Exposing yourself to the sun can give your skin that tanned look. However, many people are steering clear of doing such because UV rays can cause problems such as skin cancer and premature aging signs. Fortunately, there are many alternatives to sunbathing these days, and one of them is with the use of a sunless tanning booth.
It's just a small room where the individual steps in and is sprayed with dihydroxyacetone (DHA). This chemical comes from plant sources so it's safe for use on humans, and proof to that is the FDA's approval. DHA turns the topmost layer of the skin, which is mostly dead cells, into brown.
What's so great about this approach is the chemical is sprayed with the use of atomizers, so fine mists are produced. This provides excellent coverage, minimizing streaks so the individual can enjoy an even and natural-looking tan. What's more, there's no nasty staining on clothing or hair to worry about afterwards.
Inside the stall, the person presses a button after putting on a cap, taking a deep breath and closing his or her eyes. Then the atomizers will spring into action. The individual then allows the chemical to stay on the skin for a few seconds. The excess chemical is then toweled off.
A change in the skin color may not be noticed until after about an hour has passed. It's after 24 hours that you will enjoy the deepest brown color possible. This can last anywhere from 5 to 10 days. Repeatedly undergoing the procedure allows your skin to get more used to the chemical, causing it to sustain the brown color longer.
There are also many products that contain DHA which may be applied at home, such as those in the form of lotions, creams and sprays. However, it's somewhat difficult to get an even tan from using these products. Going to a sunless tanning booth allows you to enjoy a sun-kissed glow that you can show off.
The utilization of a sunless tanning booth is an easy method to get a sun-kissed look without the risk of skin cancer. Getting a spray tan is fast and easy.