To offer something to those not interested in UV tanning, SunWorkz has added Air Brush tanning. Air brush tanning offers tanners options beyond just UV tanning. Timing could not be better with Prom and Wedding season just around the corner!
Airbrush tanning: How does it work?
The tanning customer visits SunWorkz and can wear their bathing suit or shorts and a tank top. The tanning specialist will go through the basics of sunless tanning and answer any questions the tanner may have.
Next the tanning customer is air brushed. In a few short minutes they are tan. However, this initial tan is really just a bronzer that is airbrushed on so the tanning specialist can see where they have airbrushed and where they have not. In a few hours the customer will shower and wash this bronzer off.
The artificial tan takes 2 to 4 hours to begin appearing on the skin surface, and will continue to darken for 24 to 72 hours, depending on formulation type. Once a darkening effect has occurred, the tan will not sweat off or wash away with soap or water. Instead, it will fade gradually over 3 to 10 days, similar to the loss of a tan from being out in the sun.
So what causes this artificial tan?
DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) is responsible for this coloring of the skin. Since the 1960′s, DHA has been used as a topical tanning agent. In the 1970′s, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added DHA permanently to their list of approved cosmetic ingredients. By the 1980′s, new sunless tanning formulations appeared on the market, and refinements in the DHA manufacturing process creating products that produced a more natural looking color and better fading.
Today, DHA is the main active ingredient in all sunless tanning skincare preparations DHA is considered the most effective FDA approved, sun-free tanning additive. DHA is the main ingredient used in the air brush tanning now offered at SunWorkz (located inside FitWorkz).
Why have it airbrushed on and not sprayed on in a booth?
Booths work great but often leave white spots on the sides of the midsection, under the arms and down the sides of the legs. Application by airbrush allows an even and complete tan to be applied. This is perfect if you are wearing a strapless dress or skirt and can not afford to have the sides of your shoulders, arms and legs white. The airbrush offers a more natural “out in the sun” tan.
SunWorkz, located inside FitWorkz, is offering tanning options this Prom and Wedding season! SunWorkz recently added two new Ergoline UV tanning beds along with a Suncapsule stand up bed. Tanners can tan in any bed with FREE upgrades for one low price.
Stop in for more information, call us at 815-756-1188 or visit our web site at www.FizWorkz.com.