Sunless Tanning Booths – A Great Alternative to Regular Suntanning

Posted on 25. Aug, 2015 by in Beauty

Sunless tanning is a great alternative to getting a beautiful golden or bronze tan without the hours associated with getting a tan from the sun. Due to the high risk of skin damage and skin cancer associated with typical suntans, sunless tans have increased in popularity. Tans from a sun tanning booth normally consist of dihydroxyacetone or DHA, which according to the American Academy of Dermatology, is very effective. It is a colorless chemical that is blended with amino acids found in dead skin cells, that creates the brown change in color to the skin. Since dead skin cells shed on a regular basis, the color typically lasts for five to seven days.

Thankfully DHA is not toxic and the skin does not absorb it. It can be found during the process associated with a sunless tanning booth, whereby applications of DHA is provided in the form of a spray or a mist. DHA is considered safe, as there has been not been any evidence that indicates otherwise.

Since studies indicate that sunscreen that contain a sun protection factor of at least an eight (as per the UVB spectrum) can reduce vitamin D by roughly 95%, and those with a sun protection factor of fifteen can reduce the synthetic capacity by about 98%, a safer option is available, such as the intake of various carotenoids or antioxidants that can be found in some fruits and vegetables. Including those such as tomatoes and carrots, both which have an effect on changes made to the color of the skin. To see the greatest benefit, taking them in high doses and chronically maximizes the color provided to the skin.

Carotenoids have also been known to provide a better-looking skin tone than suntanning. It also last a lot longer than typical tanning as well.

Types of Beds
There are different types of tanning beds and sunless tanning booths. Some include different “instant level” tanning beds, which provides a tan very quickly.

There are also Versa Spa Spray units that provide customized tanning based on the shade desired (determined by the tone of the skin). This type of unit leaves the shade of the skin flawless, in about three minutes, which last for up to 10 days.

Combo beds that include a mixture of high and low-pressure lamps are designed to bronze as it is building color and an even, more long-lasting tan. Most provide color instantly and come with aroma-therapy as well as body misters.

The small yet effective instant tanning bed is an open air design with rotating lamps. It provides a deep, dark tan normally in as little as 15 minutes.

Sunless tanning is a great, safe alternative to UV suntans.

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