Tanning Instructions

Belloccio Sunless Tanning Airbrush System

Safe, easy and effective, the complete Professional Belloccio Sunless Tanning Airbrush System is designed to deliver a DHA sunless tanning solution - the only safe alternative to UV tanning. The Belloccio System offers a terrific way to create your own "perfect tan". This manual is designed to help you utilize and maintain your airbrush. It contains important equipment usage instructions, please keep it for your reference.

Quick Start Instructions

System Set up

Practice Guide

    1. Turn on the airbrush and choose the high mode. Air will flow from the airbrush even without the trigger being utilized. Try the airbrush on your skin so you understand the feeling of air only.
      Tip(s): Hold the airbrush like a pen, using your index finger to pull the trigger; the airbrush should be 6-8 inches away from the surface of your skin.
    2. Add water to the airbrush cup. Pull back the trigger behind the cup and begin the flow of water. Now, spray the water on your skin to experience how the tanning solution will feel.
    3. Practice moving the airbrush in an overlapping circular motion. The further back the trigger is pulled, the more tanning solution comes out.
Tip: Always keep the brush moving so the tanning solution will not pool and appear blotchy, or create stripes.
    • Choose the color you need: The Belloccio Sunless Tan Airbrush Tanning System is designed to work best with our OCEAN Professional Salon "DHA" Sunless Tanning Solutions. Alternative solutions may prove to be too thick or thin for optimal spray performance. Drugstore DHA products generally contain 3-5% amounts of DHA – professional compositions contain 5%-15%.
      • OCEAN Professional Salon "DHA" Sunless Tanning Solutions are as listed below:
        • 8.5%, medium and dark (works best for fair skinned individuals)
        • 12.5%, medium and dark (works best for darker skinned individuals)
        To help you get the best tanning results, the OCEAN Solutions contain (Dark) Bronze and Natural (Medium) Bronzing "color components" that provide a temporary and immediate bronze color to visually aid you in the even application of the tanning solution while also providing you an instant "look" of being tanned. A Clear solution is available for those who are comfortable with the application process and do not need visual clues to avoid blotches and stripes as they apply the solution with their airbrush.
Tip(s): Using Solutions with bronze color guides is recommended for most users. Using a clear solution is only recommended once you have mastered all of your spraying techniques and are confident that you can spray all areas without the color guide.
Remember, your skin sheds its cells every three days. Your tan will only last as long as it takes for you to shed the outer dead layer of the epidermis.
You can extend your tan when you:
  • reapply the sunless - or self-tanner about every three days to maintain your "tan," or
  • extend your usage to every one or two weeks using a "tan-extender lotion" (OCEAN Body Tanning Extender Lotion) between sprays to keep your tan looking dark and rich.

Prepare your skin

  • Shower and exfoliate (OCEAN SUGAR SCRUB) to eliminate the surface skin that is ready to slough off. If possible, apply nail polish or a clear polish to your nails to prevent the possibility of discoloration.
  • Apply no lotions, creams, makeup or other products to the skin, and do not wear jewelry that could block the tanning solution from penetrating or cause an uneven application or streaking. Wear an older, dark colored bathing suit or undergarments - planning ahead as to where you want to create your tan lines - if any. It’s generally best for long hair to be tucked into a hairnet or to be tied up away from the face and neck.
  • Wear loose fitting clothes after you apply the tanning solution. It is less likely to wear off the tanning product and temporary bronzing guide colors. It is slightly possible that the garments you wear could become stained by the tanning solution depending on the type of fabric - especially if made of white or light colored natural fibers. Avoid sitting on light colored or leather furniture for several hours especially if perspiring or in humid climates, as this could transfer the still-active solution to materials and discolor them. Wash all garments after the tanning time is complete.

Follow these precautions

  • Avoid allowing the mist into YOUR eyes, nose or mouth
  • Avoid other sensitive tissues as some people may have a sensitivity to one or more of the ingredients listed on the product label (rarely)
  • Avoid inhaling the spray mist
  • If there is a reaction, irritation or other apparent effects are observed, discontinue exposure and consult your physician

Apply your Tan

Apply the Tan to a Client

Begin spraying the face with a light coat moving down the neck to the chest. If starting with the face makes you or the client uncomfortable, reverse this first step - chest, neck - then face.

Apply Your Spray

How to Maintain your Tanning Equipment

After you complete your tan, rinse and clean the fluid cup with clean water. Add several drops of a mild liquid cleaner and spray the cleaning solution through the brush into the sink or onto a paper towel or tissue until you are confident that all of the tanning solution has been washed from the airbrush. Unscrew the fluid cup and dry it. Spray the airbrush until only dry air comes through. Do not leave tanning solution in the fluid cup/airbrush overnight.

