Yes, the solution is important and so is a skilled spray or air brush technician. However, Exfoliation is crucial!
The main ingredient in all spray tan solutions is DHA. (Dihydroxyacetone) The ingredient has been approved by the FDA since the 1970s and comes in a variety of cosmetic products.
DHA derived from raw sugar cane and reacts with the amino acids (proteins) in the outer layer of the skin to produce a bronze color.
Since DHA reacts with dead skin cells, patches of dry skin may result in uneven or patchy coloring.
The day before getting a spray tan, exfoliate your body with a loofah or scrub and moisturize well. The best analogy I can give you, I obtained through research on Spray Tanning.
Have you ever painted a wall in your room or house? What are the first steps? PREPERATION! Very important for the ultimate results with spray tanning also.
The tedious and time consuming scraping, patching, sanding and primer are the worst part of the job, but the most important for a good-looking and long-lasting finish.
Poor surface preparation will result in uneven texture on walls, and make your room look worse than before you even started. Spray tanning is much the same! Prep your skin in the same manner, with an extra focus on elbows, knees, feet and ankles. Then moisturize and stay hydrated with lots of water.
Treat your skin like a fresh canvas and exfoliate and moisturize on a regular basis. This is very healthy for your skin and will result in a flawless, longer lasting spray tan.
If you have questions or inquiries don’t hesitate to contact us ether here in the San Francisco Bay Area or our Sacramento location. We will be glad to help you and put your mind at ease with any aspect of Spray or Air Brush Tanning. At Spray Tan California you really do come first!