Top FAQs: A Beginner’s Guide to Sun, Spray & Spa

Posted on July 16th, 2016

When it comes to sun, spray and spa, there have been major improvements; all of which iTAN has perfected. Sun, spray and spa like a pro with our beginner’s guide! Take a peek below as we answer all your top questions.

SUN: Sun Lite, Sun Plus & Sun Pro
1. Do you have to use a professional tanning lotion in the sunbed?
Absolutely, yes! It’s important to rehydrate your skin with minerals and nutrients during the tanning process. A sunbed session is warm on the skin, so a professional tanning lotion replenishes and rebalances your skin.

It’s a common myth that tanning without a professional tanning lotion results in a faster tan. The quick-bronzed appearance that happens when you don’t use a lotion is actually dehydrated skin. Vital minerals and nutrients, found in professional tanning lotions, keep your skin healthy for a long lasting tan!

2. Can I bring in my drugstore tanning oils and use them at iTAN?
Let’s not, pretty please! Drugstore tanning oils have minerals and oils that are extremely corroding to all sunbeds. Also, tanning oils are missing the vital minerals and nutrients your skin needs to stay hydrated during the tanning process.

3. How soon can I get a base tan?
Tanning is just like working out, the key is to start slow and build it up! Building a base glow or tan can take anywhere from a week to 30 days. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, so you want to do it naturally and slowly without overexposing your skin.

SPRAY: Mystic HD Spray Booth, VersaPro Spray Booth & Airbrush
1. What do I need to do before I come in for my spray tan?
Prepping for your spray tan is easy. Simply shower, shave and exfoliate, and do not apply any moisturizers or after shower products with the exception of Pre-Tan Intensifier. Try to avoid bar soaps, especially moisturizing ones, which can prevent your spray tan from developing properly. We recommend a basic liquid body wash.

2. How long do you have to wait to shower?
If you’re not using Pre-Tan Intensifier, wait eight hours before rinsing off your spray tan. We recommend letting your spray tan develop overnight to avoid any unwanted water contact before your spray tan fully develops. As soon as you expose your skin to water, the spray tan color will stop developing.

If you are using Pre-Tan Intensifier, you can wait three to four hours before you shower.

3. Will I look orange or blotchy?
No way, and definitely not at iTAN! Our technologically advanced Mystic HD Spray Booth and VersaPro Spray Booth spray your body evenly to achieve the most natural color possible. You can also select from light, medium or dark with our Mystic and VersaPro spray tans.

Mystic HD Spray Booth has three different colors from light, medium to dark with a bronze undertone, that complement all skin tones.

VersaPro Spray Booth has one color, so when you select light, medium or dark you’re selecting how much solution will be dispensed. The VersaPro solution has a natural brown undertone suitable for all skin tones.

4. What’s the difference between an auto spray booth and Airbrush?
iTAN offers Airbrush, the only heated airbrush spray tan dispenser in the world with over 100 different colors to choose from, Airbrush delivers natural looking contoured  results. If you need more solution on your abs, buns or arms, one of our expertly trained salon consultants can apply more solution in problem areas to create a more toned appearance.

SPA: FIT Bodywrap, Hydration Station, Beauty Angel & More
1. What type of results can you get from FIT Bodywrap?
FIT Bodywrap can help with weight loss, cellulite reduction, pain relief, relaxation and skin rejuvenation through exposure to infrared technology. According to FIT Bodywrap, “fat becomes water-soluble at a body temperature of approximately 100.5 degrees F and can ‘melt’ by breaking up into smaller particles, which can then be purged from the body through infrared induced sweating (Yamazaki).”

2. What does a Hydration Station really do?
Our Hydration Station deeply hydrates your skin, making it the perfect pre-sunbed spa session! Its steampod experience infuses your skin with vitamins and moisture.

3. What is Beauty Angel?
Beauty Angel is a full-body spa experience that improves your overall skin complexion and tone. Its Vibra-shape platform stimulates circulation, thereby improving muscle tone and relieving muscle tension.