Q: What is DHA?
A: DHA is the main tanning ingredient used in sunless tanning solutions. DHA is dihydroxyacetone, a carbohydrate (monosaccharide sugar) compound approved by the FDA for use in externally applied sunless tanning solutions. DHA is usually derived from a vegetable source like beets or sugar cane.It was added to the FDA’s list of approval cosmetic ingredients in the 1970’s.
Q: What should I wear when I am getting spray tanned?
A: You can wear undergarments, a bathing suit or nothing. Your chosen attire should be whatever you are comfortable with.
Q: How long do I need to wait to shower or workout?
A: You can not get wet for 8-10 hours after you get tanned.
Q: How long will my tan last?
A: This depends on several factors including your skin type, skin cycle, lifestyle, and care. It should last for 5-8 days but it has the potential to last longer. The best thing that you can do to increase the longevity of your tan is to keep moisturized (once or twice a day) and stay hydrated. Also, try to avoid activities that speed up your skin’s natural exfoliation process. Keep in mind that long showers/baths, hot tubs, heavy sweating, and swimming in salt water and /or chlorine all tend to dry out your skin.
Q: I have very fair skin, will an airbrush tan still look natural?
A: Yes! We can customize a solution that will work with your specific skin tone. However, if you are new to spray tanning, we suggest selecting a lighter shade for the first session.
Q: Why does my face fade faster?
A: This is due to several reason. First, facial skin in thinner than skin found on other parts of the body. The face is also more exposed to the environment and endures more frequent washing. In addition, makeup, anti-aging creams, astringents, etc. tend to break down the tan more quickly.
Q: I am getting married, when should I get spray tanned?
A: Most brides get tanned 2 days before their wedding.
Q: Will my airbrush tan protect me from the sun?
A: Unfortunately, it does not, so remember your SPF.
Q: Can I get a spray tan if I have a sunburn or my skin is peeling?
A: This might be the one time that we recommend that you’d don’t get a spray tan. Oh, and wear sunscreen next time!