To clean the Airbrush System:

  1. Twist off the back end or "handle" of the brush.
  2. Unscrew, but do not remove, the "needle chucking nut"
    (this is what holds the needle in place)
  3. Gently remove the needle.
  4. Clean it by pulling the needle over a paper towel or tissue that you have added a few drops of cleaning solution or water to.
  5. While the needle is separate from the airbrush, remove the needle cap and use a cotton swab (add 2 drops of water to the swab) to clean any tanning residue on the edges of the cap. Buildup of product could obstruct or diminish the fine atomization of the tanning solution on the next use.
  6. Gently replace the needle (1), tapping the end to make certain it is properly inserted. Tighten the needle chucking nut (2).
  7. Replace the handle, your airbrush is clean.

Special Tips:

  • Sputtering - If you have cleaned your airbrush and sputtering still occurs, it may be caused by airbrush parts not being properly tightened. The following components should be checked: the needle cap (1), the nozzle cap, (2) the nozzle (3), and the needle chucking nut (4).
  • Automatic Spraying - If the tanning solution sprays without the trigger being pulled, it most likely is caused by the needle not being inserted properly into the airbrush.
  • To throughly clean the fluid passage, occassionally you will need to remove the nozzle (#3) with the Spanner Wrench that is included with the airbrush, and carefully clean any product residue on the nozzle and in the needle space.

 

How to Fold the Tanning Tent

  • Method 1: Standard Technique (Shown in the picture below and the video above)
  • Method 2: Alternate Technique
    1. First collapse the tent to form a single flat panel by bringing one the front corners into the opposite back corner of the tent together. Fold the two panels together to form a single flat panel.
    2. Put the top of the tent on the floor and hold the tents bottom up in the air with each hand on the opposite side bands of the tent. Fold bottom of the tent in half to a "U" shape towards the top, then continue bending all the way down so that the tents bottom touches just inside the edge of the tents top.(Note: This process will also work the same if the bottom is on the floor and the top is folded towards the bottom.)
    3. Now twist and invert the side bands while pushing down towards the floor while also pulling the side bands towards your feet, so that one loop crosses over the other and tent will colapse into 3 circular bands. (Note: Reversing your hand positions on the side bands after the tent is folded in half, makes it easier to twist and invert them). The tent is now ready to store into you carrying bag.
  • Method 3: Advanced Technique
    Once you have mastered the basic technique of folding the tent, you should be able to move on to the advanced technique of folding the tent. The advanced techniuque allows you the fold the tent in one continuous motion using the same instructional steps in Method 2, but applying them while holding the whole tent in the air with the bottom panel against your chest. The tent is now ready to store into you carrying bag.

Tanning Solution Information

A complete line of sunless tanning products tailored to help you achieve and maintain that healthy, rich and golden tan without the exposure to dangerous U.V. rays. Ocean Sunless Tanning Solution gives your skin a rich golden tan while addressing the fundamentals for skin hydration and daily anti-aging issues.

  • Ingredients such as CoQ10, Collagen, Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid help diminish wrinkles, bind moisture, strengthen and help repair environmentally damaged skin cells
  • Aloe Vera based formula to aid in skin moisturization and preventing dried out skin
  • The Organic DHA and other natural botanical additives will leave your skin with a deep rich golden bronze tan within hours and it will last longer than any competitors solution
  • Applies evenly with no running, streaking or orange spotting
  • Fast drying formula with no sticky after feel
  • Fresh European Citrus Fragrance
  • Paraben Free

Advantages of Ocean "DHA" Tanning Solutions:

  • Formulated in 8.5% and 12.5% of 100% Pure Organic DHA to fit the varrying skin types
  • The Organic DHA and other natural botanical additives will leave your skin with a deep rich golden bronze tan within hours and it will last longer than any competitors solution
  • Has the optimum ratio of DHA and Erythrulose to produce a beautiful natural looking tan.
  • Applies evenly with no running, streaking or orange spotting
  • Fast drying formula with no sticky after feel
  • Both the medium and dark bronzer guides provide immediate color to aid in even application
  • Aloe Vera based formula to aid in skin moisturization and preventing dried out skin
  • Provides an even, gentle and gradual natural fade
  • Fresh european citrus fragrance
  • Paraben free and alcohol free

Ingredients Include:

  • 100% Pure Organic DHA (Dihydroxyacetone): The active ingredient that reacts with the skin to create the tan
  • Erythrulose: A natural sugar that helps to prolong and produce a beautiful natural tan when the optimum ratio is mixed with the DHA
  • Matrixyl 3000 (Peptides): Known as a anti-aging ingredient.
  • Collagen: Is a type of protein found in the skin. Collagen works in tandem to keep the skin tight and elastic. Used as a anti-aging ingredient.
  • Aloe Vera: Known for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties, and also aids in skin moisturization
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Known for its level of moisturizing the skin
  • Green Tea: Contains a high level antioxidant polyphenols, (a very potent antioxidant)
  • CoQ10: Is a vitamin like substance in all human cells and responsible for cell production of the body’s energy.
  • Ginkgo Biloba: A potent antioxidant that helps promote blood flow.

