How do you get that million dollar Hollywood tan? It all starts with the product. Niche Spa+Airbrush Tanning here in Blair uses Norvell Spray Tan Solutions. I am certified in spraying the solution to offer the best service. Only the best for my clients.
So here is how spray tanning works. Norvell has just the right amount of DHA in their products. DHA is what creates the bronzed look. When there is to much DHA that is when you get the orange look. That is why I chose Norvell as my product of choice.
Here is a copied link if you want to dive deeper into what DHA (dihydroxyacetone) is
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a simple carbohydrate that is primarily used as an ingredient in sunless tanning products. It is often derived from plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane, by the fermentation of glycerin. DHA is the only FDA approved sunless tanning ingredient and can be found in all sunless tanners. Products contain DHA in concentrations ranging from 1% to 15%, according to The New Zealand Dermatological Society. The artificial tan takes 2 to 4 hours to begin appearing on the skin surface, and will continue to darken for 24 to 72 hours, depending on formulation type.
The DHA sugar is absorbed into your skin cells. This is where and why the first step is the most crucial. This prep work is going to create the true base of your great tan. EXFOLIATION and reset time! First and far most the dead skin needs to be exfoliated from your body. Why give the DHA a chance to absorb into something that is going to leave your body soon. Let it absorb into the cells that are going to stick around and help your tan last longer. Now your skin needs at least 48 hours to be prime itself for the DHA to work the best. Now give it a big drink with some good lotion. Moisturized skin also takes DHA better.
If you wax. Waxing also needs to be done 48 hours prior to getting sprayed. If you get waxed and do not give your skin time to rejuvenate, it can result in the DHA creating darker patches where the skin was waxed. Not to mention the skin is much more sensitive and could cause a skin reaction. Why risk it give your skin time to do it's thing and repare.
Now that we have covered the prep work and do's and do not's. Next blog is going to cover day of airbrush tanning.