The solution has been approved for external use by the FDA; however, you should avoid getting it in your eyes, mouth or nose.
The solution used in spray tanning is called Dihydroxyacetone or DHA. It’s is a colorless sugar that interacts with the skin cells located in the epidermis (outermost layer of your skin). As the sugar interacts with the dead skin cells, a color change occurs. This change usually lasts about 7-10 days from application.
I can do a tan in about 15 minutes, however I usually take 15-20 to be sure your tan is completed thoroughly. The time it takes to enter the location, disrobe, have a consultation, spray tan, dry and re-dress is about 30 minutes.
Most spray tans last roughly 7 to 10 days, though certain factors can extend or shorten that period.
Every day, millions of dead skin cells are sloughed off or worn away from the surface of your skin. This is the same area where the solution interacts with your skin to create the tanning effect. Every 35 to 45 days, you have an entirely new epidermis. This is why tans from sunless or self-tanning lotions will gradually fade – as the dead cells are worn away, so is your tan. The more you moisturize the longer your tan will last.
No. Only moisturizing and following prep/aftercare tips well can extend the life of your tan.
No. Spray tan solution doesn't have any kind of sunblock in it. If you are going out, put on sunblock.
If you are attending a special event you should be sprayed one of two days before the actual event. This allows time for the tan to fully activate and settle. You also have at least two showers to remove bronzers that may be left on the skin so as not to stain your garment for the event.