Ever yearned to just stroll into a magic machine and emerge a few minutes later glowing with a perfect golden tan? You can. It may sound futuristic, but something akin to magical-tanning machines, known generically as spray-tan booths, have been here for decades.
Although some consider spray tans as something like “spray-paint” tans, that’s not quite accurate. Spray-tan formulas initiate a chemical process in your skin that creates a tanned appearance. Actually, the tanning isn’t instantaneous, although many tanning-booth systems offer a simultaneous bronzing spray, so in fact you can walk out of the booth sporting an instant tanned look. The bronzing makeup will wash off in your next shower, but by then your permanent spray-tan color will have fully emerged.