Airbrush Tips

Ways to Prepare for your Airbrush Tan

Step 1. Prepare for your Airbrush Tan

Everyone’s skin sheds naturally but not evenly. To prepare for your sunless tan, exfoliate your skin a day or two in advance and make sure that your skin is clean and free from any applied barriers like lotions crews and make up immediately prior to your sunless session. Shave/ wax at least 8 hours prior. Wear dark, loose fitting clothing and undergarments, the cosmetic bronzer may rub off on clothing. This will help prepare your skin for our sunless tanning solution.

Step 2. What to Expect on your First Airbrushing Session

All airbrush tanning done at European Image is personalized and individually crafted to suit your look and skin type. Our experienced sunless experts will consult with you and determine the right color tone for your skin type to give you a flawless and perfectly balanced look. You will be sprayed first with a ph balancer which evens the tan, then airbrush color and a moisture lock which extends the tan.

Step 3. How to Care for & Maintain your New Airbrush Tan

After your sunless session wait at least 4 hours before bathing & exercising. For every hour after up to 12 hours your sunless tan will continue to darken. Most clients seem to either shower after 4 hours or the following morning. For your first shower after your spray tan do not use soap or harsh shower gels that can dry and strip your skin and remove your tan. Just rinse your skin in warm water till it runs off clear. Then hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Of course we have our favorite tan – maintaining lotions that we both use and sell. But you don’t have to buy our products to keep your tan looking great. Be conscious about what your purchase, read labels and be religious about using it. Always moisturize immediately after your shower before you have fully dried and because skin doesn’t shed evenly on it’s own, consider keeping your self an exfoliating schedule of every 3-5 days so that your airbrush or spray tan will fade more evenly. Avoid swimming pools and hot tubs chlorine can shorten the longevity of your tan.

Double dip after your sunless tan go into a stand up for 3 minutes to achieve an even longer lasting darker tan.

Please remember that a spray tan will not protect you from sunburning.