Achieve that perfect golden brown tan without the risks associated with exposure to UV-rays. America’s most popular tanning solution!
‘It’s the combination of the worlds best tanning solution and the best delivery systems that makes VersaSpa & MagicTan unique’
“…Seriously the best tan I have ever had, I love it and I’m addicted!” Miss J.
“I love that the booth talks me through the whole process and it is so quick! Not having to have someone spray you is so much better, no embarrasing moments!” Janine
“I was nervous about being tanned by a machine, but it is so quick and the tan so even, a really natural looking tan. I was really impressed, thanks guys….”
Getting perfect results from any cosmetic tan application is easy but some people get better results than others. Here are some tips and techniques for getting the best tan possible every time.
Shower & exfoliate
When your skin is exfoliated it becomes smooth and the tanning solution is applied evenly. It also looks less blotchy as the tan fades. Do not use an exfoliant that contains oils. The oil will block your pores and limit the amount of tanning solution that is absorbed.
No deodorant, no perfumes or creams and lotions
Wear loose fitting cotton clothes – preferably not white
Ideally wear sandals but certainly not sweaty tight fitting runners
Prepare Your Skin
Imagine your skin is a very dry sponge (it is actually!). If you pour water on a dry sponge the water simply bounces off. The same thing happens with tanning solution. That is why MagicTan have developed their special Prep Gel which moisturises your skin and prepares it for the tanning solution to hit. It turns your skin into a damp sponge which will absorb all of the tanning solution. Every tan at aroma ki has the Prep Gel applied first for best results.
Not only does the Prep Gel allow your skin to absorb all that good tanning solution, it also neutralises the pH balance of your skin. Skin Ph levels can vary depending on a wide variety of factors including such things as at what point a woman may be in her menstrual cycle and if someone has recently had a large meal of Sardines?
The Prep gel has been shown to make your tan as much as 30% darker as well as more consistent.
Apply your tan in our automated Versaspa
Watch those hands and feet
If you have already tried a spray tan then you will have an idea of whether you are one of those people who have to take care not to get too much tanning solution on those areas. If you are a first timer our advice is for you to take precautions anyway. You will still get a tan on your hands and feet but the last thing you want are ugly brown stains in areas where people can see. To avoid this effect follow a few simple steps and you will be fine !
The versaSpa solves the feet issue by sucking the tanning mist out of the booth before it gets a chance to fall onto your feet
If you see dark patches beginning to develop on your feet and hands it’s easily fixed with a loofah or similar product to exfoliate the skin on these areas.
Toothpaste and lemon juice also helps get rid of unsightly brown areas
Make it last
Your tan should last for at least 5 days but remember your skin recycles itself regularly. We are finding that the combination of prep, tan and then moisturise daily is making tans last up to 2 weeks, but you control how long any spray tan lasts and the following are tips as to how you can get the maximum time from any spray tan:
Long baths and showers, swimming, lying on a sandy beach will all encourage your skin to exfoliate naturally, losing your tan in the process.
Regular moisturising will help considerably, particularly with Asyana Tan Extender Lotion available at aroma ki. This moisturiser is designed to top up and extend the life of your tan for up to 2 1/2 weeks! Asyana’s Tan Extender is a nourishing Shea Butter with added bronzing agents, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Green Tea, Chamomile, Coconut and Macadamia Nut oil that deeply hydrates your skin and extends your tan. You can even use it as your daily tinted moisturiser allowing you to build up your tan gently. If you have dry patches of skin then your tan will fade faster in these areas. The Tan Extender will help with this too. Asyana also have a cream tanning solution for home use.
Some soaps are very harsh on the skin and are exfoliants in themselves. Use a light soap wherever possible.
At aroma ki we are committed to making sure you get the perfect tan each and every time you have a tan with us. We use Magic Tan solutions in our Versaspa booth. Spray tanning is a relatively new cosmetic system and the systems and tanning solutions we have today are evolving at a rapid pace as is our understanding of how external factors may affect the outcome of your tan. With this in mind we have listed some factors which we know may affect your tanning experience.
