SPRAY TANNING CARE
BEFORE YOUR SESSION
For best results, your skin should be clean and free of moisturizers, perfumes, deodorant, oils, makeup, sweat, etc. All of these will create a barrier between the tanning solution and your skin. You need to start with a clean canvas for us to work with.
Keep in mind:
Do not get a spray tan with sunburned skin, or the day of a Bikini/Brazilian wax.
Shower, shave (day before) and EXFOLIATE using a non-oily scrub, exfoliating glove or loofah. Pay special attention to any rough, dry areas, such as elbows and knees. Exfoliation will give you a better tanning experience with longer lasting results.
Be prepared by wearing loose, dark clothing and flip flops. Avoid tight clothing that will rub excessively. If you can, avoid wearing a bra right after session.
Remove all jewelry prior to session. Remove contact lenses prior to session.
Pregnant or nursing? Please discuss with your tanning professional.
Tanning for a special event? We recommend you schedule your session 2-3 days prior to event.
AFTER YOUR SESSION
Before your post-tan shower:
WAIT AT LEAST 8 hours after your Miel application before showering. Don't get wet or apply any lotions, deodorant or perfume till after your post-tan shower.
You might feel a little sticky immediately after being sprayed. This is normal and should subside in an hour or so. If needed, lightly dust on talc free powder to eliminate sticky feel.
Avoid activities that will make you perspire until after your first post-tan shower. This could ruin your tan by streaking.
If you are driving home from a session put a towel down on your car seat.
When you shower you will see solution/color guard (the immediate bronzer that gives you a tan instantly) come off –that’s OK. Once this color washes off, you will see your tanning results.
Keep in mind that color will optimize between 8 and 12 hours after your session. Your color results will be unique to your tone and body chemistry.
After your post-tan shower:
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! This is essential in maintaining a longer lasting sunless tan.
Don't use any products containing alpha-hydroxy or salicylic acid (AHAs or BHAs) or exfoliate skin heavily.
Don’t spend too much time in the shower or swimming, which will exfoliate your skin and make your tan fade faster.
Avoid using soaps in the shower as this will strip the tan off. Use a moisturizing body wash instead.
Don't use any oils on the skin (Jojoba, Olive), wait 5 days as this could streak your tan.
Try to get into the habit of pat drying after showers. Your tan will last longer.
Remember: sunless tanning doesn't provide protection from the sun - wear sunscreen if you expose yourself to the sun!
DURING YOUR SESSION
When you arrive to your appointment, you'll have a brief consultation with your tanning artist to discuss any possible contraindications such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, allergies or sensitivities to products containing DHA (self-tanning products.) Please inform us of any skin issues or trouble spots you may have had with other sunless tanning products and we can provide a protective moisturizer.
Before you arrive:
Prepare for session by wearing a bottom of your choice, ideally a bathing suit bottom or thong (and a top, if desired - it's up to you.) Don't worry, the solution won't stain.
When you arrive:
We will have you apply lotion as a barrier on areas such as palms, soles of feet, and ears.
The FDA suggests wearing eye/nose protection. We have masks and eye gear and these are available upon request.
WE ESPECIALLY RECOMMEND
3-4 Miel sessions a month to maintain your honey glow year round
Using a gradual self-tanning product or bronzer on your face in between sessions, as the face tends to fade first. A tan extender moisturizer used once a day on the body will make your honey glow last longer.
+ WHAT IS AIRBRUSH SPRAY TANNING?
Using an all natural, ORGANIC solution containing no mineral oils, no lanolin oils, no alcohol, no petro-chemicals, no artificial colours, no sodium lauryl sulfate and no formaldehyde. Solution is non-comodogenic, paba, paraben and gluten free! The active ingredient, dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a colorless sugar derived from a vegetable source and is FDA-approved. Once sprayed, the outermost layer of your skin reacts with amino acids in the solution to produce a safe, beautiful tan custom blended especially for you. We spray you in minutes with a airbrush system in the comfort of your home.
+ HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
A spray tan typically lasts 5 to 7 days (or up to 10 days when using tan-extending skincare products). The faster your skin cells turn over and shed from your body, the faster the sunless tan fades. The tan created by the DHA affects only the top layer of the skin and will begin to fade after 4 to 5 days as the skin naturally begins to shed. Preparation is key and exfoliation prior to your session is recommended. Keeping your skin moisturized is essential to maintaining your honey glow.
+ WHY IS SPRAY TANNING BETTER THAN SUNBATHING OR TANNING BOOTHS?
Part of Miel's mission is to offer an alternative to the damage caused by harmful UVA/UVB rays that are responsible for 90% of the signs of aging, not to mention increasing your risk for skin cancer. By choosing airbrush tanning, you're giving yourself a smooth, consistent healthy tone,alternative to the risks associated with overexposure to the sun's harmful rays.
+ WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN THE SOLUTION?
We are proud of the products we use and always keep skin health as our #1 priority. We use a doctor-formulated solution from Aviva Labs is the top pick of dermatologists. It has the highest quality, premium grade DHA, is hypoallergenic, oil-free, alcohol-free and fragrance-free. The solution comes in varying strengths and we work with you to get the tan you want.
INGREDIENTS: Dihydroxyacetone, Decyl Polyglucose, Isopropyl Myristate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 40 (CI 16035), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Methylparaben.