Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Airbrush Spray Tanning

Sunless tanning also known as UV-free tanning, self tanning, and spray tanning, refers to the application of solutions to the skin to produce an effect similar in appearance to a suntan.

The popularity of sunless tanning has risen since the 1960s after links were made by health authorities between exposure to the sun, and other sun tanning methods, such as sunbeds or tanning beds, and the incidence of skin cancer.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why get a Good to Glow airbrush sunless tan?

Now more than ever, many people simply don't have the time to lie in the sun and "work" on a deep dark tan. Good to Glow Airbrush Tanning delivers a believable, natural-looking "tan of the islands" without the sun! Our highly effective formula is fast-acting and long-lasting. Get an Good to Glow tan before your next big event and all your friends will be asking, "Where did you get that great tan?"

Good to Glow Spray Tans Are Great For: Weddings, Pageants, Competion Color, Vacations, Special Events, Tan Parties, Photo Shoots.

How long does it take?

The entire process from start to finish takes about 20 minutes.

Who applies it?

Our female airbrush technician has been thoroughly trained on technique, professionalism and safety.

How long does a sunless tan last?

Depending on a person's activities and skin type, the tan lasts approximately 5-7 days (up to 10 for some people). With follow up applications, a person can maintain the tan indefinitely. Using a Tanning Extender (with DHA and Erythrulose) on the skin daily will help extend tanning results while keeping the tan looking healthy and glowing.

What is the difference between being airbrushed and using cream or lotion sunless tanners?

Imagine the difference between finger painting your car and using an airbrush to paint it. Even with the greatest of care, and help from a friend to get all the places you cannot reach, you can't duplicate the even consistency and natural look of an airbrushed tan.

Is airbrush spray tanning safe?

YES! According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the most effective products available are sunless or self-tanning products that contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA) as the active ingredient. DHA has been used in cosmetic preparations for almost 30 years and was listed with the FDA in 1973. It is declared safe and suitable for use in cosmetics and drugs used to color the skin. DHA is derived from glycerin (vegetable origin), which is a commonly used cosmetic and food ingredient. DHA is not absorbed into the body and poses no possibility of toxicity.

What if a person normally can't get very tan?

A person CAN get a sunless tan even if they can't get a real tan. Good to Glow does not need a person's melanocytes to be in working order.Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), the active ingredient, saturates the dead skin cells in the outermost layer of skin, where it turns the protein in the dead cells golden tan.

Can a person UV tan on top of a airbrush tan?

Of course! But just remember that a airbrush tan does not provide any sunscreen protection, so you should apply sunscreen accordingly. With a Good to Glow Airbrush Tan, your skin will appear tan, even though it's not. This is an artificial tan. There is no Sun Protection Factor (SPF) in a Airbrush Tan, so your skin is still exposed and vulnerable to the sun. If you choose to expose your skin to UV rays either from the sun or a tanning bed, it is important to use a lotion with SPF to protect you from the sun's harmful rays.

Normally I freckle in the sun... will a airbrush tan cause freckles?

No. Good to Glow tanning solutions will not cause more freckles. In fact, in most cases, freckles and blemishes will become LESS obvious because the lighter skin areas will darken and reduce the color differential between these areas and the rest of the skin.

How can I minimize exfoliation from hot tubs, pools and the ocean after I get an Aruba tan?

After your tan has developed and after your first post-tan shower, you can minimize water activity exfoliation by liberally and frequently apply a good, strong waterproof sunscreen (such as Bullfrog, Iguana, Blue Lizard or others) before submersing yourself. These are very durable brands and can help protect your tan from fading.

Can pregnant or nursing mothers get an airbrush tan?

The concern some doctors have is over whether or not the active ingredient (DHA) is able to enter the blood stream; the indications are that it cannot. DHA only penetrates the outtermost of the skin. However, if the client is still concerned they should consult their physician first. FYI: DHA has been used as a cosmetic ingredient in the United States since 1960 and no problems have ever been reported concerning DHA penetrating the skin, or causing problems during pregnancy. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing prior to your tanning appointment.

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