Airbrush Tanning Q & A


How should I prepare for my airbrush tan session?
We recommend that you optimize your skin for spray tanning with PHydra-Luxe Optimizing Wash by Infinity Sun. We have this available for purchase on our website as well as at GLOW in our Western Avenue location.  It is PhBalanced, enriched with avocado, coconut and shea butter, your skin will feel soft, supple and hydrated and will be left ideally prepared to develop a flawless tan. PHydra-Luxe is perfect for use after sunless tanning to cleanse the skin without stripping the color and assists in extending the life of the tan by maintaining moisture levels in the skin. Safe for face and body.


Exfoliate and shave the day before or the day of your sunless spray tanning session. (The day before is preferred) The day of your sunless spray tanning session refrain from using moisturizers, perfumes, lotions, oils or deodorants that may create a barrier between your skin and the sunless tanning solution. (You may resume using these after your first shower or bath)


What should I wear to my airbrush tan appointment?
Loose fitting clothing. If using bronzer, darker clothing works best.  We DON'T recommend leggings or tight fitting clothing that is similar.

If it is raining remember to wear a jacket. If you have an umbrella bring it along (we have one also and will walk  you out to your car to protect you from the rain!).


How long should I wait after a session before showering?
To give the DHA enough time to fully set, we recommend waiting a minimum of 8 hours after a Versa Spa Spray tan and (6-8 hours for Ultra Infinity) 12 hours after an Infinity Sun (Bronze) Airbrush tan for optimal results. Showering sooner may diminish the intensity of the tan. If you tanned using an Instant Cosmetic Bronzer option the Instant Cosmetic Color will wash off in the shower, but the color produced by the DHA will remain.


Will my skin look orange?

No. The advanced technology currently used in sunless tanning solutions is designed to ensure a natural, bronze tan. The salon staffer can help you select the proper level of tanning solution to best match your skin tone.


Will the bronzing formula stain my clothing?

No, the sunless spray tanning solution which includes a cosmetic bronzer is water soluble and will be removed after the next wash in cold water. However, in some instances, the DHA in the tanning solution may permanently stain undergarments worn during the spray session.


How long does Sunless Spray Tanning last?

A Sunless airbrush Tan can last up to 7-10 days depending on the formulation you choose and the condition of your skin.

EXTEND your tan by using the Infinity Sun Extend moisurizer.  It is a super-hydrating serum containing our highest quality antioxidants, botanicals and DHA. This product is designed to keep the skin soft and silky-looking and to extend the tan for an additional 2-3 days.  


ALSO an option:


Infinity Sun TAN ME BB ™  Self-tanning BB Cream gradually tans the skin while correcting color disparities immediately on application. Infinity Sun’s natural skin replenishing complex plumps, tones and tightens the skin, creating a youthful and vibrant texture and flawless glow. Contains Avacado and Hemp seed oil for nourishing hydration.  

Both the Infinity Sun Extend moisturizer and the TAN ME BB cream is available for purchase in our Western Avenue location as well as on this website.  


What's in the Sunless Bronzing Formula that makes me tan?
DHA, dihydroxyacentone, combined with anti-aging, skin firming ingredients is the main compound that produces a customized bronze glow. DHA has been an approved cosmetic additive by the FDA for over 30 years. DHA is a carbohydrate (monosaccharide sugar) compound approved by the FDA for use in externally applied sunless tanning solutions. For misting applications, the FDA recommends protective measures to prevent eye contact, inhalation or ingestion.