DHA - (Dihydroxyacetone) DHA is not a dye or a paint
You might think that the DHA in your sunless tanning lotion is simply dying our skin. You might be shocked to learn that this is not the case. Rather, the DHA actually reacts with the amino acids that are in your skin. These amino acids are located in the dead layer of skin that is found on your skin's surface. When the amino acid and the DHA are mixed together, they cause a special reaction to occur. The special reaction that occurs when DHA mixes with your skin's amino acids is called the Maillard reaction producing the accelerated bronzing color. In the tanning world this is instant result, instant gratification.
Development time of 4 to 8 hours
with the solution continuing to develop up to 24. The re-formulated solutions also increase wear time and improved fragrances. We offer 3 different bronzer options in our Versa Pro. There are 3 nozzles as well as heated drying application.
Be freshly showered, shaved, and exfoliated with no lotion on the skin
Showering, shaving and exfoliating the day before are fine, as long as the skin hasn’t been recently moisturized. Make up will hinder absorption on the face.
The life and longevity of your spray tan depends on utilizing products specifically formulated for sunless prep and maintenance.
Avoid hot and long showers
This speeds up the exfoliation process, shortening the life of your spray tan.
Pat towel dry and immediately apply lotion
Use a lotion that is preferably mineral oil and petroleum free like Versa Spa Butter. The more often and more liberally you moisturize, the longer your tan will last and the better it will fade.
How long do they last?
Typically the medium VersaSpa last anywhere from 3 to 5 showers, the dark VersaSpa lasting 5 to 7, as it is not a different solution, just MORE of the solution.
What should I wear?
The booth application itself is completely private so most clients opt to spray tan nude. The solutions are all water soluble and will come out in the wash, but loose fitting and dark clothing is preferable for immediately after a sunless session.