Airbrush tanning uses a HPLV (high pressure, low volume) spray gun to evenly distribute a bronzing solution over your body as opposed to spray tan both which just sprays the front and the back of the client, often unevenly. Airbrush tanning also means that a custom colour can be created for you, based on the look you are wanting to achieve.
What can I expect? You will stand inside a free-standing tent with your arms out to your side.
What will I wear for the tan? You can wear as much or as little as you like - but understand that the more clothes you are wearing, the less skin is exposed for tanning. Most people choose to wear only bottoms, but ultimately it's whatever you are comfortable with. You can wear a bathing suit but the tanning solution may stain it, so make sure it's not your favourite!
Before your Spray Tan at Kelowna Esthetics Studio
Shower within the 24 hours before your appointment using only water - the use of products on the skin, from creams to soaps, oils, to moisturizers, will affect the pH levels in your skin and create a barrier, which in turn can impact the outcome of your tan.
Exfoliate your skin using a wash cloth with water only, and gently scrub your body.
After your shower, do not moisturize, so not apply any oils or lotions, and do not put on deodorant or perfume as these can all interfere with the tanning solution.
If you need to shave or wax, please do so at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
If you wear makeup to your sunless tanning appointment, you will be provided with makeup removed to remove it.
Spray Tan aftercare
Immediately following your tan you will be dried using air from the spray gun. Only once you are completely dry will you dress. Please wear lose fitting clothes to your tan, those that you do not mind if they were to get a little stained (although most times any excess solution that comes out on clothes washes off easily. Tight jeans or leggings can leave marks on the skin where they rub the solution off before it has had time to penetrate into the skin.
Do not shower for at least 8 hours after your spray tan as this can lessen the tan's intensity.
Shower only with water to rinse ff the solution
Your spray tan will last approximately 7 days depending on your skin type, lifestyle, and pre-tan preparation.
AIrbrush spray tans at Kelowna Esthetics Studio are $30 for a full-body tan, or pre-purchase a 3-pack for $75! Book your Spray Tan in West Kelowna today!