Myth: You are being spray painted
Busted: Try any of MagicTan’s clear solutions to bust this myth. The DHA sugar reacts with your skin protein to produce the “real” tan. MagicTan solution does not dye or stain your skin. It is your body that produces this natural reaction to the sugar molecule.
Myth: I can tell a fake tan a mile off
Busted: Busted – Not all tanning solutions are created equally. Some companies merely mix the sugar with water and that is when the orange glow appears. MagicTan solution is different in that it is made from sugar beet, not sugar cane and it goes through three processes in its creation. Only one man in the world knows what those processes are and it is a secret that is guarded as closely as the Coke formula. Another reason that people can tell you have a cosmetic tan is that you leave the office white and come back looking like you have been to Bali for three months. We recommend lighter coloured tans and our machines are capable of producing between 4 and 7 levels of designer tan. Sure we can make you look as if you have been away for three months but wouldn’t you prefer just to have a healthy glow than looking like you are permanently on holiday!
Myth: Exfoliation is good before I get a cosmetic tan
Busted: Exfoliation is definitely good for you but a lot of people make the mistake of using abrasive exfoliants such as salt scrubs. To make up for the skin literally being scraped off, the manufacturers have to add natural oils to protect the exposed second layer of skin. Either use a naturally based exfoliant or if you can’t use that then a good rub with a face washer or exfoliating gloves in the shower is better than 90% of exfoliants in the market. The oils put a protective coating over your skin and stop the solution being absorbed. In addition you will have more oil in some areas than on others so you may get an uneven tan
Myth: Cosmetic tans don’t last long
Busted: Yes it is true that a lot of people might only get 3 days out of their tan but if they look at what they do after they get their tan then they will probably realise that it was what they did to their skin after the tan that resulted in their top layer exfoliating rather than the tanning solution that was to blame. Of course high quality tanning solutions will last longer than cheap brands.
You make your tan last for as long as possible by a) exfoliating and getting rid of as many dead skin cells as possible and then b) after you have tanned doing everything in your power to hold on to those little babies. Anything that will promote your skin falling off after you have had a tan will result in the tan fading more quickly. Regular moisturising really helps (particularly with Asyana’s Tan Extending Lotion which has some DHA in it to keep your tan going for that extra couple of days and beautiful moisturising natural ingredients including Organic Shea Butter.)
Myth: You can’t get the dark patches off you hands and feet
Busted: It can be tough if your hands and feet absorb too much tanning solution but help is at hand. The following products can really shift unwanted stains:-
Have you had a bad spray on tanning experience?
Here are some factors that could have affected your results
1. The person who applied it had a big night and is not really in the mood to apply your tan (a booth does not have PMT and to the best of our knowledge have never been seen in a bar late at night!) With the Versaspa the machine sprays evenly every time.
2. Certain foods such as sardines can affect the pH balance of your skin. The time of month, certain medications and a host of other factors can affect the pH balance of your skin. This pH imbalance affects the way in which the DHA reacts with your skin and for no apparent reason you can get a dodgy tan. MagicTan have developed a pre-tanning gel that will neutralise the effects of these factors and ensure that you get a great tan every time.
3. The tan was blotchy – could be something you have eaten or some pharmaceutical product (including the ones you can’t buy at the chemist!) MagicTan Prep gel will help but if you do get the leopard effect it will be something you have consumed not the tanning solution that caused it
4. Your feet and hands looked like you have been working in a coal mine. Feet and hands can absorb too much of the DHA and you can end up with dark areas on your hands and feet. MagicTan have developed a barrier cream and spray that inhibits the tanning process on these areas while still allowing enough solution through to give you a tan. If you have not applied enough cream though don’t worry as the MagicTan tan removing cloth will remove any excess ‘magic’ in a jiff.
5. Have you used a product with AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) in it ? It is a spray tan killer. You find it in Nivea creams for example. It is an anti aging chemical that we know can ruin your tan.