What is DHA?
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is the main active ingredient in all sunless tanning preparations. It has no known toxicity and has been approved for cosmetic use worldwide. It may be used alone or combined with other tanning components such as erythrulose. DHA is considered the most effective sun-free tanning additive. History lesson – DHA (naturally derived from sugar cane) used to be given to children who suffered from a rare condition where they couldn’t naturally produce glucose in their own bodies. The children were spoon fed the sugar derivative which was sometimes spilled onto the skin. Healthcare workers noticed that the skin turned brown after a few hours. Thus the tanning effects of DHA were discovered!!
Can you get a spray tan during pregnancy?
There are no reports or recommendations in the public domain to suggest that tanning products should be avoided during pregnancy. However, our advice is always the same, we advise against simply because in our opinion it just isn’t worth taking any risks where pregnancy is concerned regardless of how small or unlikely that risk may seem
What sort of tan will I get?
A spray tan will temporarily make your skin a lovely golden brown. The chemical reaction physically changes your skin colour. Our solution has been well-tested in order to ensure that it looks exactly like a natural tan. Even fair-skinned clients who don’t tan easily will benefit from a Suntana spray tan.
Does Suntana spray tan solution contain an instant bronzer or guide colour?
Yes, our solution does contain a bronzer which makes it easy to apply and gives you an instant tanned look the moment you have been sprayed, perfect for those last minute events. The guide colour is then easily washed off a few hours later to reveal a lovely tan. The guide colour is a very good way of gauging the final result, once you are happy with the colour you will find the tan which develops beneath will be very similar
Will it damage my clothes?
You should be aware that DHA can stain silk, nylon and leather clothing. Any clothes put on after the application should also be dark, cotton based and loosely fitted so they will not rub on your new tan. Any colour that rubs off can usually be washed out in a normal wash cycle. Try to avoid putting on closed shoes and socks as they will not only cause your feet to sweat but they will also grind down your tan as you walk.
How long will my spray tan last?
A good spray tan can last up to 10 days if maintained properly
Should I be concerned if I have a skin condition?
Conditions such as Psoriasis or excessively dry skin could cause patchy or uneven results. Care should also be taken to prevent DHA colouration of the hair and nails, barrier creams such as Vaseline are ideal for this