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Air Brush Tanning

10 Jun

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The popular sunless tanning today is called air brush tanning. Gone are the days of being a sun goddess. The ultraviolet (UV) rays are no longer a medical issue with sunless tanning, as well as a few of the side effects from too much sun, such as cancer, wrinkles and skin blemishes. You get the best of both worlds with a spray tan by getting a fine-looking golden tan without the health fears of outdoor sun tanning.

Airbrush tanning uses a time proven DHA formula to truly tan the skin a bronze color without harming the skin. The skin gradually darkens with DHA or dihydroxyacetone, which is a clear derivative of sugar cane, when it interacts with the amino acids on the dead surface cells found in the outmost layer of the skin. Coconut and cantaloupe are some of the natural extracts that might be included in the airbrush solutions, as well as several vitamins. These extract addtions yield the skin a glossy look and leaves it properly hydrated.


The tanning solution is airbrushed on with a fine mist uniformly over the body giving it a flawless look. To get rid of your tan lines or to even out your skin shade, the tanning solution is adjusted to your skin type. There are two types of applications, the handheld tanning airbrush being the first. There are sensitive areas of the body that the airbrush spray can be more spot on and thinned out a bit, such as the face and creased areas of the body like knees, elbows, neckline and wrists. The second type of airbrush application is a mechanized spray where you would remain motionless inside a booth and become sprayed all at once.

A benefit of acquiring a spray tan is that you can have a natural healthy glow year round. When sunless tanning first appeared on the market in the early 70′s it left your skin streaked orangish, and today the airbrush spray tans are so realistic looking. Having an airbrush tan applied by a trained professional will give you a nice even natural appearance. There are oodles of airbrush tanning systems or kits that you can acquire for home use, if you feel better about doing things yourself. With a bit of practice you too can study the skill and give your own natural airbrush tan.

To get superior results on your airbrush tan, it’s a good idea to take a shower and exfoliate using a satisfactory exfoliating lotion or soap. Using a sugar scrub or a salt scrub is the best. Deciding how well your spray tan turns out, can be subject on how well you exfoliated your body. As for the moisturizers or lotions, do not apply any of them until after you’ve had your airbrush tanning session. Keep in mind that you need to allow for a day lead time for a spray tan session if you have a planned affair.

After the air brush session the skin will continue to darken, so you’ll desire to shower after 10 hours and rinse off any of the solution that’s yet on the skins surface. After an airbrush tanning, the tan should last about 5 to 7 days and then naturally fade off. To stretch your tan for a longer period of time, make certain you use some type of hydrating daily moisturizer or tan extender application. Reasonable care is the main key for keeping your golden suntan even and to make it last longer. Airbrush tanning has become the latest wave to getting a glowing wholesome looking body all year round!

Air Brush Tanning

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