AVIVA Labs Organic Sunless Tanning @
New England Beauty & Wellness!
Basic Spray Tan
Set Time 8-12 Hours
Express Spay Tan
Set Time 4-6 Hours
Rapid Spray Tan
Set Time 30 Mins-3+ Hours
BEFORE YOUR SPRAY TAN
Exfoliate your whole body at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
Make sure you are hair free in all the places you want to be. If you wax make sure you wax 48 hours prior so that you don't end up with polkadots.
The day of Shower with a gel body wash, avoid putting on deodorant, Lotion, Moisturizer & Make-up.
WHAT TO WEAR
You can bring your own Bathing Suit/Bra & Underwear or use our disposibles that are provided. Nude is also an option.
Do not go swimming or work out during the 8 hours that your tan is setting to ensure that the tan is given enough time to properly develop and after your first rinse make sure you stay moisturized. We have kits available for purchase to extend the life of your spray tan.
How Do Rapid Tans Work?
Rapid solutions are a more convenient way to spray tan. They still produce the same flawless results you expect to see with a traditional tan, but allow you to wash off in a fraction of the time, meaning you can get back to being you quicker.
After you’ve rinsed the bronzer off you can exercise, go dancing with your friends, and even get caught in the rain without having to worry about ruining the development of your tan!
How long you should leave a rapid tan on your skin for is largely determined by the type of tan you want to achieve (subtle versus significant) and your skin type.
How rapid tans are made: rapid solutions are made by blending and preparing the ingredients in such a way that the amino acids in your skin interact with the DHA faster than with a traditional tan.
Keep in mind that this does not mean that you will tan quicker—it just means that you don’t need as long of an exposure to become tanned. This is similar to the way we tan naturally: we need to stay out for less time in strong sunlight (rapid tans) to get the same tan that we achieve by staying out all day in weaker sunlight (traditional tans).
Rapid Tan FAQ's:
1. Will my rapid tan last as long as a traditional tan?
Yes, a rapid tan should last just as long as a traditional tan, should fade just like how your traditional tan fades, and should look just as good, if not better! Additionally, there shouldn’t be anything that you have to do to prepare for a rapid tan that you didn’t have to do for a traditional tan (aside from making sure you understand the wash off times!).
2. I washed off and my tan disappeared, what happened?
First thing first: don’t panic. DHA requires a set amount of time to tan your skin. While some rapid tan solutions can be washed off faster, no matter what solution you are using it will still require the same amount of time to actually produce the tan. What you washed off was the bronzer, the temporary color, in the solution. The actual tan will continue to develop and darken over the next several hours until it becomes that beautiful color you saw with the bronzer.
3. I know that my tan will develop over the next few hours but doesn’t feel that I got much of a tan, what happened?
Assuming that nothing went wrong, this is actually your mind playing tricks on you. Because the tan is slowly developing, often clients will forget how pale they really were before they got their spray tan. Once the tan has fully set, you'll look at it and say, “Well I was always this color”. The best way to nullify this is to check your tan line—if you don’t have a tan line then a cute sticker in a not-so-visible place is a great way to show you just how much tanner you are now.
4. Can I actually get wet, or is that just a gimmick?
Once you have washed off the bronzer portion of your rapid tan, you are good to go! One of the biggest selling features of rapid tans is the huge convenience factor that comes with them. You don’t have to worry about getting caught in the rain or licked by the neighborhood dog, and you can hit the gym as hard as you normally do without fear.
5. What if I forget to shower off? Will I be fluorescent orange?
Many rapid tan solutions are made to be forgiving. You might be darker than what you would normally like to be, but most will not turn you orange. I’ve had clients call me up and say that they accidentally slept in their rapid tan, only to have it look fine afterwards. I personally don’t recommend risking this, but it’s good knowledge to help put your mind at ease if they are worried about trying out a rapid tan.