Sunless tanning is the liquid application of sunless tanning solution (used for spray tans) to desired areas of your body. When applied, DHA (the active ingredient in sunless tanning solution) reacts with the proteins in the skin’s superficial layer to form a golden brown colour. Your skin begins to darken two to three hours after application and reaches its peak colour within 24 hours. The colour will gradually fade through natural exfoliation, just like a tan from the sun.
The tan lasts approximately 5-10 days (even longer for some), depending on a person's activities,
aftercare and condition of skin. The proper method of exfoliation prior to your tan application is the
most important factor relating to your tan longevity. With follow up applications, a person can
maintain the tan indefinitely. Using a tan extending lotion on the skin daily will help extend tanning
results while keeping the tan looking healthy and glowing. Keep in mind many over the counter
products, exercise, skin conditions and hormones may create uneven post-tan fading. A sunless
tan is not a long term commitment, so it is great to try for the first time!