More Facts About The Unique Make-Up Of Tanning Bed Lotions
People who wish to have healthy-looking tan skin year round are taking advantage of tanning beds. This allows them to forgo the pale ‘winter’ look and exhibit the appearance of time spent in the sun. These beds are found in spas and other locations and use special tanning bed lotions to insure an all-over sun-kissed look.
The beautiful result is produced by means of ultraviolet radiation (UVA), also found in rays from the sun. Fluorescent lamps produce this radiation. Protective shields made of acrylics are located in the beds. Outdoor suntan creams cannot be used, as they would cause damage to these shields.
Concerned about the effect of these rays on the human body, the Federal Food and Drug Administration Agency has put certain regulations regarding these beds into effect. Regulations cover things such as lamp compliance, eye protection, and warning labels. States also have their own regulations, requiring things such as proper operator training, additional labels, bed sterilization, and so forth.
Each customer must be covered with a special lotion. This is not the same as the lotion purchased at the corner store for outdoor use. Some of these special products contain agents which, when applied, bring blood to the surface of the skin and cause a tingling sensation. These are designed to allow the skin to tan faster and more evenly.
Some lotions also contain what is called bronzer, also identified as DHA. This liquid is a chemical which comes from glycerin and speeds up the process by interacting with the amino acids found in the skin. ‘Hot Bronzers’ induce tingling, while ‘Cool Bronzers’ contain menthol.
Tanning bed lotions can differ according to the brand used. Ingredients listed may be things such as L-Tyrosine, copper, green tree extract, normal oils, melanin, tea oil, and other products. Regular use of the machine can cause the skin to become very dry. As a result, the majority of the brands used contain a moisturizing ingredient such as hempseed oil.