Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work? What’s in it? Is it safe? These are all legitimate questions, and we are happy that you ask them.
Airbrush Tanning may be new to you, and you probably have a lot of questions to ask about it. That’s good. It’s important to ask questions about what you put on your skin… after all, we only get one body. In fact, it is with that basic idea in mind that we create all of our organic skin-care and tanning products. We have only one body, and we need to take care of it – but that doesn’t mean we can’t have beautiful glowing skin, too!
A genuine concern for how we treat our bodies is at the heart of the Organic Tan philosophy, and so we truly appreciate people’s questions and concerns about the products and services we provide – especially when it comes to safety. In fact, it is only because we asked those same questions ourselves that Organic Tan was born!
some questions we are often asked:
What is the active ingredient?
DHA is appoved by the food and drug administration for use in sunless tanning products. DHA (dihydroxy acetone) is derived from sugar; synthesizes with the skins proteins, including amino acids in the outermost layer of the skin. The organic spray tan works with your natural pigments; in the epidermis (top layer) of the skin to produce a safe, natural tan.
Why didn't I get as dark this treatment as I did with my last session?
Due to the ever-changing chemistry of the body, there are times of the month that the body may be less receptive to DHA. Some people can even be DHA resistant. If a client perspires excessively during development time, this may dilute the solution and thus will not allow the DHA to absorb into the skin properly. Lastly, if the skin has residual oil or moisturizer on it, this will block the DHA and prevent the skin from reacting and changing colours. (Ask us about the pH balancing option. It will go to work to get rid of the skins daily body oils perfumes and hidden dry skin, resulting in a perfect tan).
What products should I AVOID to make my tan last longer?
Bar soaps, products with Sodium Laureyl Sulfate (SLS) and mineral oil as well as petroleum based product. Will all contribute to your tan fading more rapidly. Avoid long hot baths, and exposure to cholrinated water. Any skin care products with Alpha Hydroxy, Glycolic or Salicylic Acid, Retin-A and Retinol will fade your tan more quickly as well.
How long does the tan last?
Your tan can last between 5-10 days, depending on how often you maintain your skin care such as moisturizing. Ask us about our face and body lotion extenders for purchase at your appointment. These extenders will help you extend your tan past 10 days.
When can I shower?
Do not shower for 12 hours after your spray tan! Final results won’t be seen until after you have your first shower.
Will the colour rub off or stain my clothes or sheets?
During the first 12 hours after your spray tan, the bronzer may slightly rub off on lighter clothing and sheets. If it does being a natural sugar based solution it will wash out very easily.
Were we able to answer
We’ve tried to compile an FAQ section that will answer the most common questions, but it is by no means an exhaustive list. If you still have doubts, concerns, or are even just a little curious, there are a few ways to contact us to find out more.
The first is to contact your local Organic Tan representative.
All of our OT Certified Tan Artists are well-trained and very knowledgeable about our unique products and processes, let them put your mind at ease. Or, you can always contact our Head Office at email@example.com* and get your information straight from the source.
*Keep in mind that our Head Office receives a very large volume of requests. We try to treat all incoming e-mail in a timely manner, but we may not be able to respond quickly to all e-mails. We apologize in advance for any wait.