A spray tan at Shades Atelier is extremely safe. Sunless tanning works only on the outer layer of the skin, using a colorless sugar referred to as DHA (fancy science – dihydroxyacetone). DHA reacts with the amino acids and oxygen found in the skin to transform the top layer into a golden bronze color. DHA has been approved by the FDA for use in the cosmetic and sunless tanning industry for years. In an enhanced effort to ensure the safest environment, Shades Atelier utilizes state-of-the-art spray equipment eliminating most overspray or what some refer to as the “cloud” they have experienced in other spray booths. If needed, we can provide you a full list of ingredients and we always recommend you speak to your doctor if you have specific questions regarding health and safety.