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At Airbrush Tan By Hand we custom blend our tanning solution to match your natural skin tone. Our solution contains DHA.

DHA (dihydroxyacetone) is a colorless 3-carbon sugar, which causes a mild chemical reaction with the surface cells of the skin when applied. A browning, or tanning, effect is produced. DHA does not damage skin -- it only affects the outermost cells of the epidermis. DHA carries less health risks than any other method to achieve a tanned appearance without sun exposure. DHA has been approved for sunless tanning by the FDA.

How long will my tan last?

The bronzing tint in the tanning solution will appear instantaneously as your technician applies your tan. Maximal darkening may take 8-24 hours to develop. Your tan will last until your skin naturally exfoliates and will last a minimum of 5-7 days with a single application. Depending on how well you stay moisturized, how much (or how little) you sweat, and how much time you spend in water, your tan can last up to 2 weeks.


DHA was added to the FDA's list of approved cosmetic products in the 1970s. It is approved as a color additive for the purpose of adding color to the human body. The use of DHA in cosmetics is restricted to external application. It is not doctor recommended to use cosmetic tanning solution during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Precautions and Side Effects

DHA self-tanners DO NOT provide significant protection to your skin against the sun. Despite darkening of the skin, an individual is just as susceptible to harmful UV rays. DHA reacts quickly in the outer epidermis and will not have significant systemic absorption.

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