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The Lowdown on Spray Tanning

Spray tanning, a popular method for achieving a sun-kissed appearance without UV ray exposure, has been in existence since the 1960s. This technique involves the application of a mixture containing Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a key active ingredient. DHA reacts with specific amino acids found in the outer layer of dead skin cells, such as arginine, lysine, and histidine, producing melanoidins—brown compounds responsible for the skin's tanned appearance. As dead skin cells naturally shed over time, a spray tan typically lasts around 7 to 10 days.




Unlike UV light, DHA poses no harm to the skin and has gained approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its cosmetic use.


While at-home spray tanning products options are available, visiting a professional tanning salon, such as Bronzefx Sunless (locations in Oakville and Burlington Ontario), for a spray tan applied by a skilled spray tan tech ensures the best results. The advantages of opting for a spray tan include:


1. Immediate, Uniform Tan: Our experienced spray tanning technicians guarantee an even tan application across your entire body.


2. Body Sculpting: Our skilled tanners can use various tan shades to enhance features like abs or minimize imperfections such as cellulite.


3. Customizable: Professional spray tanners can customize the shade and intensity, allowing for a personalized and tailored tan.


4. Skin-Friendly: It is a healthier choice for your skin, as it avoids exposure to harmful UV light.


5. Hydration: Our spray tans include moisturizing elements, providing additional skin hydration and a healthy glow.

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