Exfoliate your entire body either with a washcloth or a non-oil based body scrub. Bombshell carries a special body scrub to use before your session to make sure your skin is prepped for the best possible tan. Pay special attention to the elbows, underarms, knees & ankles, as these areas tend to be drier. Do this to your face as well. Remember to shave during this time, as you don’t want to do this after your airbrush tan, and do not put any lotion, deodorant or mineral oils on.
At Appointment Time
Come to the appointment with loose, dark clothing on, or bring it with you to change into after your tan. Tight clothing can rub off the DHA bronzer and smear the cosmetic bronzer. Do not wear jeans of any kind and avoid silk and polyesters if you can help it. The bronzer will wash out of most fabrics, but not so well with the ones just listed! If you come with makeup on, we have enzyme wipes that will remove it nicely. This will also remove any lotion you may have on your body, just in case you forgot! The tan will take about 15 minutes to apply and will take 8 hours to develop. Bombshell does offer disposable undergarments, but we suggest that you either bring in a small thong of your own or you can always tan in the buff!
You should avoid activities that may cause you to sweat excessively. Use the air conditioning in your car on a hot day as you want to avoid perspiring all together. Any water that comes into contact with the skin will stop the DHA process and the skin from tanning, so if it’s raining during your appointment time, be sure to bring an umbrella! If you have leather seats in your car and you are wearing shorts, throw a towel down before sitting down; do the same with sofas.
After Tan Develops
The first time you get in the shower after your airbrush tan, you will just want to rinse off. You can wash your private areas with soap and a washcloth, but not anywhere else. When the water runs clear, that means the bronzer guide should be off the skin just as it is designed to do. Please note that the bronzer is a guide for the technician applying the spray tan so that we can see where we have sprayed you! When getting out of the shower and drying off, blot or dab your skin, never rub. If you have lighter-colored towels, you may see some color transfer; this is normal and will wash out. At this time, you may apply a nice moisturizing body lotion.
Maintaining Your Tan
Your Bombshell Airbrush Tan can last up to 7 days. During this time, make sure that you moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!!! Long baths and chlorine from pools and jacuzzis can cause your tan to fade faster. If you want to keep the glow going, feel free to apply a body lotion with self tanner. Bombshell carries a fantastic line of tan extenders that we think you will love for face and body.
Bombshell Airbrush Tans are NEVER orange. Your skin develops into a beautiful caramel color, no matter what your skin tone is, without any streaking or splotches. This ain’t no Mystic Tan, baby!!!