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Frequently Asked Questions



What is Airbrush Tanning?
Airbrush tanning is the easiest way to apply the active ingredient DHA(a colorless derivative of sugar cane which is FDA approved. The fine mist ensures a more perfect even application to the skin surface and since there is no rubbing; streaking or patchines is avoided. Application process takes about 15 minutes. Service may be offered in a booth or by a hand held system.


Airbrush vs. Regular Tanning?
Melanocytes produce pigment granules throughout the basal layer of the epidermis when stimulated by the sun and during the process there is uv ray exposure. Below the basal layer is the dermis. Pigment is produced above the basal layer given the entire epidermis a tanned look. Airbrush tanning also darkens the epidermis above the basal layer, when the DHA(dihydroxyacetone) reacts with the aminoacids and amino groups of the keratin forming brown color compounds. The process takes place in the outer layer of the epidermis with the advantage of no uv-sun exposure. It also last as long 7 to 10 days. A bronzer may be used to extend an existing tanned look.


Is it Safe?
Consumer Reports, February -05- issue reported spray tanning as a great alternative to sun bed tanning and panelists were satisfied with the results of the tanned look effects. Sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 still needs to be applied when in the sun since healthier "fake tans" do not produce extra melanin for sun protection.


What are the Advantages?
Airbrush tanning produces quicker results, provides a healthier alternative to UV Tanning, and also may complement an existing tan. It's safer, no added wrinkles, no added cancer threat, FDA approved, and shown to produce a Golden Natural tan look.



To read more about this topic, visit:
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/cos-tan4.html

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