Clearwater’s Premier Custom Spray Tan Center
Just a Beautiful Even Tan….Every time!!
Our custom spray tan center is located inside Andrew Ashton LaPosh Salon, in the heart of Countryside! Convenient to Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, East Lake Oldsmar and Tarpon Springs A custom spray tan at Maison Pour La Peau- Home For Skin is the perfect solution to even out your skin tone, minimize the appearance of veins, freckles or blemishes. Not to mention the instant boost of self confidence you’ll have with your beautiful glowing skin.
Custom spray tanning prices: Single spray $29-35, Package of 4 starting at $111, Package of 8 starting at $202.
- No harmful UV Rays
- Look Lean & Tone Instantly
- Boost Self Confidence
- Even Out Skin Tone
- Hydrate Your Skin With Vitamin A & E
100% Vegan – Gluten Free- Organic
No Orange, No Streaking, No Bad Odor, No Sticky Feeling
Quick, Safe, Professional & Discreet
No Orange color or streaking
Just a healthy dose of vitamin A & E. Our licensed aesthetician will help you decide the perfect color for you. Whether you want the look of a sun kissed golden tan or maybe you prefer the look of a Mediterranean God or Goddess? Either way, streaking is not an option! We will spray you by hand, leaving you looking healthy, lean and instantly toned!
No Harmful UV Rays
With a custom spray tan there’s never a worry of harmful UV Rays.
No Stickiness or Bad Odors
After we get you the beautiful, radiant glow you’ve craved we don’t make you leave you feeling sticky or have you dry in front of a fan..! We will hand dry you with warm air. As far as any bad odors, there are none. In fact most of our clients say the scent of solution smells like a tropical vacation!
How To Prepare For Your Spray Tan
The Day Before Your Appointment
- Exfoliate your entire body the day before you treatment to remove dry, flaky skin that causes uneven tanning. Be sure to focus on dry areas like the elbows, knees, and feet. If possible exfoliate for a few days prior to your appointment. The smoother the skin the better the tan will look and last.
- Shave at least 24 hours before your tan.
- Make sure you do all of your nail, waxing, facial, and body treatments at least one day prior to your treatment.
The Day of Your Appointment
- Your skin should be clean~ Shower prior to your appointment.
- Remove all makeup and jewelry. Try to keep your jewelry off for a few hours, as you do not want anything rubbing your freshly tanned skin.
- DO NOT apply lotions or perfumes prior to getting sprayed~ they’ll leave a residue on the skin that acts as a barrier not allowing the spray tanning solution on the skin’s surface.
- Use deodorant sparingly. Avoid using it if possible.
- Wear dark, loose fitting clothing and sandals after your application. We recommend a dark maxi dress or sweat pants. Do NOT wear silk, wool, nylon, or blends. The solution will wash out of cotton but in some cases it may stain light colored undergarments. If you do experience such stains, they usually can be removed by soaking the garment in water and oxygen bleach solution.
What to Expect During Your Application
- The full appointment time is around 20 minutes. The consultation is usually 5 minutes. It takes approximately 5-10 minutes for a full body spray tan and after getting sprayed, 3-5 minutes to be dried with warm air.
- During your consultation, specialist will speak to you about the color you want to achieve. Your custom color will be determined based on your current skin color and goals.
- You may tan in the garment of your choice. Dark bathing suits and dark undergarments work well. You can wear as much or as little as you are comfortable with. Discretion is followed and your comfort is the main priority.
- Men and minors are required to wear underwear or bathing suit.
How To Care For Your Spray Tan
- After your application you cannot shower for 4-8 hours. It is best if you can sleep with the solution on overnight. This is the developing period.
- Until you shower, avoid sweating or getting wet with water and lotions of any kind. Avoid light colored sheets and upholstery during the setting period.
- When you take you first shower use colder water than normal. This will set the tan. You will see the cosmetic bronzer in the water but do not worry, your tan is not washing off, the DHA is what makes you tan. Your tan will last 5-7 days depending on how diligently you follow the after tanning tips. If you use tan extenders your tan can last up to 10 days.
