How was spray tanning discovered?
DHA was discovered in the 1920s by German scientists. When the chemical came in contact with the skin accidentally, they noticed a brown hue developed. The color change could not be washed off with soap and water.
Eva Wittgenstein was the first person to experiment with DHA as a tanning agent. She was a scientist working at the University of Cincinnati when she discovered the effects of DHA on the skin. It was being used to treat children with immune diseases when she noticed the children appeared to have been sitting in the sun following treatments. Wittgenstein experimented with applying DHA to different areas of her skin to see how it reacted.
In 1960, the first sunless tanning lotion hit the market. You applied the product overnight and washed it off the next morning. These lotions did not work quite the way people thought they would. Many people were left with orange skin. Because of this, sunless tanning lotions did not become a big seller.
DHA was registered with the Food and Drug administration in 1973 and in the 1980’s manufacturers revamped the sunless tanning lotion products. Using better ingredients allowed them to produce a product that gave consumers the desired result, tan skin.
Since this time, people have been in search of perfect application methods. Hand applying lotions left you with streaks that were not visible until the color fully developed. Spray tanning became an ideal solution. The tan is sprayed on to ensure even results.
Having a Double Dip is the most effective way to. Our double dip at includes a UV tan and a spray tan, that can be completely customized to your tanning goals and personal preferences.
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Having a UV tan before your spray tan will allow for your
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