want to avoid the water, one tip we have found is to apply a thick layer of waterproof sunscreen to your body before entering the pool. This helps to block the chlorine from soaking into your skin and will help protect the life of your tan!

 

Extend & Build Color by Applying Lotion Daily

Applying lotion (mild pH balanced, of course) daily after your spray tan will not only help keep your skin soft and smooth and therefore extend the life of your tan, but also can help build onto the color you have already achieved.

 

To wrap up, taking care of your skin after your spray tan session is just as important as the days leading up to your appointment. Remembering these few simple tips will not only help extend the life of your tan, but also will help you to look and feel your best for the days to come!

Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning and Fascino are teaming up!

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This Saturday, March 26th, from 12-4pm Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning will be at Fascino doing spray tans! Spend your Saturday doing some shopping and getting a gorgeous glow! Fascino is an adorable boutique located in Mt. Washington. They have clothes, jewelry, candles, accessories, the works! Come shop their new Spring collection! Spray tans will only be $20. We don’t do this kind of deal often, so if you ever wanted to try a spray tan from us, now is your chance!

Stop on out and visit us and bring your friends!

Fascino is located at 128 Wyoming Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211. To book an appointment, call 412-488-8458. We will also be taking walk-ins.

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What Can I Expect When I Make an Appointment with Bronze Beauty?

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The majority of my clients never had a spray tan of any kind before. Or if they did, they had one in a booth and had a terrible experience. I always try and educate my clients on what they can expect during their spray tanning session. So in this blog, I will give you the sneak peak of what to expect when you get a spray tan with Bronze Beauty.

As soon as I (or one of our spray techs) enters your home, we find the best place to do the spray tan. I recommend a place that is well lit and can accommodate a 8ft tent and also has an outlet. (see picture below of my tent!) I’ve sprayed in every room and area of a house before. The bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, basement, game room, you name it – we can fit in! Once I set up my equipment, (this usually takes about 5-7 minutes) we start the session. The most common question I get (besides, will I turn Orange?) is what do I wear during a session? I leave that up to the client and whatever their comfort level is. I want this to be as comfortable as possible. Most people go topless and have bottoms, or they wear a strapless top of some kind with bottoms, I even have some people go nude. It’s all up to you! Once we put the hair net and barrier cream on, I spray you down with a pre mist spray. This pre mist will help moisturize your skin and really soak in the tan to make it attach to the skin. After the pre mist, comes the real stuff. I spray whatever shade we selected for you and cover the body. After the actually spray is on you, I then take a post mist and do one last light spray. This helps make the tan pop and also helps with fading. After that last spray, I dry you off and you are good to put your clothes back on! ALWAYS REMEMBER TO WEAR DARK LOOSE FITTING CLOTHES after your spray tanning session! Tight clothes will make the tan smudge or come off. We don’t want that now, do we?? In about 2-4 hours you will notice your color getting darker and will continue to darken as the day/night goes on. Once you get your first shower, that cosmetic bronzer will wash off and you are left with a beautiful tan!

Believe it or not, the whole spray process takes less than 10 minutes. So that means, I am in and out of your house in less than 20 minutes. It’s that quick!! Amazing, huh? 😉

So if you never had a spray tan before and always wanted to know how the process of coming to your house works, you know now!

Check out what my set up looks like in someone’s house….pretty cool, huh? It’s like having your own spray tanning studio right in your house!

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Feel free to send any questions to me at tan@bronzebeautyst.com. I love getting questions and educating people on spray tanning!

If you would like to hear about other topics on spray tanning, send those my way too! I have some great ideas for this blog, but would love to know what you want to know about.

Stay Golden! 🙂

-Sarah