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.
What’s so great about this approach is the chemical is sprayed with the use of atomizers, so fine mists are produced. This provides excellent coverage, minimizing streaks so the individual can enjoy an even and natural-looking tan. What’s more, there’s no nasty staining on clothing or hair to worry about afterwards.
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.
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.
There are also many products that contain DHA which may be applied at home, such as those in the form of lotions, creams and sprays. However, it’s somewhat difficult to get an even tan from using these products. Going to a sunless tanning booth allows you to enjoy a sun-kissed glow that you can show off.