- Remember that the tanned surface is still susceptible to the sun’s harmful UV rays, so use a broad spectrum SPF lotion before sun exposure.
After Spray Tanning Tips to Make Your Tan Last
- Your tan will last about seven days, but can remain longer with proper care.
- When getting out of the shower BLOT your skin with a towel. Pat dry and DO NOT RUB!
- Wait at least 24 hours to shave. Shaving can cause fading so try to shave only as needed.
- The texture of a washcloth can be in itself an exfoliate, so when showering, use a hand or loofah instead.
- Avoid bar soap. Do not exfoliate or use any harsh soaps or scrubs for the first 7 days after getting a spray tan.
- Moisturize your skin at least a 2x a day with alcohol free lotion. This will slow down the natural exfoliation process. However do NOT start moisturizing until AFTER you shower, this can streak your spray tan and cause it to develop uneven! (Lotions containing acetyl alcohol are ok)
- Avoid excessive swimming in chlorinated water, hot tubs, and long baths.
- Tan extenders can be used to provide an even appearance and make your glow last even longer.
- Avoid toners containing alcohols or witch hazel in higher amounts. Look where they are listed in the ingredients. If they are in the top 3 do not use the product.
- The use of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, such as those found in some cosmetics or anti-aging products, will increase exfoliating and accelerate a tan’s fading process.
- Bug spray can cause your tan to fade.
- Acutane and salicylic acids can cause issues. Antibiotics and other medications that affect you skin can also affect your tan.
Spray Tan FAQ’s
Q: What is a spray tan?
A: A spray tan is the spray application of a tanning solution that will give you a great natural looking tan without the use of harmful UV Rays that can damage the skin. The solution is applied by a person, not an automated spray booth that can leave you with runs or drips, and missed areas. At Maison Pour La Peau- Home For Skin we have the ability to spray darker in areas that are appealing as well as lighter in desirable areas. You leave with a nice, even, safe, and natural looking tan.
Q: What can a spray tan do for me?
A: The best reasons to get a spray tan are some scary skin cancer facts. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US. More than 3.5 million cases in 2 million people are diagnosed annually! About 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun.
In addition, a tan is the quickest way to look like you have lost 10 pounds in 10 minutes. A custom spray tan can help cover freckles, stretch marks, scars, varicose veins, reduce the appearance of cellulite, brighten eyes and make teeth look whiter, giving you a more youthful looking appearance. Plus it will make your body look leaner and more toned because the tan defines any muscle tone. Customers say they feel more confident after getting their perfect, health glow.
Q: Will I look tan after on spray session?
A: Yes! The solutions we use contain DHA and other added ingredients to ensure a natural looking, long lasting tan. Your will instantly see your new tan which will continue to develop over the next four to eight hours.
Q: Will I turn orange or look orange?
A: No! Your expertly trained technician will ensure that the appropriate blend of solutions isused, which will give you a natural glow.
Q: How long will my spray tan last?
A: It will last anywhere from 5-10 days, depending on how diligent you follow prep and care tan instructions. Moisturizing is very important as well. Remember a spray tan is on the outer layer of the skin, so anything you do to cause exfoliation will fade the tan quicker. It is imperative that you moisturize at least 2 times a day and avoid hot baths, pools, and hot tubs.
Q: What happens if I get wet or sweat after my spray tan session?
A: If this happens, you should lightly pat down your skin with a makeup sponge or a towel, continue to let your skin dry and any unevenness will smooth out once you have showered.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Yes! Spray tanning is a safe and effective procedure. DHA has been approved for cosmetic use by the FDA and is considered non toxic & non carcinogenic. We offer nose plugs and lip protection per the FDA guidelines.
Q: What is the active ingredient?
