This Is the One Reason My Spray Tan Lasted Longer Than Usual

I was on a recent trip to L.A. when a friend of mine complimented my tan. "It looks so glowy and natural," she told me. It does look glowy and natural, I repeated in my head, baffled by how a spray tan I had gotten over a week earlier was still so perfectly intact. I am no stranger to spray tans, I get them quite often during the summer months, but the situation is always the same. I get sprayed, wait nine hours to shower, rinse off the extra bronzer, moisturize, and go on my way. Over the next five days or so, it fades. Such was not at all the case with this tan. But why? I went straight to the source to find out exactly what happened to keep my faux tan looking so good for so much longer than usual.