Tanning FAQ’s

How does Airbrush tanning work?

A professional from Walkin’ on sunshine will distribute a customized tanning formula all over your body using an Airbrush Spray System. This formula contains an active ingredient called DHA (dihydroxyacetone) which is approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for sunless tanning.  The amino acids on the most outer layer of the skin will naturally interact with the DHA creating a natural and healthy looking tan!

Is DHA safe?

DHA has been FDA approved for personal care use for over 20 years.  There are no harmful effects other than minor skin irritation for those who are allergic.  Allergies to DHA are rare.

How should I prepare prior to tanning?

Exfoliate with a good body scrub product (such as amber sun’s body scrub), the day/night before you sunless-tan. Removal of loose, dead, dry skin cells will help provide even application of sunless solution which will improve and extend your tanning results. Moisturize!

Avoid using bar soap if possible. Before tanning, your skin should be clean and dry with no soap residue, which will interfere with your tan.

It is recommended you shave the day before you tan as solution will stick to body hair which will reduce the effectiveness of the spray and potentially leave an un-even spray.

Do not apply deodorant, lotions or perfumes to skin prior to tanning. For best results, please come as clean and natural as possible.  We also recommend you remove makeup before the tanning process, and take off jewelry.

How do I maintain my tan?

Please wait at least 6 hours (I would recommend 8 hrs.) before showering, swimming or engaging in vigorous physical activity to allow DHA fully activate.

Avoid wearing tight fitting clothing as it may cause lines in your tan. Remember, the cosmetic bronze that you see will wash off with first shower, to reveal your natural healthy tan.

Be gentle with your skin while washing after you have gotten your sunless tan, do not scrub.

Moisturize! The use of Tan Extending moisturizers (Amber Sun Pro-Long) is a great way to extend the color of your Sunless Tan.

Will my tan look orange or fake?

No way! A customized fine mist is sprayed evenly all over the body leaving you with a very natural and healthy looking tan! Remember, the cosmetic bronze that you see will wash off with first shower, to reveal your natural glow.

What kind of results can you expect?

The immediate bronzer will produce immediate color which will later wash off.  The DHA should result in a tan that is 1 to 2 shades darker.

How much Airbrush Tan solution is used per spray tan?

Approximately 2 to 4 ounces are used per spray tan.

How long does the tanning process take?

The tanning process will take about 25 minute’s total which includes about 15 minutes for the spray and then about 10 minutes of drying time.

How long will my tan last?

Schedule your next Tanning appointment! Your sunless tan will look its best the first 3 days and will gradually fade just like a real tan. Everyone is different, the average sunless tan last anywhere from 5-7 days and even longer if properly maintained.