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About Spray Tan


Why Spray Tan

People love to have the deep rich color that comes with tanning. In fact, a bronzed skin makes everyone to look healthier, sexier and even thinner.  On the other hand, due to the health dangers and accelerated aging that are associated with tanning outdoors or getting a tan in a tanning bed many people have moved away from these methods of tanning and are looking for a safer alternative that produces excellent results, which is spray tanning.  Spray tanning is the most efficient and safe way to get to get natural looking golden bronzed skin, without the harmful effects of UV sun exposure and tanning beds.

Why Choose Girl from Ipanema

Our tanning service reflects our commitment to helping you look your very best.  We have a long experience in various spray tanning solutions and our team is trained with the best techniques of spray tanning. At Girl from Ipanema Spa, it is possible to get the most realistic sunless tan ever created, since we offer a customized treatment to each client skin tone.  This means that, depending on the client’s skin type, we determine which solution blend will best yield the results the client is looking to achieve while always setting a realistic expectation.  The formula we use is lightweight and fortified with nourishing oils, hydrating nutrients, and multivitamins to repair, soften and add luminosity to dry, dull and pasty skin, offering you realistic and long-lasting results.  The process starts with our technician reviewing each guest’s skin tone and a discussing the desired skin tone result each client is looking for.  Then a solution that is custom mixed to achieve the desired result is sprayed onto the skin in a fine mist using a special process and the best spray machine available inside an exhaust booth designed to reduce the overspray.  The custom solution we use in spray tanning temporarily makes your skin golden brown, not orange. In this method, even fair-skinned people who usually turn pink rather than brown while tanning can benefit from a bronze color. Some of the top benefits of spray tanning are:

Avoid the risk of skin cancer

Unlike a tanning bed or booth that utilizes UV rays in order to give your skin some tone, spay tanning does not pose any known risk of skin cancer. The UV rays from the sun and tanning lamps are known to cause skin cancer, which is the leading form of cancer in the U.S.

Perfect skin tone:

You and your friends won’t be able to detect the difference. That’s because a spray tan mimics a suntan perfectly.  The mist allows an even application all over the body so that you will not get any blemish. You don’t have to worry about looking red, orange or sun burned. You will get a very beautiful golden brown color.

Good Appearance all year long

You can stay tanned, looking thinner and healthier all year long, boosting your self-confidence.

Make any imperfections unnoticeable

It is possible to hide your own blemishes and imperfections, including stretch marks and varicose veins.

It is fast

To get a beautiful, deep brown skin you must stay in the sun for hours, while spray tanning can be done in minutes. You can go from being pale and white to having a deep bronzed tan in less than 30 minutes.

Suggestions & Tips 

The color you see when leaving your appointment is a “guide” color created by the cosmetic bronzers in the solution. This should give you a close idea of what your tanning results will be once processed for 8-12 hours. *Ask about our Express 2/3 hour solution if you are in a time crunch.* For the next 8-12 hours (12 is best) your skin will gradually be becoming more tan. It is very important to leave the tan undisturbed during this time.  For best results we suggest:

Suggestions and tips before your spray tan

For best results we suggest a good exfoliation and then take a shower with non-moisturizing soap before your spray tan.  The tanning solution adheres to the top layer of skin so having the skin exfoliated and free of oils and lotion before getting sprayed, really helps with keeping a spray tan looking beautiful longer.  Please come in for your appointment with loose fitting clothes and no makeup or moisturizer on your skin.

Suggestions and tips after your spray tan

The color you see when leaving your appointment is a “guide” color created by the cosmetic bronzers in the solution. This should give you a close idea of what your tanning results will be once processed for 8-12 hours. *Ask about our Express 2/3 hour solution if you are in a time crunch.* For the next 8-12 hours (12 is best) your skin will gradually be becoming more tan. It is very important to leave the tan undisturbed during this time.  For best results we suggest:

DO NOT GET WET-No showers, sweating, take care when washing hands, avoid rain. Other common mishaps include spilling beverages or food on yourself, letting pets lick you, and crying. DO NOT RUB THE SOLUTION OFF-Avoid tight clothing and go barefoot if possible. Braless is best. *While your tan develops it is normal for it to appear “too” dark, dirty, or get splotchy or streaky. Not to worry, this is just the cosmetic bronzers moving around. You will see the bronzer wash off in your first shower.  As the brown color rinses down the drain, it will leave behind a nice, even tan. For this reason, we do not suggest planning something important after your appt and before you shower off and set your tan.  When you do shower, please take quick showers and avoid anything exfoliating. NO SRUBS, LOOFAS, ACIDIC PRODUCTS (Including most acne products and peels). It is best to shave and wax before your tan, as it will exfoliate the skin and remove color. If you must shave after a tan please use a brand new razor, shave cream or soap and do not push hard or go over area multiple times. NO LONG HOT SHOWERS or overexposure to water. These will negatively affect the overall life of the tan. Once your skin has been wet the tan is more vulnerable to rubbing off. Take care to pat dry and not rub. Wearing tight clothes and sweating can remove the tan in areas where there is friction. MOISTURIZE after every shower to extend the life of your tan and assist with the fading process. This locks in the color and slows the natural shedding of the upper skin layers (the layers that become tan). We carry several hydrating products with gradual tanners that will allow your tan to look flawless for longer.  When it is time to get another tan we suggest that you remove the final bits of tan by simply soak in a hot bath or shower for 20-30 mins and then scrub off what remains.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 908-918-0110. We have tons of experience and tips and that will help you achieve and maintain a flawless, natural looking tan.