If you’re looking to get a sun-kissed glow or you need to give a pale skin a much-needed glow-up, a spray tan is one of the best ways to do it. It is a safer alternative to baking in the sun for 10 hours a day.
DHA is the active ingredient for the spray tan; it is simply a carbohydrate usually extracted from plant sources such as sugar cane or sugar beet. DHA is not a dye or stain. It gives a chemical reaction with amino acid present on the top layer of the skin. It is for cosmetic use and is non-carcinogenic.
A spray tan is fairly a simple method. The very first thing before doing spray tanning is “Exfoliate.” Exfoliate involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin. It is very important to shed off the dead skin for clear longevity of the tan. The skin should be dry, clean, and free of any skincare products.
A thin mist is sprayed onto the area you want to tan. Startup from the one side of the stomach moving to the opposite side slow smooth stroke, then you come down to the hip line moving to the top right-hand shoulder, putting the arm in the starting from slightly over the right-hand side the gun slowly down the arm.
Repeat on the opposite side, turn over the arm and slowly spray over the area. Next comes the breast area slowly and nicely spray over the breast moving down to the legs, starting just above the hip line to the down, pulling the spray gun to the top of the feet. Now its time to tan the feet area by holding the gun higher above the feet and tan faster.
An average spray tan lasts for 7-10 days. It depends on how efficiently you take care of your tan. It even lasts for more days or even fades before the given time. Spray tan mostly depends on the shades. The lighter shade lasts for five days, medium for seven days, and darker shades for ten days.