What is spray tanning?
Spray tanning is a form of sunless tanning where a mist of tanning solution is sprayed onto your body. This tanning solution contains an ingredient called dihydroxyacetone or for short DHA. When this solution is applied to your skin there is a chemical reaction that takes place on the outer layer of our skin. This chemical reaction creates a bronzed coloring on our skin. This tan looking exterior can last from 4-10 days depending on pre and post tanning care.
There are different methods of receiving a spray tan such as a tanning booth like portrayed with Ross on FRIENDS. The method used at Flourish is the most preferred method by spray tanning enthusiasts, that of a spray tan technician (such as myself) using a handheld airbrush machine. This method assures that your tan will be hassle free and evenly applied- No "Mississippily" counting required!
Concerned about that dreadful oompa loompa look? That's a valid worry. There is no lack of bad spray tans walking around! One of the reasons the orange look happens is because the solution sprayed is too concentrated for that persons particular skin tone. At Flourish you will always be educated as to what tan level will be best for your tanning desires, making sure there is no orange, just a beautiful natural glow.
I hope this helps clear any spray tanning misconceptions you may have had. For more information on how to prepare your skin for your tan as well as after tan care visit here.