Frequently Asked Questions
airbrush tanning work?
tanning solution (DHA) reacts with
skin proteins, including amino acids, in the
outermost layer of skin. The
develops brown skin coloring that mimics a natural tan. Skin
coloration takes anywhere from two to four
hours and lasts five to seven days,
depending on skin type and aftercare. The
airbrush tan fades as the dead layers of
skin are naturally exfoliated, just as in
normal sun tanning.
What is DHA?
DHA (dihydroxyacetone) is an organic,
colorless sugar used in airbrush tanning
solutions. It was first approved by
the FDA for cosmetic use in 1973. DHA
reacts with the skin to develop a rich,
natural looking tan.
How will my
skin react to DHA and airbrush tanning?
Everybody's skin reacts differently to DHA,
although most skin reacts very well to
airbrush tanning creating a rich natural
looking tan. Therefore, we
highly recommend a trial session if you are
tanning for a special event. We offer
a special rate on a two session package.
How long will my
airbrush tan last?
your airbrush tan will last five to seven
days, depending on skin type and aftercare.
How long should I
wait between airbrush tan applications?
We recommend waiting seven to ten days
between airbrush applications, your previous
airbrush tan should be gone before your next
Can I airbrush tan
if I have any health conditions?
Pregnant women, nursing mothers, and
diabetics should consult a doctor before
airbrush tanning. If you've ever had a
negative reaction to any type of self
tanning product, you should consult a doctor
before considering airbrush tanning.
What should I wear
to my airbrush tan session?
Select an old, preferably dark bathing suit
or undergarment to wear while being sprayed.
Also remember to bring old, dark-colored,
loose-fitting clothing to wear home.
Avoid tight clothing, jeans, socks, and
shoes directly after your airbrush tan,
these things can hinder the development of
your tan. The tanning solution will
wash out of machine washable clothing.