Ok, so how it works… It’s a professional spray application all over the body (yes, you would have to strip down to your underwear :o)
The fake bake solution (famous in US/UK and amongst celebrities) is atomised into a cooling vapour and then lightly sprayed on the body in an airbrush fashion ensuring an even application. One of the active ingredients in the solution , Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), causes a chemical reaction with the amino acids on the outermost top layer of skin to produce a natural looking bronzed tan - much like the sun does but without UVA and UVB damage to the skin. Its completely safe (trust me I’m a doctor!) – no UV exposure, skin reactions, ageing etc..) and it lasts about 5-10 days. This is not like a lotion where it can appear orange, streaky, and fake. The way the tan fades and the length of time it lasts is dependent on how each person naturally loses his or her skin. Regular moisturising is essential to prolong the duration of the tan, especially during hotter months or in dry climates. Best have the tan 24 hours before you plan to show off your bronzed skin. For best results, you’ll need to exfoliate the skin (esp. knees and elbows) prior to the application so you remove the dead skin cells. Any other queries, let me now!
Sparkles, Oct 2, 2008 @ 15:46