VersaSpa Sunless Tanning FAQs

There are a lot of myths out there about tanning and spray tans and even more questions. So if you’re new to the tanning experience, you may be more than a little bit hesitant to make the trip to Nova Tans. And that’s understandable. But what we want you to know is that we’re all about safety and making sure that everyone is comfortable with the equipment. At our Windsor tanning salon, we use only the best equipment to give you a beautiful tan.

If you’re interested in getting a spray tan, you can be confident in our VersaSpa bed. Learn more here by watching a tutorial video and continue reading some frequently asked questions.

Will my skin look orange?

After seeing many people with orange skin on the beach, it’s reasonable to be a little worried about this. But don’t worry, your skin will not look orange. The technology used in the VersaSpa is designed for a natural, bronze color and our experienced salon staff can help you choose the right level of solution to match your skin tone.

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What is DHA?

We briefly covered this is a previous blog, but here it is again. DHA is short for Dihydroxyacetone, which is an active ingredient in sunless tanners, tinted moisturizers, and spray tan solutions. DHA is a monosaccharide sugar, which is often derived from beets or sugar cane. While DHA is FDA approved, they do recommend using goggles to prevent eye contact.

What happens if sunless tanning solution gets in the eyes?

First, it’s important to follow all safety processes and to ensure the solution isn’t used around the eyes. If your eyes are feeling irritated after a session, splash your eyes with water. Nova Tans will supply goggles to protect your eyes during your session.

Will swimming affect my tan?

If you’re swimming in a chlorinated pool or salt water, your tan could fade or streaks could appear. However, showering, bathing, or exercising won’t affect your spray tan.

How long does VersaSpa Last?

Depending on the solution that you choose and the condition of your skin, the spray tan could last up to 7 days.

How long should I wait to shower?

For the best results, it’s recommended that you wait eight hours to shower after your spray tan is completed. The minimum amount of time to wait is four hours. If you don’t wait long enough to allow the DHA to set in, it could cause the tan to be less intense.

Will the formula stain my clothing?

Clothes that you wear after the session will not be stained. The spray tan solution is water soluble and will wash out in the laundry. However, don’t wear your favorite underwear during the session as they could be permanently stained.

If you’re headed out to a special event, wedding, or winter vacation, a spray tan is a quick and effective way of getting a beautiful color. Visit Nova Tans in Windsor for experienced and friendly tanning salon staff who only want the best for your skin. If you have any other questions about our VersaSpa equipment or the process, please give us a call.

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