Is Indoor Tanning Healthy? Tanning is the darkening of the skin due to ultraviolet radiation. Indoor tanning devices contain a mixture of UVA and UVB, simulating the mixture found in the sun.
Is Indoor Tanning Healthy? When acquiring a tan, the brown pigment, melanin, is produced and distributed in the epidermis of the skin in the days following exposure. The damage caused when developing this pigment minimally protects the skin against further damage from UV radiation
Is Indoor Tanning Healthy? Studies show that tans have a very poor ability to prevent sun burning. Ultraviolet light causes skin cancer
Sunless Tanning Safety All sunless tanners contain DHA (dihydroxyacetone). DHA temporarily stains the skin surface and fades like a suntan as skin cells are naturally shed. DHA is considered by experts to be completely safe for skin, however it wont protect you from UV exposure.
Sunless Tanning Experts say, the best way to achieve an even, sunless tan is to exfoliate and be sure skin is smooth before applying the product.
Salon Sunless Tanning The most convenient way to sunless tan is at a salon. Salon sunless tanning does not last any longer than home- applied products (four to five days). Cost varies: –Booth tanning like Mystic Tan (est. $25) and Hollywood Tans (est. $30) –Airbrush Tanning (est. $75-$100) –Home Tanners applied for you usually after an exfoliation treatment (est. $75-$125)
Top PickSunless Tanners Coppertone Endless Summer –(est. $12/3.7oz) Comes in foam or lotion, and Light/Medium, Medium/Dark, and Dark tones The lotion has alpha hydroxy acids to smooth skin, and theres a facial formula with Pro-Retin (another alpha hydroxy acid)
Other Top PicksSunless Tanners LOreal Paris Sublime Bronze Sunless Tanning Tinted Lotion (est. $8.50/5oz) Tinted immediately to see missed spots Easy to apply with no streaking Contains alpha hydroxy acids to smooth skin Neutrogenas Instant Bronze Foam (est. $9.50/4oz) Has a bronzer to see where youve applied it. Foam dries in five minutes Also comes in lotion formula
Other Top PicksSunless Tanners Neutrogenas Instant Bronze Sunless Tanner for the Face (est. $9.50/2oz) –Runner-up in In Styles comparative review of twenty self- tanning products Au Courant Instant Sunless Tanning Spray (est. $31/6oz) –Natural color –Alpha hydroxy acids –Pleasant scent Estee Lauders Go Tan Sunless Towelettes (est. $28/10 towelettes) –Touch-ups and covering tan lines –For both body and face