Quite some time ago, having a tanned body was all about lying down for long under the sun. However, new age products have made it possible without this excruciating ordeal. These products can provide the required tan within much lesser time as required for conventional tanning. This is known as sunless tanning and has been around for a while now.[youtube:5ylwogv2gAw?version=3;[Sun Laboratories Tanners];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ylwogv2gAw?version=3&feature=related]
Products such as lotions, gels, sprays and mousses etc are available in market that can be used for this purpose. These are absorbed by the body within few hours time. Skin at different body parts tends to have different rates of absorption. Hence, the instructions related to their usage should be read properly before starting their usage. Some information on how it is performed is provided here.
Certain chemicals make up the major part of most of these products. One of such chemicals is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). Popularly known as DHA in medical fraternity, it leads to providing the skin the required tan. Different skin types have been known to maintain this tan for different time periods. However, the average duration considering different skin types is of around 7 days.[I:http://cosmoread.com/wp-content/uploads/HaywoodHunter1.jpg]
It has been possible to extend the duration of the tan with addition of a chemical called erythrulose. This makes the tanning products more potent, increasing their effectiveness and duration of tan. Due to their increased duration of tan, products based on their combination are more preferred over others.
To know whether the skin remains fine with these products or not, a simple experiment can be conducted. Get a small area of skin tanned with the selected one and check the results. In case of any sort of irritation or allergy, one should rethink of using the product. If all goes well, one may proceed towards its usage for the complete body. Taking advice from a skin specialist or an expert doctor should be considered before starting usage of any such product.
One may find a number of such spas where the tanning products are applied by expert technicians. These spas use modern appliances to apply the tan on the body. FDA guidelines are followed by them invariably, but the same needs to be checked out as well. One may seek details about the procedure of applying tan, if desired.
To get a tan instantaneously, one may consider temporary bronzers. The dark tan obtained with these is pretty impressive. However, it must be prevented from getting in contact with water or else, it may get ruined.
It can also get ruined by skin-hugging clothes and hence, combining these two needs to be avoided. Moisturizers with tanning agents can be used for getting a tan gradually.
Sunless tanning was never as easy as has been made by these products. With some prior planning and well execution, one can get a good looking tan within a short period of time.