What if i leave my 2 hr tan on for 4 hours?
Question: Is it bad to leave the tan (2hr mainly) on for longer than 2 or 8 hours?? Is there any side effects etc?
Answer: I am not sure what " 2 hour tan" you are talking about. If you are talking about spray tan or self tan, most of those need AT LEAST 4 hours to develop fully. Some take up to 24 hours to take a full effect.
So, the rules are: AT LEAST 1-2 hours before you even start considering a shower, preferably 5-8 hours. Optimally leave it on overnight and have a shower in the morning. Sometimes that is not possible if the tan has a lot of bronzer in it because it will get all over your bed sheets and might stain them (most of it washes out easily).
There is no problem of leaving it on for longer time, it will get to a certain stage and them it will not develop any further, so you cannot overdo it.
It will also not poison you if you leave it any longer than that :-)