Turbo Tan offers a full selection of Ocean Professional Salon "DHA" Tanning Solutions that will allow you to spray tan the full range of skin tone complexion types from fair to olive to deep bronze skin tones).

  • 8.5% DHA Tanning Solution with Medium (Natural) Bronzer Color Guide: Our most popular tanning solution. It works best with fair to medium complexion skin tone types (light skin, skin that sunburns, mild to medium tone skin, etc...) and provides a rich natural looking bronze tan.
  • 8.5% DHA Tanning Solution with Dark Bronzer Color Guide: Works the same as our 8.5% DHA Solution with Medium (Natural) Bronzer Color Guide, but provides a darker bronze color guide. Beginners love it, as they can easily see if the solution was applied evenly and if any spots were missed.
  • 8.5% Clear DHA Tanning Solution (No Color Guide): Works the same as our 8.5% DHA Solution with Medium or Dark Bronzer Color Guide, but does not provide any color guide. Commonly used by those with spray tanning experience, as there is no room for error because of the lack of a color guide will prevent you from seeing if the solution was applied evenly and if any spots were missed. Clear solution prevents clothing from getting stained.
  • 12.5% DHA Tanning Solution with Medium (Natural) Bronzer Color Guide: Works best with medium to dark complexion skin tone types (olive, caribbean, latin, mediterranean, etc.) and provides a rich natural looking golden bronze tan.
  • 12.5% DHA Tanning Solution with Dark Bronzer Color Guide: This very popular solution works the same as our 12.5% DHA Solution with Medium (Natural) Bronzer Color Guide, but provides a darker bronze color guide. The Dark Bronzer Guide makes it much easier see if the solution was applied evenly and if any spots were missed on darker complextion skin tones.
  • DHA (Dihydroxyacetone): The active ingredient that reacts with the skin to create the tan. The 8.5% and 12.5% DHA in our Ocean Tanning Solutions react with the skin to create natural looking bronze tans for every level of skin tone complexion types. Tip: See our chart for choosing the appropriate sunless tanning solution by skin type below!
  • Bronzing Color Guides: Color Guides are there to provide an immediate bronze color to aid you in even application while also providing the client an instant look of being tanned, even before the DHA in the tanning solution completes it's tanning reaction with the skin. The medium color guide provides a natural bronze color guide when sprayed. The dark color guide provides a dark bronze color guide when sprayed.

OCEAN Professional Salon "DHA" Tanning Solutions are ideal for use in:

  • Airbrushing Systems - HVLP Turbine Sprayer Systems - Spray Tanning Booths
  • Available in Pints, Quarts, 1/2 Gallons, Gallons or in a 4 oz. 4 Solution Variety Pack.

Turbo Tan also has a complete selection of tanning accessories, including: tanning tents, exfoliators, tanning wear, booster drops, tan extenders and many other tanning products for use before, during or after a spray tanning session.

Choosing the Appropriate Solution by Skin Type

Type I

    • Very Light Skin. Usually burns and has a very difficult time tanning.
    • When exposed to the sun the skin will redden and freckle, age spots will darken.
  • Suggest Sunless Tanning Product to use:
    • Low DHA percentage such as a 8.5%.
    • Color guide that is in the medium range. Ocean Medium color guide has red hues and looks natural on skin types one and two.

Type II

    • Similar to Type One. May hold a tan for a short amount of time.
    • This type of skin will hold a tan for a few days, however this skin type still burns very easily.
  • Suggest Sunless Tanning Product to use:
    • Low DHA percentage such as a 8.5%
    • Color guide that is in the medium range. Ocean Medium color guide has red hues and looks natural on skin types one and two.

Type III

    • Tans with some color but still has tendencies to burn.
    • Type three skin holds a tan for several days. Usually this skin type has some olive skin tones.
  • Suggest Sunless Tanning Product to use:
    • DHA percentage such as a 8.5% or 12.5% may be used. (Experiment to see what is best for you)
    • Color guide that is in the medium to dark range.
    • If you have some olive tones then you may want to experiment with the dark color guide.

Type IV

    • Skin type with Caribbean, Latin or Mediterranean complexion.
    • Olive skin that will always tan a golden brown color. This skin type is the envy of all skin types.
    • Will hold a tan for a week or better. Tans a golden rich brown color.
  • Suggest Sunless Tanning Product to use:
    • DHA percentage such as a 12.5% is used often with Type 4 skin. Use a color guide that is dark.
    • Ocean dark color guide has brown tones that look natural and give that rich chocolate glow.

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