Airbrush tanning is an excellent alternative to both outdoor and indoor (tanning bed) bronzing options because it doesn’t expose skin to harmful UV rays. But in a few cases, spray tanning may cause people with skin and/or other bodily sensitivities to experience irritation.
Allergic reactions are the main culprit in situations like this. That’s why it’s important to talk to new clients about their skin (and general health) history and ask them whether they’ve ever had any problems with any of the skin products, including makeup, they’ve used in the past.
To be safe, you might do a test. Choose a small spot on a new client’s body and apply a small amount of tanning solution. If no reaction occurs within 10 to 15 minutes, the person will likely respond well to an all-over tan. If the client has had problems in the past, you may want to wait as long as 12 to 24 hours to be absolutely sure.
Even if a client has a clean history, you still need to take precautions. Tell clients to apply moisturizer or barrier cream to areas, such as feet, elbows and knees, before a spray tan session. This will keep them from absorbing too much spray into the skin.
During a spray tan session, make sure to keep the tanning solution away from eyes and face. If possible, have clients use protective eyewear and a nose clip so to prevent sensitive membranes in the eyes and nose from being exposed to spray tan solution.
If irritation still occurs, recommend that the client use an exfoliator to take off the spray tan. Affected clients should then keep the area free of cosmetics for a few days and contact a doctor or dermatologist if symptoms like soreness, redness or itchiness persist.
Another way to help ensure your clients have the most worry-free outcome is to use all-natural products like New Gorgeous. Our spray tan solutions are 100% vegan: they’re even cruelty free. That means they’re gentle on, and good for, all skin types, including the most sensitive.
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