Sunbathing allows you to enjoy a sun-kissed radiant skin. But many are staying away from doing it because they're afraid of developing skin cancer and premature aging signs caused by the sun's UV rays. Good thing that there are numerous options to get a tan nowadays, and a popular one is using a sunless tanning booth.
It's a small enclosure wherein the individual who likes to get a tan is sprayed with a chemical called dihydroxyacetone or DHA. This is an FDA-approved substance so you know it's safe for use on humans. When exposed to DHA, your skin's topmost layer, usually dead cells, is turned into brown.
The great thing about this method is atomizers are used to spray the chemical all over your body. Through fine mists, better coverage is enjoyed that's free of streaks. This results in a tanned skin that looks natural and streak-free. Further, you don't have to worry about having your clothes stained afterwards.
Once inside the stall, you have to press a button after you hold your breath and close your eyes. The atomizers will give off DHA in the form of fine mists. You have to allow the chemical to stay on your skin for a few seconds before you towel off the excess and get dressed.
It's only about after an hour that a change in skin color is noticeable. The deepest brown color may be noted after 24 hours have passed. The tan may last for about 5 to 10 days. It's possible to enjoy the color longer than that by frequently undergoing the procedure. That's because your skin gets used to DHA much better after some time.
You may buy products applied at home that also have DHA as one of their ingredients. Usually they're sold in gel, cream, lotion and spray forms. But it's difficult to get an even result from these products. The best way to enjoy a tan you can confidently flaunt is by going to a beauty salon which offers a sunless tanning booth.