Sunless tanning is a great alternative to spending long hours laying in in the sun’s harmful rays and risking the increased growth of melanomas (skin cancers) and sun spots as well as other blemishes that can be left on the skin by the sun.

Below are some sunless tanning frequently asked questions and what you need to know to use sunless tanning effectively to help you attain the complexion you want:

Q: What is sunless tanning?

A: Sunless tanning consists of tools that are alternatives to using the sun to help you achieve the complexion you desire. The most common tools used in sunless tanning include tinted moisturizers, self-tanners, and a spray town solution which is called Dihydroxyacetone.

Q: Are sunless tanning products safe?

A: Sunless tanning products have been deemed safe and DHA (the main chemical used in most sunless tanning products) by the FDA for application to exterior skin. It is advised that you do not inhale or ingest sunless tanning products in any way or letting the spray enter your eyes.

Q: How long will my sunless tan last?

A: The average sunless tan will last 5 to 10 days, but will gradually begin to fade before that time. This happens as skin continually regrow itself and the top layer of skin sheds off and is replaced with a new layer of skin.

Q: What if I want my sunless tan to last longer?

A: For tans that are going to last longer apply the sunless lotion once each day and exfoliate before using the spray if at all possible. Hydrated, moisturized skin will be able to hold on to more of the color than dry skin will, thus prolonging the effect of the spray tan substance that you have been using.

Q: If I have allergies or skin sensitivities can I use most sunless tanning products?

A: While sunless tanning products are generally safe it is recommended that you speak to a healthcare professional about your specific allergies and skin sensitivities before using any such products. When you are drying your skin off from any contact with water be sure to dab your skin dry rather than rub it dry as that will cause more of the color to be rubbed off.

When used properly and avoiding contact with the eyes and avoiding inhalation sunless tans can be very safe to use. If you have any questions about the ingredients in the product or the effects it may have on sensitive skin or for people with allergies please contact a healthcare professional.

For more answers to your sunless tanning frequently asked questions , please feel free to contact us.

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