It would have to be the number one question. “Will I go orange”? Or “I don’t want to be
Have no fear! With today's technology and product research there are not many brands that will give you an orange tan. All spray tan has an ingredient called dihydroxyacetone or DHA for short. This is what gives you a “tanned” effect. The DHA works by a colourless 3-carbon sugar that when applied to the skin causes a chemical reaction with amino acids in the surface cells of the skin producing a darkening effect. DHA does not damage skin as it only affects the outermost cells of the epidermis (stratum corneum).
The formula in which the DHA is used gives various tones/bases. At Doll Face we use 2 bases. One is tinted with Green and the other Violet. These tones are used to counteract any orange tones that may appear during the developing process. We use a Green base if your skin tone is on the pink side, or a violet base if you have more of an olive or yellow undertone. The next step is choosing the solution % of DHA. The higher the % of DHA the darker the tan. The final step is the length of time you leave the solution on for. We tend to use a 2-4 hour develop solution. This way you do not need to sleep in it.
It is important to listen to the instructions your Spray Tan Expert gives you! If you leave a 2-4 hour tan on for longer than advised you have a chance of “Over-Developing” this means you have a high chance of going patchy with a brassy look!
So in short, No you shouldn’t go Orange with the correct Spray Tan solution! If you are unsure, check with your Spray Tan expert on which bases they use. (Violet is my go to)