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Tanning Questions

  • How does spray tanning work?

    • Your body is sprayed with a solution that contains a certain percentage of DHA (DiHydroxyAcetone), a colorless sugar which reacts with the Amino acids in the dead layers of your skin and over a period of a few hours darkens.

  • Is spray tanning safe?

    • DHA has been approved for cosmetic use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Canadian Health Ministry and most of the EU member nations. It is considered nontoxic and noncarcinogenic. DHA based Sunless tanning has been recommended by the Skin Cancer Organization, American Academy of Dermatology, Canadian Dermatology Association, The American Cancer Society and the American Medical Association.

  • How long does a spray tan last?

    • Your body constantly 'sloughs off' dead skin cells. This is why natural sun tans fade over a few days. Spray tanning only affects the outer skin layer, so again, as your skin cells are naturally shed, the spray tan will fade. Your tan should last 5-10 days, typically 7 days, but longer if you look after your skin by moisturizing every day. However, everyone is different.

  • Can pregnant women spray tan?

    • While there is no medical evidence saying that spray tanning can effect pregnant women, we recommend that anyone with this question consult a physician.

  • Will the solution stain my clothes/bed sheets?

    • No, all that is rubbing off onto your clothes and/or sheets is the cosmetic bronzer that is found in the sunless tanning solution, although we do recommend wearing dark clothing.