A: DHA, (Dihydroxyacetone) is often derived by plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane and by the fermentation of glycerin. The DHA reacts with the amino acids in the dead layers of the skin. The DHA combines with the amino acids to form brown colored melanoids. It is NOT absorbed into the body and is non-toxic.
Q: Is DHA harmful or toxic?
A: No! DHA (dihydrozyacetone) has been in self-tanners and makeup for over 30 years. Our solution will not harm you in anyway. If your skin is somewhat sensitive, you may have a tingling feel to your skin, which will go away slowly. The DHA reacts with the proteins in your skin to develop your tan.
Q: How does the DHA make you darker?
A: The DHA solution causes the proteins in the outside layer of your skin to react with the oxygen in the air, resulting in a bronzing effect. This is a natural chemical reaction and enhancement as the DHA develops with your skin’s amino acid.
Q: I always burn in the sun and never tan. Can I still get a natural looking spray tan?
A: Absolutely! If you are someone who always burns in the sun and therefore has never been able to tan, you can achieve a sunless tan. You will be sprayed with a natural looking solution designed for fair skin.
Q: Can I get a spray tan if I have sensitive skin?
A: The solution we use is hypoallergenic- designed specifically for hypersensitive skin. It is oil free, alcohol free with minimal ingredients unlike other spray tan solutions. If you have any known allergies to sunless tanning please consult with a physician.
Q: Can I spray tan if I am pregnant?
A: Most people are suitable to have a spray tan. We suggest that pregnant women consult with a doctor prior to scheduling an appointment.
Q: Will I still need sunscreen after my spray tan?
A: YES! There is no SPF protection from a spray tan. You will not be protected against UV rays and will still burn.
Q: Can I apply makeup and go out after being spray tanned?
A: Yes you can. However do not wash your face before the 4-8 hours or you will be removing your spray tan. The solution we use contains an instant bronzer which gives you a healthy looking tan while you’re developing. Just give yourself a good hour or two to ensure you are fully dry and comfortable before getting dressed. I also suggest wearing dark clothing during this time as the bronzer can stain light colored clothing.
Q: What does it mean to exfoliate?
A: There are many products out there to exfoliate the skin. If you do not have any you can simply use a washcloth and soap. Plastic luffahs do not exfoliate the skin. We recommend exfoliating gloves with warm water and soap. That way you avoid products that contain oils which can block the solution.
Q: Can I wear make-up during my spray tanning session?
A: Although it is not our preferred method, we can apply the solution over make-up. However keep in mind that the make-up will act as a barrier and not allow the DHA to reach the skin cells.
Q: If I have freckles, light skin, or varicose veins, will spray tanning hide them?
A: Yes, spray tanning will help to a certain degree to help conceal them. It provides a less noticeable appearance than without tanning.
Q: Why are tanning beds/excessive sun exposure bad for me?
A: Whether it comes from the sun or from artificial sources such as sun lamps and tanning beds, ultraviolent radiation is linked to skin cancers and to other sorts of skin damage, particularly premature skin aging, reports the September 2009 issue of Harvard Women’s Health Watch.
According to this report, the following was found.
Ultraviolet radiation is one part of the spectrum of light that reaches the earth from the sun. The longer ultraviolet rays (UVA), which penetrate deep into the skin, are responsible for tanning. Shorter rays (UVB) damage superficial skin cell layers, causing sunburn. Tanning beds use fluorescent bulbs that emit mostly UVA, with smaller doses of UVB. The amount of UVA radiation emitted in a tanning bed is up to three times more intense than the UVA in natural sunlight, and the UVB intensity in tanning beds approaches that of bright sunlight.
There’s mounting evidence of a link between tanning bed use and all skin cancers. In 2002, a study found that use of an indoor tanning device was associated with a 50% increase in the risk of basal cell carcinoma and a more than 100% increase in the risk of squamous cell carcinoma. In 2007, an international cancer research organization found that people who started indoor tanning before age 35 had a 75% greater risk of developing melanoma, a serious and sometimes life-threatening cancer.