Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive on a daily basis. If you can’t find an the answer to your question below, please feel free to call us at (215) 588-8891.

How does Airbrush Tanning work?

Sunless tanning is a temporary bronzing of the skin. The active ingredient that creates this appearance is DHA (Dihydroxyacetone). DHA is derived from natural sugar cane which interacts with the proteins and amino acids on the outer layer of the skin to produce a brown color.

Why should I do Airbrush tanning instead of UV Tanning?

In addition to the instant tan you receive with an airbrush tan, there are no harmful side effects (i.e. skin cancer, early skin aging). Our solution is enriched with potent age fighting, skin firming, and cell rejuvenating properties.

Will my airbrush tan protect me from the sun?

NO! Sunless tanning solutions do not have sunscreen protection, and will not protect you from damaging effects from UV exposure. Whenever you go into the sun you should always apply a sunscreen!

If I am pregnant, can I still receive an airbrush tan?

Important: All of our solutions are organic and natural!

DHA is FDA approved and only penetrates the outermost layer of the skin. There is no evidence that DHA is harmful. However, we do recommend that you consult with your physician first. A doctor’s note is needed for our technician to perform the tan.

How deep a tan can I get from an airbrush session?

Many people think that the darker the tan the better. Our goal at Sunboat Tan is to provide a natural looking tan. Your airbrush technician will assess your skin and suggest the shade that will best suit your needs. Only one application is needed to achi