Celebrity Skin Couture Air Tan https://www.coutureairtan.com Celebrity Skin Couture Air Tan Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:11:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Airbrush Tan vs. Spray Tan https://www.coutureairtan.com/beauty/airbrush-tan-vs-spray-tan/ Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:26:30 +0000 http://www.coutureairtan.com/?p=509 Who doesn’t want a natural, beautiful tan that lasts a week or more and doesn’t look like you were shot with orange or brown paint? Even better is a tan that doesn’t damage the skin by causing sun spots, premature aging, or skin cancer. Airbrush tanning offers a seamless tan that looks natural and is safe to utilize regularly. Many people think airbrush tanning and spray tanning are the same thing but in actuality are very different.
Spray tanning can trend toward orange in many cases and often results in streaking. One achieves this “tan” by stepping into a spray tanning booth where an automated machine sprays the person down head to toe. The fumes can be pretty intense. Spray tanning booths typically offer one type of tanning solution for every skin type, which clearly is a problem for anyone looking for a custom tan. In the spray tanning booth, the person inside needs to flail their arms and legs around to try and get an evenly coated tan with not enough tanning solution or enough time to cover the entire body adequately. It takes up to three sessions to get an even tan (which is too dark in color) compared to one session for an airbrush tan. In addition to only needing one session for an airbrush spray tan to achieve desired results, airbrush spray tanning offers custom-mixed color for each client. At Celebrity Skin, each client has their airbrush tan applied by highly skilled and trained airbrush tanning specialists whom carefully spray their entire body evenly and beautifully. The main ingredient used in our sunless tanning product is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). DHA is a simple and non-toxic sugar derived from sugar beets and sugar cane so our clients need not worry about dangerous chemicals being sprayed onto them. Our airbrush tans typically last 7-10 days depending on skin type, lifestyle, and how well one maintains his or her tan. We are also able to bring the airbrush spray tanning system to our clients for in-home appointments if they’re not able to come to us. We provide a special standing tent to make sure we only spray the body and not the home! In the long run, custom airbrush tanning is not only a better quality tan but is a better value too. 3 spray tanning sessions can cost up to $75 to achieve desired results but one airbrush tanning session only costs $45 – We also offer a wonderful weekly Tuesday special and have tons of great tanning packages!
Basically, airbrush tanning is truly the better route. Your skin won’t be damaged or turn out the wrong shade of tan. We believe custom airbrush tanning is beneficial to anyone looking for a natural looking tan that compliments their skin tone. So what are you waiting for? Contact us today for your airbrush tanning needs!

DHA…What’s That? https://www.coutureairtan.com/beauty/dhawhats-that/ Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:25:28 +0000 http://www.coutureairtan.com/?p=507 So you come into Celebrity Skin Couture Air Tan and they ask you a few questions about this thing called DHA? So…what is it?

DHA stands for Dihydroxyacetone, which is the common ingredient found in all sunless tanning products. Scientifically, it’s a colorless 3-carbon sugar that causes a chemical reaction to the surface cells of the skin. When applied DHA produces a darker tone to the color of one’s first layer of skin, but does not cause damage to the skin.

So…where does DHA come from you ask? The origin of DHA comes from specific plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane. It was originally discovered in Germany in the 1920s and was thought to be helpful in WWII in treating glycogen storage disease. Flash-forward to 1950, and we see DHA being orally used in children with glycogen storage disease. The children who ingested DHA would often spit it out after ingesting it, and doctors came to find darkened skin around their mouths hours later. This is when the use of DHA was turned into a skin darkener as apposed to treating glycogen storage disease because it’s clearly safe to ingest orally and on skin surfaces.

While DHA is used in every sunless tanning product, it DOES NOT protect against harmful UV rays. It should not be used as a sunscreen in any way. If you have had any allergic reaction to an over the counter tanning product, you may be allergic to DHA (although this is not very common).

Now that you know the science, history, and basics of DHA you can be comfortable and full of knowledge at your next tanning appointment with Celebrity Skin Couture Air Tan.


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Sources: eotan.com AND Lifesdha.com