Tanning is a popular activity with women of all ages. Bronze skin is considered to be beautiful by many. Hundreds have been drawn to artificial tanning because they believed that it was safer than baking in the sun. However, recent studies have shown that using a tanning bed may result in melanoma, a serious skin cancer, and other skin problems such as burns. As a result, the popularity of getting a spray tan has increased in order to get an effective but safe tan.
A spray tan may also be known as an airbrush tan. Many tanning and beauty salons now offer this unique procedure to their customers. Spray tanning is a relatively simple procedure that may be performed by a salon technician. The client's eyes, nose, and mouth are covered to prevent inhalation and damage. The hair is put up and covered with a surgical-style cap to keep it away from the tanning solution. The technician then uses a spray nozzle to release a solution onto the customer. This solution is usually made up of bronzers, a base solution, and a skin soothing ingredient like Aloe Vera. A spray tanning machines is likely to use a compressor to provide adequate pressure for the tanning process. Other machines may not be operated by a technician but rather use a booth-style machine that is similar to a shower stall. Either way, this procedure usually takes less than a minute. Customers should stand with their limbs apart to ensure even coverage. Air drying after the procedure is quick, then the client can dress and continue about their day.
Airbrush tans are more temporary than other types, and are said to last for four to seven days. Pre-tanning preparation can help the tan to last longer and look better. Exfoliating helps the tan last. Users should not wear moisturizer, makeup or deodorant while getting their tan to prevent adverse reactions.