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Spray Tanning 101

Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing pale skin? The most obvious solution to pale skin would be to lather yourself up in tanning oil and lay in the sunshine for a few hours with friends. But, if you’re looking to achieve a summer glow without exposing your body to the harsh sun rays then you may want to think about spray tanning instead. 

It’s possible to achieve a smooth and even tan without spending time at the beach in the direct sunlight. Learn why spray tanning may be the better option and all the benefits spray tanning has to offer. Look and feel great without having to worry about the downsides that come with too much sun exposure.

What is Spray Tanning?

Spray tanning is a form of sunless tanning that sprays a fine mist onto the body. The mist contains an ingredient called Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) that interacts with the chemistry of your own skin to make it tan. The amino acids on the skin surface react with DHA which results in a beautiful bronze glow. 

While temporary, the overall results usually last for seven to ten days and are customizable to suit your specific needs. For the best spray tanning outcome, it’s best to go to a med spa such as Azia Medical Spa, that specializes in this service.

Benefits of Spray Tanning

When you’re in need of a stunning glow but have limited time to achieve it, spray tanning can be your saving grace. Versa tanning at Azia Med Spa creates immediate results ranging from light to double dark. Spray tanning provides numerous benefits to enhance your skin’s appearance. Additionally, spray tanning is a great way to hide small imperfections and scars on your skin. You can now feel confident in your “sun-kissed” skin all year long, regardless of whether the sun is out or not.

Further benefits of spray tanning include:

  • Safe for dry & irritable skin
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Hydrates your skin
  • Longer lasting & even tan

Spray Tanning Vs. Tanning

Unlike typical sun-exposed tanning, spray tanning is a much safer option. The reality is that sun exposure is equal to sun damage on your skin. With sun damage comes more problems down the road—prone to wrinkles, dark spots, and premature. Sun tanning outside under the harsh rays also means an increased risk of skin cancer. 

A spray tan, on the other hand, offers a sunless glow without these worries. You can achieve a nice tan before heading to the beach or look like a sun goddess on your wedding day without exposing your skin to the damaging effects of the sun. 

Preparing For a Spray Tan

Preparing for a spray tan is much simpler than you may realize. By following these simple tips and tricks before your appointment, you’ll be ready for your first spray tan in no time.

  • Shower & shave beforehand
  • Don’t apply creams or lotion the day of
  • Don’t thread or wax for three to four days before
  • Exfoliate all drier areas of your skin such as your knees and elbows
  • Avoid wearing makeup or deodorant on the day of your appointment

When showing up for your appointment, we have additional tips to help ensure your spray tan lasts for as long as possible.

  • Avoid wearing tight fitting clothing
  • Your undergarments (if you choose to wear them) will be stained so choose wisely
  • Don’t wear anything that can rub on your skin the first day, such as a bra or tight socks

Next Steps in Achieving A Long-Lasting Glow

Are you ready to give spray tanning a try? Then contact Azia Med Spa to set up an appointment. We’ll help you quickly get a long-lasting glow to boost your confidence and elevate your skin. We not only offer exceptional services but have a friendly and knowledgeable staff to facilitate each appointment. Get started today and leave feeling fresh and new.

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