The principle tanning agent used in all self tanning products is Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). This ingredient, which is derived from sugar beets, reacts with the amino acids in the skin to create the darkening or tanned appearance on the surface of the skin. The development of color takes anywhere from 2-4 hours and the intensity of color depends on DHA concentration in the product as well as each person's skin characteristics. The color will gradually fade through natural skin exfoliation just like a natural tan from the sun.
The FDA has approved DHA for external application on the skin. For misting applications, the FDA recommends protective measures be taken to guard against mist inhalation, ingestion, and contact with eyes. Eyewear, nose plugs, and foot and hair protection are included in your session. You may purchase disposable bra and/or underwear for $2.
The appointment takes 15-20 min. Each appointment is set for 30 min for extra time. If you are more than 15 min late, we may not be able to accommodate you.
We strongly suggest waiting at least 12 hours with the Standard spray. If you are doing Express, the wait time is only 1-4 hours!
You are welcome to wear as little or as much as you are comfortable with, however undergarments are strongly recommended per FDA guidelines.
The “life span” of a sunless tan depends on your skin’s natural exfoliation. On average, spray tans last about 7-10 days. Pre and post care are extremely important to increase the longevity of your tan.
Spray tan solutions do not contain any SPF and your skin is not protected. Please be sure to wear a lotion based sunscreen with your SB Spray Tan.
DHA, the active ingredient in spray tan solutions, has never been tested extensively on pregnant or breastfeeding women. We recommend consulting your physician before getting a spray tan. However, wearing a bathing suit top, bra, or disposable can protect the breasts from any spray solution
It is not recommended to get a spray tan if you have a sunburn or you skin is peeling.
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