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 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.
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.
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 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.