1. What is the air-brushed sunless tanning process?
The air-brushed sunless tanning process uses an ingredient called dihydroxyacetone (DHA) to react with the skins amino acids. The reaction is like that of the sun, but is not damaging to the skin. The process results in a golden tan appearance that can last up to 10 days. It is a healthy safe way to tan. This new process appeals to both people who already like tanning beds and those who don't.
2. What kind of results can I expect?
The same results that get from lying in a tanning bed or exposing yourself to the sun. Even though there is no skin damage from overexposure when you use the air-brushed sunless tanning process, with overexposure you could see a possible orange distortion instead of the bronze we are trying to achieve. The darker you tan naturally the darker you will become with the air-brushed sunless tanning process.
3. How long will this last?
This really depends on several factors. The air-brushed sunless tanning process only affects the epidermis layer of skin. Since cells are constantly being naturally discarded is recommended that you exfoliate with some type of scrub before you have the DHA solution applied. Just like with a UV generated tan, using a good moisturizer will prolong the life of your tan. Results can still be seen up to 10 days after application.
4. What are the challenges associated with the air-brushed sunless tanning process?
If you have used a self tanner from the drug store then you know some of the problems associated with the process: orange color, streaking, blotches, and tanned palms etc. The air-brushed sunless tanning process virtually eliminates most problems associated with self tanning. After being sprayed you need to avoid perspiration and don't shower for at least 4 hours.
5. What size room do I need?
Six by six seems to be enough space for most salons. You will need an exhaust fan and a couple of fans or a blow dryer to dry the client after application.