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 goes brown – just the same as an apple does when you have bitten it!
Is spray tanning safe?
Yes! It is considered nontoxic and noncarcinogenic. We have been recommended by the Skin Cancer Organization and American Academy of Dermatology.
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. Our Aviva Labs tan extender moisturizing crème with help extend your tan the best.
Removing a Sunless Tan
For larger areas, soak in warm water with lemon juice and baking soda. Follow with exfoliation.