What is airbrush tanning?

Airbrush tanning refers to the process of applying a DHA based sunless solution to your skin with an airbrush. The solution is applied evenly to your body by hand using an airbrush designed for sunless applications. The whole process should take less than 20 minutes and result in a perfect looking tan that will last 5-10 days.

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Every day, millions of dead skin cells are sloughed off or worn away from the surface of your skin. In fact, every 35 to 45 days, you have an entirely new epidermis. This is why tans from sunless- or self-tanning lotions will gradually fade -- as the dead cells are worn away, so is your tan.

What is DHA?

DHA is derived from glycerin (vegetable origin), which is a commonly used cosmetic and food ingredient. DHA has been used in cosmetic preparations for almost 30 years and was listed with the FDA in 1973. In addition to its skin darkening abilities, DHA is also used as an emulsifier, humectant and fungicide. It is declared safe and suitable for use in cosmetics and drugs used to color the skin. DHA is not absorbed into the body and poses no possibility of toxicity.

How does DHA work?

When DHA is applied to the skin; DHA reacts with proteins in your skin resulting in a brown “tan” which forms in about 2 to 3 hours. The tan continues to darken for approximately 6 hours. The result can be a quite pleasing dark tan. The tan is absolutely water-resistant and diminishes only as the dead cells of the stratum corneum flake off (exfoliation) – usually in 4-5 days. DHA is the closest you can get to a tan from the sun - without the associated risks.

How can make my tan last longer?

Avoid water entirely for at least four hours or you will stop the tanning action of the DHA!
Ideally, wait at least twelve hours (or more) before showering or bathing with any kind of soap or
shower gel.
Apply moisturizer morning and evening after your daily shower. Hydrated skin is essential in maintaining a longer lasting tan.

Airbrush Tanning vs. Spray Booth Tanning

Why be treated like a car going through an automated car wash when you can receive the attention to detail and quality given from a trained technician?

Booth- Whether you are short, tall, skinny, or fat, a booth will spray you with the exact same motion and amount of spray.

Airbrush- The amount of spray can be adjusted and tailored to your body type and for your needs.

• Airbrush tanning is much more accurate than booth sprays
• Airbrushing can be done in the comfort of your home
• What booth does in 30-60 seconds, airbrushing is between 10-15 minutes.
• Precision applation of the solution evenly across your body ensuring the best results.
• Airbrush tanning is also cleaner than booth sprays.
• Airbrushing is tends to last longer.
• Barrier creams are not necessary
• No head caps or booties are needed

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Tara McPeake provides her airbrushing services in the comfort of your home.

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