With spring break coming up I am starting to see a lot of you hitting the tanning beds again. As a licensed esthetician and educator I am here to give you a healthy alternative to the devil’s sun rays. So let’s talk spray tanning and address your concerns and questions.
First I am going to throw out a useless but interesting fact. Having a glowing tan was never popular until good old Mrs. Coco Chanel got a little too much sun while vacationing on her yacht. After returning with the sun kissed glow… bammm everyone loved and wanted that look.
Ok now let’s get down to the nitty gritty and talk about how this works. The solution used in our services contains no harsh chemicals. Instead DHA (dihydroxyacetone) is used, which is beet extract. It also contains botanicals, moisturizers, aloe vera, and erythrulose. That last guy I just mentioned is natural sugar that gives the tan a natural or in my words not orange look.
Now we can check off everyone’s 2 biggest worries. No Orange and no harsh chemicals.
Like a sliced apple that turns brown, DHA has an enzymatic reaction with the amino acids in our dead skin cells. This is why spray tans only last 3 to 7 days. Your body is constantly shedding off those dead cells. Just like an apple takes a while to turn brown the DHA works the same way on the skin. People like to see their tan right away so some solutions contain dye to give a temporary tan to the skin. When you go to shower what you see rinse down the drain is that dye and not your spray tan so don’t fret!
So now the science of the solution is out of the way so let’s talk shop. I see people everywhere offering spray tans, but at Jenniffer & Company, we like to set ourselves apart from the rest! With over 10 different professional solutions we can custom blend the perfect spray tan for you. The is blend is based on your undertone, personal preference, and reason for tan. Our spray tan service is $35 for 1 or $50 for 2 and takes about 20 minutes to complete.
To prep please shower, shave, and exfoliate 24 hours prior to the service for best results. The day of service come in loose fitted clothing with no makeup, deodorant, or lotion on. You are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable during the service. The solution takes about 2 to 5 hours to develop on the skin but sleeping in it overnight gives the best results! When you shower do not use anything that exfoliates your body. For the following days apply a moisturizer or tan extender to keep your tan fresh.
Ok you are now well educated on how spray tans work, how to prep, and how to get it to last. My job here is done! Call in to get your glow in with one of our professionals today!
Article written by: Kristine Kerr, Advanced Esthetician/Instructor/Spray Tan Technician