Spray Tan Tips
IMPORTANT: Like perfume or cologne, the sunless solution reacts with each person's skin chemistry and this determines color depth, tone and longevity. Most people will develop natural, even color from the solution as long as the before and after recommendations are followed completely. Some people will get a golden- tan color and others will develop more of a brown-tan color. The color difference is mostly due to the uniqueness of each person's skin chemistry, not the solution. Other factors that can play a role in color tone are perfumes, moisturizers, and cleansing agents used prior to the airbrush session.
It is VERY important for the skin to be clean and free ofany other agent prior to the airbrush session.
*If you are under the age of 18, you must have parental consent for any Airbrush Tan Services
and follow our Minor Policy.
Prior To The Spray Tan Session
Shower, Shave and exfoliate lightly and evenly the day prior to your appointment. Use a washcloth, loofah or an Exfoliate. This will remove any dead skin cells that will diminish the appearance of the sunless tan.
We have many exfoliating products available for your purchase at
Envy Tanning Boutique
Come to session with clean dry skin. No lotions, sunscreens, deodorant, makeup, oils or perfumes on the skin. The solution needs to adhere to dry, smooth skin and newly moisturized skin can cause the solution to bead up and produce an uneven color.. Wear (or bring with you) dark, loose-fitting clothes and flip flops for after tanning. Do not wear jeans, white or tight clothing, bras, wristbands, leather, nylon, wool, silk, or jewelry immediately afterward.Pedicures, manicures, facials, massages, and waxes are recommended 24 hours prior to spray tanning.
During The Session
During the session you may wear undergarments, a bathing suit or nothing at all. (Please see our Same Sex Technician Policy.) Follow the instructions of the airbrush technician. She or he will direct you on body positioning and turning. It is important that you not touch your skin where it has been sprayed until after it has dried. When the spraying is finished, the technician will leave the room. Prior to getting dressed, please stand without touching your body for 1-2 minutes or until your skin feels dry. Your skin will feel a little tacky in some areas: neck, inside of elbows, etc. These areas have thinner skin and the spray takes longer to bond.
We recommend that you hold your breath during facial spraying. We make this recommendation because most individuals would prefer not to breath the mist. The solutions is not considered harmful in the minimal amounts that may be inhaled in a normal spray tanning session.If you have a history of asthma or other respiratory or medical conditional that could be aggravated by the use of the airbrush systems, please consult a physician before proceeding. Please apprise your tanning technician of any past allergic reactions to DHA products or other medical concerns.
Don’t forget to wear or bring with you a loose cotton shirt and comfortable pants to wear after being sprayed. Tight fitting clothing will rub some of the application and create an uneven area or streaky appearance. Any solution should wash out of clothing. You can wear swim wear or shorts while being sprayed.
Avoid showering, rain, perspiration, washing your hands and exposure to water for at least eight hours.Do not wear white or tight clothing for at least 24 hours.We highly recommend waiting at least 8 hours before showering. The longer you can wait, the better. The DHA and eurythrulose need time to develop a bond on the skin surface where oxygen will pass through and the tan color will continue to deepen. It's best not to do any exercising or activity that will cause you to sweat during this time. Your skin will feel a little tacky in some areas: neck, inside of elbows, etc. These areas have thinner skin and the spray takes longer to bond. Be a little more careful not to rub your skin during this time as it may cause an uneven color to appear. Use soft shower soap, sharp razors and no wash cloths or exfoliators for life of tan
Showering: It's important to clean your skin gently after being airbrushed. For best results, let the water lightly spray over your skin. You'll see some of the brown washing off your skin. DO NOT WORRY! This is excess solution that your skin does not need. Now, put some gentle cleansing liquid in your palms and lightly apply it with just your finger tips. Rinse your skin.
DO NOT USE A LOOFAH, BUFFPAD, NYLON PUFF, or WASHCLOTH!
Exfoliating should not be done at this time or you will greatly diminish your dark tan results. Pat dry with a towel and allow your skin to dry completely before applying any moisturizer. You should see a beautiful tanned-looking person in the mirror. Use the recommended after-products as suggested to prolong the life of you tan. Baths and long hot showers will cause tan to fade quicker. If going in a pool, ocean or hot tub, a waterproof sunscreen may help prolong your tan. Moisturizing is keyto the maximum results of your tan. Use a non alcohol based lotion.
Moisturize entire body twice daily for at least one week. Oil based moisturizing products will cause your spray tan to fade quicker.
Keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water!
Tanning beds and sunbathing are o.k., the spray tanning solution
offers no UVA or UVB protection.
Apply sunscreen prior to tanning outdoors or in a tanning bed.
USE OF INDOOR TANNING ACCELERATORS OR SELF TANNERS CONTAINING DHA AFTER OR PRIOR TO SPRAY TANNING MAY CONTRIBUTE TO THE SKIN APPEARING ORANGE. Please consult with a tanning technician prior to spray tanning if you do use a product containing dha.
SAME SEX TECHNICIAN POLICY: ENVY Tanning Boutique has a same sex technician policy for spray tanning. If the client requests to spray tan in the nude he or she must be sprayed by a technician of the same sex.
MINOR POLICY: 1) All Minors under the age of 18 must have parental consent prior to spray tanning. 2) Parent or Legal Guardian must sign release form in the presence of an ENVY Tanning Boutique employee. 3) During spray tan minors must wear undergarments or bathing suit. 4) If minor requires a topless spray tan session their parent or legal guardian must accompany them into the spray tan room.