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Beyond The Beach
Spray Tanning

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long does the appointment take?
A. It takes approximately 25 minutes to meet, spray, and answer questions. Plan on at least 10 minutes to spray and 10 minutes to dry.

Q. Will I see immediate results?
A. Yes. Once you are dry you will see the bronzers; it will take roughly 8 hours to fully develop.

Q. How long will my tan last?
A. Airbrush tans can vary in duration depending on how your skin is prepared beforehand, and how you take care of it after; most last 5 to 10 days. Moisturizing is important, and using a tan extender. Also, every 35 to 45 days you have a new epidermis. Exfoliating, long exposure to water (swimming), and rapid sweating (daily exercise) can all add to your tan fading.

Q. Why should I get a spray tan?
A. If you want a healthy glow without the exposure to UV rays, this is a perfect, healthy way to do it. It can also help even out skin blemishes, and can lessen skin imperfections. Sunless spray tan is great for people with Rosacea who want to hide pink and red splotches.

Q. Can I wear jeans after my spray tan, and will it stain my clothes.
A. Preferably, it's best not to wear jeans. Dark, loose fitting clothes are best until after your first shower. If any clothes, or bedding does stain, it's water soluble and will wash out.

Q. What is DHA?
A. DHA is derived from sugar beets and sugar cane, and instead of a dye, it creates color from a natural reaction with the skin's own amino acids in the top layer of the skin. DHA was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1973 for cosmetic use. It was first used as a skin coloring agent by the Germans.

Q. Is spray tanning safe?
A. Yes! FDA approved dihydroxyacetone (DHA) penetrates only the top layer of the skin. It does not absorb into the body or bloodstream.