What does a spray tan smell like?
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DHA (Dihydroxyacetone, the self tanning ingredient that reacts with the skin to produce a sunless tan coloration, present in all self tanner products) has a distinctive “yeasty” smell while the tan is developing. ... The odor, if present, can vary dramatically from person to person. Not all users experience an odor.