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Backstage Tanning Products

Backstage Tanning Products

Backstage Tanning uses only the most prestige solutions in the spray tanning business. All of our products are from Norvell, the leading true manufacturer in the country. All products contain DHA (Dihydroxyacetone), for those of you unfamiliar with DHA it is the bronzing agent in most sunless tanners and also in bronzer tanning lotions.

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So how does it work you ask? Well, the DHA does not make your skin or your skin cells darker in pigmentation. DHA reacts solely with the stratum corneum (outer layer of skin) level of skin. Within this level you will find the body's acid mantle (the skins natural protective barrier). The acid mantle stores your natural body oils, DHA reacts to the free amino's stored within these oils. When the reaction occurs, the acids turn a slight rusty brown color and continues to darken for up to 16-18 hours. These natural oils within the body (called sebum) are created by your sebaceous glands (create the sebum. Sebum is made up of fat lipids that burst open and then are released through the sebaceous gland. These glands produce oils through our hair follicles to prevent your body from dehydration.

When DHA is applied to the skin; a brown "tan" forms in about 4-6 hours and continues to darken for 16-18 hours. The color of you sunless tan is COMPLETELY INDIVIDUAL. Nothing is absolute when it comes to the variations of skin types, coloration, and how long it will last or how dark you can get. Every skin type is different and this is the reason we use approximations. The color you achieve is a perfect blend of your natural skin tone along with the reaction of the DHA. The tan becomes water-resistant, however exposure to high levels of abrasive soaps, detergent filled body washes and the chlorine in some swimming pools is discouraged. Exposure to such factors will expedite the natural process of exfoliation which on average takes 4-6 days.

Another important factor in achieving a sunless tan is the pH levels of the skin and the formula. In chemistry, pH is a measure of the acidity or basicity of a solution. An alkaline, or high pH in our skin, causes the DHA to become more orang, whereas a slightly acidic pH reduces this color problem turning more golden brown. The optimal pH range for this reaction is 4.8 to 6.0. At Backstage, we use a prep spray that balances the acidity in your skin. It provides the skin with additional free aminios found within the skin that are needed for an all around even tan. The lower the pH of your skin the more golden brown the tan will turn. Also, if the skin's acidity is too high exfoliation will occur more rapidly.

Along with DHA, our solutions contain cosmetic bronzers. Cosmetic bronzers are instant bronzers. Similar to the effects of makeup, cosmetic bronzers are used to add instant color to the skin, evening out tones and hiding imperfections (not that you have any!). Our solutions have water soluble cosmetic bronzers and will wash out of more ordinary fabrics. It is always best to wear dark, loose fitting clothing that is not of a unique nature (such as silk or sequined). Loose fitting clothing combats excessive friction between clothing and skin that can cause rub-off fading around the knees, elbows, and waist. The science behind cosmetic bronzers is to create a beautiful immediate color that has a seamless transition after you rinse in 16-18 hours.

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