Don’t get tricked into self-tanners!

You’re standing in line at your local drug store and there’s a product on the shelf near the checkout aisle that promises a great looking tan in your own home. Hmmm…. you wonder if you might be able to slather on some lotion and see the same kinds of results as you would from a trip to your airbrush tanning salon. Well, stop wondering: it’s not the same thing! And the differences don’t just stop at how they’re applied.

There are tons of self-tanners on the market. There are countless sprays and lotions to choose from and they range in price from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars. The ingredients in these products vary, but a large number of them use types of dye to stain your skin. Unless you’re familiar with the product and how it looks on your unique skin tone, it’s hard to tell what shade of “tan” you’ll end up with. This sometimes ends up leaving you with an unnatural, embarrassing orange color.

You also have to be very careful applying your self-tanners. If you miss a spot, you likely won’t notice until the skin around it is colored and it’s still pale! Trying to cover your missed spot with more lotion will only make the dark skin darker and still leave you with a light patch. You have to properly rub all the solution into your skin or you will end up with streaks or splotches of darker color. Sometimes this is hard to do on your back or in places that you can’t easily see or reach. There are also some areas of your body that you don’t want to be as dark as the rest of your skin, like the back of your knees or palms of your hands. Those areas rarely tan in real sunlight so having them match the rest of your tan looks unnatural. Certain self-tanning products can also stain your clothes or furniture as well as your skin, so you’ll have to be cautious around fabrics.

Getting an airbrush tan eliminates many of these concerns!

When you get an airbrush tan, your technician will be able to help you find the right shade for your skin tone. They’re experts at making sure your color won’t look too dark or too unnatural. Airbrush tanning solutions don’t use stains or dyes to create that color. There’s an all natural, organic compound called DHA in these solutions that reacts safely and naturally with the outermost layer of your skin to create a darker pigment naturally. This is added to a bronzing agent to create the perfect glow. All of our products are vegan and never tested on animals. The FDA has approved them and they don’t carry the same health risks associated with tanning beds or laying out in the sun to tan.

Having an expert technician apply the solution also ensures that there will be no missed spots, no streaks, and no unnatural looking tans on areas that you DON’T want! And it’s much quicker than trying to do it yourself.

All of this is much less expensive than you think, too! Check our website for prices and specials. You’ll be surprised at how reasonably priced it is to get a great airbrush tan. You won’t consider going for the self-tan option again…  Make your appointment and start looking and feeling amazing with an airbrush tan from Shine!

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Don’t Lose Your Summer Tan This Fall!

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It’s autumn, your summer tan is probably fading. The days are shorter, you’re wearing warmer clothes, and you’re spending less time outdoors in the sun. It’s natural that people start becoming pale around this time of year. But you might be forgetting just how great you looked with that tan! It wasn’t just the warmth of summer that made you smile, it was seeing how radiant you looked with that healthy glow! The good news is that you don’t have to waste time/money and risk your health with tanning beds in order to keep that color all year round. Airbrush tanning is a quick, affordable, and SAFE way to keep a natural tan – even in the dead of winter.

An airbrush tan does more than just make your skin darker – it helps to hide blemishes, stretch marks, and age spots. It makes you look thinner with the right contouring and can give the illusion of a having a bigger bust too! A little color in your face also makes you look healthier than having pasty, pale skin. These are just a few of the benefits – there are many!

The biggest concern people usually have about getting an airbrush tan is that they worry it will look orange and unnatural. This isn’t some spray bottle you bought at the convenience store! This is a special formula administered by trained professionals. You probably know more people that get airbrush tans than you think – because you can’t tell the difference! Our airbrush tanning solutions are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. They’re approved by the FDA and don’t carry the risks of skin cancer or premature aging that UV Rays in the sun and tanning beds do. It’s not a dye or stain on your skin – it’s a natural process caused by the organic compound DHA. Read all about how it works here!

It’s also super quick – you can be in and out in 20 minutes with the tan you want, rather than laying out in the sun all day or wasting time roasting on a tanning bed. You can even arrange for our technicians to come to your house and do it there for you! It can make for a great day of pampering if you want to invite friends over for cocktails and tanning! Or before the big homecoming dance, you can get the girls together and everyone can get a tan and have a blast. It’s also less expensive than you’re probably thinking. Well worth the price, too.

So this year, there’s no excuse not to keep that tan going all year long!