Q&A's / How it Works
Q: WHAT IS A CUSTOM SPRAY TAN?
A: In custom tanning, tanning solution is applied by a technician using a compressor and a spray gun, which delivers a fine mist to the entire body (much like an air-brush). Upon application, you will notice a slight bronze color - this is called the "bronzer". Bronzer is added to the spray tan solution so that the spray tan technician can see where the solution is being applied, for seamless results. It also helps to activate the solution.
The tanning solution contains DHA, an active ingredient that reacts with the outer layer of skin, producing a bronzing effect. The maximum generation of color is reached within 8 to 12 hours, so the color will continue to darken after the initial application.
Your Laguna Beach Spray Tan technician may use a mix of different solution colors to create your desired shade, and they can further customize your tan by shading/contouring specific areas of your body to highlight muscle tone and lowlight problem areas, such as cellulite.
After the bronzer is washed off, a beautiful natural tan should result in skin coloration that is 1 to 2 shades darker. Multiple applications will produce deeper color.
Q: IS SUNLESS SPRAY TANNING SAFE?
A: Yes. Our spray tanning solutions are All Natural and FDA approved. The natural ingredent that changes the skin color is Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a sugar cane derivative - also a food-grade product. The bronzer contains beets and other all natural ingredients. The solution contains no known allergens or toxins. When applied to the skin, the spray tan solution penetrates only the top layer - it does not absorb into the bloodstream or body.
Q: DOES THE SPRAY TAN PROTECT MY SKIN?
A: No. Although your skin is tan and it may take longer to see redness or burning form the sun, a spray tan does not act as a sun protectant. Make sure to wear sunblock! Sunblock with a spray-nozzle seems to work best when taking longevity of your tan into consideration.
Q: WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF SPRAY TANNING?
A: Airbrush tanning produces quick tanning results, provides a healthier alternative to UV Tanning, and may also complement an existing tan.
In comparison to UV tanning, there is no threat of wrinkle development, skin damage, freckling, and most importantly, no added cancer threats.
Because every tan is custom, use sunless spray tanning to highlight your assets and bring your problem areas into deeper shades of bronze, for full control over your desired look.
Q: WHY MOBILE SPRAY TANNING?
A: We at Laguna Beach Spray Tan have perfected a system that is portable and easy to manage. We will come to your home or office, set up, spray you, and leave. All of this takes about a 1/2 hour. There's no mess, no fuss, no driving to and from the salon, just a beautiful tan that will leave you beautiful and refreshed.