Welcome to Sunless Sensation - Battle Creek's Choice For Airbrush Tanning



What is an airbrush tan and why get one?

Airbrush tanning is the next generation of tanning. It is quick, safe and gives you instant color. Repeated exposure to UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) is damaging and aging to the skin and could lead to skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, spray tanning is the safest and healthiest way to tan. An airbrush tan only takes one session to achieve a tan whereas laying in the sun or use of tanning beds usually takes several sessions to achieve a tan.

How does it work?

Tanning solutions contains the active ingredient, DHA (dihydroxyacetone). It is a colorless sugar that reacts with the proteins in the outer layer of skin and produces a color change. DHA is FDA approved and has been in the cosmetics industry since 1970. Sunless Sensation carries extra light, light, medium, dark, extra dark, organic and a rapid tan solution. We also offer a mobile service where we can come to you, or you can come to our location.

How should I prepare for my spray tan appointment?

To prepare for your sunless tanning session you should shave and exfoliate the day before or morning of your appointment. In order for your skin to absorb the DHA, make sure you don't wear any oils, lotions, perfumes, deodorants or makeup on your skin. Avoid massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, working out or getting wet after your spray tan session. The tan needs to develop over the next 8-10 hours before you can shower. For people with sensitive skin, shave and exfoliate the night before your appointment.

What should I wear and bring to my spray tan appointment?

We recommend you wear a dark colored bathing suit or bra and underwear for your spray tan session. We suggest you wear them inside out or wear an old garment that you don't care if it gets discolored. You can also wear shorts and a tank top if you prefer. Wear what ever you are comfortable in. We deal with all shapes, sizes and ages so please don't feel self-conscious or embarrassed. After your session, wear loose-fitting, dark clothing and bring flip flops, chapstick and a hair tie.

How long will it last?

Your tan will last about 5-10 days. The better condition your skin is in and the more you moisturize the longer your tan will last. Your spray tanning appointment will take a total of 15-20 minutes.

Taking care of your tan

The Following can lighten or make your spray tan blotchy
  • Long hot showers or baths
  • Chlorine pools, hot tubs or salt water
  • Dove soap or shower gels
  • Hair inhibiting lotions
  • Make-up remover products
  • Curel lotion
  • Anti acne products
  • Beta Hydroxy acids
  • Any products/lotions with mineral oil
  • Bug spray, perfumes or body spray when sprayed directly onto the skin

Make sure to do the following to extend your tan
  • Pat dry skin, don't rub
  • Apply lotion 2 times a day
  • Use shower gels, no bar soaps
  • Preserve your tan with our tan extenders, moisturizing lotions or touch up sprays.