People who wish to have healthy-looking tan skin year round are taking advantage of tanning beds. This allows them to forgo the pale \’winter\’ look and exhibit the appearance of time spent in the sun. These beds are found in spas and other locations and use special tanning bed lotions to insure an all-over sun-kissed look.[youtube:BlZderYJjMk?version=3;[Best Self Tanning Lotion];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlZderYJjMk?version=3&feature=related]
These devices produce the tan by the use of ultraviolet radiation (UVA), which is also found in the sun\’s rays. Fluorescent lamps are used for this purpose. There are also shields made of acrylics in the beds for protection. Regular outdoor creams cannot be used in this process, as they will damage the shields.[I:http://cosmoread.com/wp-content/uploads/HaywoodHunter1.jpg]
Concerned about the effect of these rays on the human body, the Federal Food and Drug Administration Agency has put certain regulations regarding these beds into effect. Regulations cover things such as lamp compliance, eye protection, and warning labels. States also have their own regulations, requiring things such as proper operator training, additional labels, bed sterilization, and so forth.[I:http://cosmoread.com/wp-content/uploads/HaywoodHunter1.jpg]
Special preparations for this process vary from one brand to another. Some brands contain \’tingle\’, which is an ingredient that pulls blood to the skin\’s surface. This allows the body to tan more quickly. These products should not be confused with those purchased at a regular store for use outdoors.
A popular addition to these special brands are bronzers, also known as DHA. This is a liquid chemical coming from glycerin which interacts with the skin\’s amino acid, causing it to brown and speeding up the process. There are \’Cool Bronzers\”, which contain menthol and \’Hot Bronzers\” which contain tingle.
Other ingredients that are found in various types of tanning bed lotions include copper, tea oil, melanin, L-Tyrrosine, green tree extract, and other natural oils. Obviously, not all brands are the same. Using this process to obtain a tan tends to dehydrate the skin, so all brands have moisturizing elements, the most popular of which is hempseed oil.