FDA advisory regarding DHA

Salons should be posting the FDA recommendations in their salons and providing protective measures for their clients. DHA is a skin colorant used in spray tanning and cosmetics. The FDA has approved its use in cosmetics-including sunless “tanning” products and is restricted to external application. It is not approved to be applied to the lips, eyes or mucous membranes. When applied in a mist during your airbrush tanning session, Perfect Glow Sunless, as well as the FDA, recommends taking the following protective measures to avoid inhalation or ingestion of DHA. Recommendations for protective measures are:

  • Face masks
  • Undergarments
  • Nose Filters
  • Eye protection
  • Lip balm

As always please consult your physician with any concerns or for medical advice. For more information please visit fda.gov