A Healthier Approach To A Golden Glow Using Sunless Tanning
Sunless tanning is applying chemicals to the skin to produce or simulate a traditional suntan. UV-free tanning became increasingly popular during the 1960s after people became concerned about skin cancer and exposure to the sun. It has continued to increase in popularity as more and more people become aware of the aging effects that the sun and ultra-violet rays can have on the skin.
Having a tan can make you look and feel younger. It also can make you appear slimmer and cover up any skin flaws you might have. Tan skin has a healthier look and adds a soft, pretty glow.
Because we are aware of the damage that the sun’s rays can have on our skin, we are more inclined to limit our sun exposure. An increase in skin cancer has also caused people to look for a safer, healthier way to achieve a tan. Most people wear sunblock daily now, just to protect themselves from over-exposure.
But with UV-free tanning, you don’t have to worry about too much sun exposure. Spray tanning uses a chemical called dihydroxyacetone (DHA) to cause a chemical reaction with the amino acids in the dead layer on the skins surface. It then causes the skin to darken in color. The color will gradually fade over the next 3-10 days, sometimes longer.
DHA will not permanently change the color of your skin because it is not a dye. It is completely safe to use. You never have to worry about this method harming your skin or causing premature wrinkles. It completely washes off your skin after a week or two.
There are several ways to achieve a spray tan. You can purchase lotions containing DHA and apply them yourself. It then takes a few hours for you “tan” to develop completely. You can also have someone from a salon airbrush a tan on by hand. The last option is to have the tan applied in a spray tan booth.
Cream application can be messy and difficult to apply evenly. Having someone from a salon airbrush a tan on by hand, is the most expensive option and can be a little awkward. You can also have the tan applied in a spray tan booth. This method is very fast, as it only takes a minute for the machine to spray you and can be cost effective.
The benefit of having the machine or airbrush gun tan you is more even results. The booth takes less than a minute, while being sprayed with an airbrush gun can take quite a bit longer. It is important to note that a spray tan will not provide protection from the sun, so be sure to continue wearing sunblock when you are in the sun’s rays.
With skin cancer on the rise, it is a good idea to opt for Sunless Tanning. The results can look very natural and provide a healthy glow without risking premature aging. If you like the glow from a suntan, but are worried about the risks of too much sun exposure, you will most likely enjoy UV-free tanning. It is cost effective and a safer, healthier way to achieve a natural glow.