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How do spray tan soloutions work?

Spray tanning temporarily colors the skin. The active ingredient that creates the bronzed effect is DHA (Dihydroxyacetone). DHA is approved by Health Canada and is derived from sugar cane or beet root. This ingredient interacts with the proteins and amino acids found in the top layer of the skin to create the desired tanned color. DHA is the primary ingredient found in all spray tanning solutions and self-tanning products.

Will my complexion look orange?

NO! Giving our clients natural-looking skin complexions is our primary concern! Our solutions have been carefully designed to give you that perfect-looking glow.  Your tanning artist is trained to choose the ideal intensity for your skin. Rest assured, you will never look orange!

What colour intensity should I expect to see after my spray tanning session?

Many believe that a very dark complexion is the result of a successful spray tanning session. At Bella Lash, we advocate natural-looking skin complexions and our specialist are trained to analyze your skin to suggest a shade that corresponds to your skin tone.

How long do results last?

On average, spray tan results last about 10 days. However, the longevity depends on several factors, which include lifestyle habits, daily activities, and skin routines. Sweating excessively while sleeping or spending time in jacuzzis or saunas, taking long baths or showers on a daily basis, participating in activities that may cause excessive sweating (ex: hot yoga), exfoliation, hair removal, or even a lack of skin hydration may cause the product to fade away faster. Follow the maintenance tips and instructions given to you by your tan specialist to maximize your results.

What Products should I avoid before my appointment?

We recommend that you not use depilatory creams, oil-based scrubs or moisturizers on the day of the session. These products could leave residue on your skin and prevent you from achieving an optimal result. You should not wear any makeup, deodorant, cream or perfume during your session. Your skin should be clean and dry.

Am I able to spray tan if i'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

DHA is approved by Health Canada and acts only on the top layer of the skin. NUDA blends are non-toxic and there is no evidence that demonstrates the harmfulness of DHA. However, each pregnancy is different and we strongly recommend consulting your doctor before making an appointment.

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Are there any risks?

Although spray tanning is considered a safe way to get a natural-looking complexion, some people have reported allergic reactions to the DHA components. All of the ingredients found in our NUDA solutions have been validated by Health Canada. If you suspect that you may be allergic to DHA, ask your tan specialist to test the skin on your stomach before performing a full application. Stomach skin is known to react quickly in the case of an allergy and is the ideal area to validate whether your skin will react to the product or not.

Does the solution protect me from UV rays?

No, NUDA’s tinted mists do not contain any UV-protective agents. Our solutions do not protect skin from being sunburned and your skin can still tan. You should always apply sunscreen prior to exposing your skin to the sun.

Will a spray tan affect my tattoos?

No, the spray tanning solutions do not permanently affect your tattoos, but may make your tattoo colors appear darker than usual while the product is active. You can ask your tan specialist to cover your tattoo(s) with barrier cream before applying the solution to prevent the tattoo colors from being prematurely altered.

What clothes should I wear for the session?

While the product is being applied to your skin, you may wear a swimsuit or underwear and bra. We strongly advise that you bring dark-colored, loose-fitting clothes that you can change into at the end of your session. We also recommend that you avoid wearing a bra, stockings or any other tight garments immediately after your session

Will the solution stain my clothing?

Most spray tanning solutions, including NUDA solutions, contain accelerators (bronzers), which provide customers with immediate results. These accelerators are temporary and disappear after the first shower. They can sometimes leave marks on clothing or sheets. The solution is water-soluble and can easily be removed from most fabrics. However, keep in mind that accelerators can stain silk and leather permanently. The solution will not stain your clothes after your first shower, unless you use abundant oil-based products that could pull the solution from your skin (for example, during a massage).

Can I wear nail polish/ fake nails & eyelash extensions to my appointment

Wearing nail polish actually protects your nails from the solution. However, your tan specialist will always apply barrier cream to your nails, to protect them from the solution and prevent them from getting stained by it as well.

As for eyelash extensions, the soloution is water based and not oil based so the tan will not harm them in any way