All About Sunless Tanning Booth And Its Advantages

By Veronica Cappelletti

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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