Staying under the sun enables you to attain a glowing tan. However, it's also possible to end up with premature aging signs and skin cancer courtesy of the sun's harmful UV rays. Fortunately, there are numerous options available these days when you want to get tanned, and a sunless tanning booth is a popular choice of many.
This is a small enclosure wherein DHA, short for dihydroxyacetone, is sprayed onto the individual. This chemical is safe as it has FDA's approval to be used on humans. The topmost layer of your skin, which is basically comprised of dead cells, reacts to DHA and is turned into a darker color.
The chemical is sprayed with the use of atomizers, delivering a fine mist. Because of this, better coverage can be enjoyed. Such allows you to have a tan that's free of streak so it's natural looking. Also, the chemical won't leave stains on your hair or clothing.
A cap has to be worn when inside the enclosure. You take a deep breath, close your eyes and press on a button. Such will activate the atomizers, spraying fine mist all over your body. You have to allow the chemical to stay on your skin for a few seconds before the excess is toweled off.
You will notice darkening of the skin after about an hour. However, the deepest color you can possibly get will show up only after a full day has passed. This new color you have can last for 5 to 10 days. Repeatedly undergoing the procedure enables the skin to get used to DHA, so you can end up with a tan much longer.
There are at-home products which may be purchased that also take advantage of DHA. Usually, they come in the form of creams, lotions, gels and sprays. However, getting an even tan using them can be quite tricky. Going to a salon offering a sunless tanning booth is still your best bet to get a radiant tanned skin you can show off.