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Enjoy beautifully tanned skin with the spray tan studio at Uptown Spa in Toronto. Our professional spray-tanning technicians use the most innovative spray tanning equipment to help give you a beautiful bronze glow without the use of UV radiation. If you are preparing for a wedding or other special event, or if you just want to maintain your glowing skin, the experienced tanning technicians at Uptown Spa can help you look and feel your absolute best.

The tanned look is in, but not all of us are blessed with a beautiful bronze skin tone. Tanning beds and getting more sun are always options, but there could be safety concerns with UV exposure. Spray tanning and airbrush tanning are safer options, giving you the look you desire without the UV risks. An air spray tan is also a great way to get an express tan versus spending time in the sun, giving you that organic tan look quickly and easily. Some people return to the spa regularly to maintain their tanned appearance, while others prefer to tan before a special occasion, such as a wedding, or to get a tanned look before going on vacation to a sunny destination. Sometimes called sunless tanning or fake bake, spray tanning is a way to get the look you want safely. You should get a spray tan if you are concerned about the safety of UV radiation, you want an even look free of tan lines, and you want an almost instant tan without the wait. Spray tans can help you get ready for a special occasion fast.

If this is your first spray tan, you are probably wondering how spray tanning works. Applying a spray tan involves special equipment, a booth with spray nozzles to administer the special tanning spray. The solution contains dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which interacts with amino acids in surface skin cells. This produces a brownish color, giving your skin a tanned appearance. You may be able to get different shades of tan, with a choice of solutions to help match your individual skin tone. Spray tanning gives a full-body tanned look, with even coverage including the face, versus airbrush tanning which colours area by area. Uptown Spa can provide you with the best sunless spray tan when you want even coverage in a quick and easy treatment.

The professional-grade spray tan solution at Uptown Spa features a decadent scent to help you relax and enjoy your spa experience. Using a variety of natural ingredients, the tanning solution helps rehydrate and restore your skin’s outer layer, enhancing the look of your healthy glow. Evening primrose oil provides a source of Omega-6 essential fatty acids, which help promote skin hydration, and hyaluronic acid helps hold moisture within the skin to hydrate and lubricate tissues, helping plump your skin’s appearance for a smoother look. Squalene helps reduce water loss from your skin, restoring suppleness and smoothness, and dimethicone uses its anti-aging properties to help restore a velvety soft feel to skin. Vitamin E from botanical extracts, along with white and green tea extracts, provide a powerful antioxidant boost to help minimize the appearance of orange peel in problem areas for a smoother-looking tan. Finally, Panthenol, a form of vitamin B derived from plants, helps moisturize and plump skin for a smooth, even appearance. Other beneficial ingredients in our spray tan solution include algae extract, aloe leaf juice, jojoba seed oil, grape seed oil, sorbic acid, triglycerides, and capryl glycol. The special blend of ingredients in our tanning solution helps moisturize and protect your tanned look to maintain a sun-kissed glow.

Frequently asked questions about spray tanning:

Can I shave before a spray tan?

It is best to shave your legs or other areas you normally shave the same day as or the day before your spray tan. This helps clear excess hair for a more even tan and helps you delay shaving after your spray tan.

What else should I do before a spray tan?

Besides shaving, for better spray tan results, you should exfoliate your skin before your treatment. This helps clear away acne blemishes, rough skin patches, or other skin problems for a more even application of the tanning solution. Avoid applying skincare products containing oil before your spray tan, and shower to remove moisturizers, deodorant, makeup, and other products that could prevent the tanning solution from reaching and penetrating your skin. Coming to your spray tan appointment with clean, clear skin can help you get the best results.

Can I get a spray tan if I have acne?

The tanning solution reacts more with dead skin cells, so it can make acne pimples appear darker than the surrounding skin. This means that tanning with severe acne can cause an unevenly-tanned appearance. It is best to exfoliate your acne-prone skin before your appointment to help clear acne blemishes, giving a smoother base for your tan.

Can I get a spray tan if I am pregnant?

The effects of inhaling the main ingredient in tanning solution, DHA, while pregnant are unknown. This does not necessarily mean it would be harmful, but most people recommend avoiding spray tanning while pregnant just to be on the safe side.

What clothing should I wear to my appointment?

The best clothes to wear after a spray tan are dark, loose-fitting clothes. A darker shade of clothing will be less likely to become discoloured if it comes into contact with the tanning solution on your skin, and the loose fit can help prevent your clothes from rubbing the solution off of your skin. You can usually get spray tanning solution out of clothes by washing them as soon as possible.

What are some tips to care for my spray-tanned skin?

There are a few ways you can help extend your spray tan. Wait at least eight hours after your spray tan to shower or use soap, so that the solution remains on your skin long enough to penetrate and take effect. Avoid scrubbing your skin excessively, since this could prematurely remove the skin cells that have been browned by the tan. It is normal to see some color wash off when you shower after a spray tan. Although you should wait at least eight hours after your spray tan to apply moisturizer, you can apply moisturizer after your shower to help keep your skin from drying and peeling prematurely, keeping the tanned cells in place as long as possible. Following your spray tan technician’s directions can help you keep your skin looking better, longer.

Can I shave after a spray tan?

Try to limit shaving after a spray tan. Shaving can exfoliate your skin, removing the skin cells that have been darkened by the tan. Shaving the morning of or the day before your appointment can help you delay shaving as long as possible after your tan.

Can I exercise after a spray tan?

It is best to avoid exercising, or other activities causing excessive sweating, right after your spray tan. Wait until after you have your first shower, which should be at least eight hours after the tan application.

Can I go tanning if I have a spray tan?

Spray tans do not offer any protection from the sun. You can still get a tan if you have a spray tan since the sun will still penetrate through your darkened skin.

How long does it take a spray tan to show?

The time for a spray tan to show can vary from person to person. The color will usually develop within about an hour or two, with maximum results about three to five hours after the session.

How long does a spray tan last?

How long a spray tan lasts can vary from person to person, and can be affected by following directions before and after your appointment. The tanned look usually lasts about five to seven days, or even up to two weeks, gradually fading as a natural tan would.

How long should I wait between spray tans?

How long you wait between spray tans usually depends on how long your spray tan lasts. If you would like to maintain your tanned look, visit the spa for another spray tan as your skin starts fading, which can be weekly if you wish. How often you choose to spray tan is up to you.

How do I find a spray tanning studio near me?

If you are searching for the best place for a spray tan in Toronto, discover the hidden oasis of Uptown Spa at 801 York Mills Road in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can find us between Don Mills Road and Leslie Street in North York. From downtown Toronto and all across the greater Toronto area, our clients seek the best spray tan studio for the perfect spray tan. Book your appointment online or phone us for more information about our tanning services, including more information about the affordable cost for a full-body spray tan. Our busy spa cannot guarantee walk-in appointments will be available, so call today to schedule your spray tanning session or other spa treatment. Beautifully tanned skin is in your future.

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