Everyone wants to look as good as they can. One of the ways this is done is by having a tan, which presents a picture of a healthy, active person. Some people get this look by lying out in the sun, while others choose sunless tanning.[youtube:Au-BvZ4_hNk?version=3;[link:Sun Labs Self Tanning Lotion];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-BvZ4_hNk?version=3&feature=related]
In medical circles regarding sun, obtaining a tan and the skin, there are six skin types, ranging from pale white to dark, olive. Types 1 and 2 refer to skin that burns easily and seldom tans. People with this type of skin can use sunless tanning to achieve their desired look.
Creams, gels, lotions, and sprays are commonly used for sunless tanning. They can be self-applied or by a professional spray salon to achieve the desired appearance. However, it is important to choose the method that is most convenient and comfortable. This kind of sunless tanning must be repeated every few weeks.[I:http://cosmoread.com/wp-content/uploads/HaywoodHunter1.jpg]
Using the above methods allow a person to achieve the sunless tanning effect while avoiding exposure to the sun\’s rays. These rays, UV and UVA are skin damaging and penetrating. Cancer, sunspots, wrinkles and premature aging are the result of too much sun exposure. The artificial sunless tanning will not protect from these rays when outdoors, so sun protection must be applied.
An ingredient called dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is present in most of sunless tanning products. When the lotion or another product is applied it changes the color of the outer skin dead cells. They will darken but, as the cells are shed, there will be a fading of the sunless tanning.
When using this sunless tanning method it is important to avoid any contact with the eyes, mucus membrane or lips as well as inhalation of the product, as this can be damaging. Professionals apply a gentle mist spray using special equipment such as an airbrush, LVLP spray gun. This is a safe way to get the desired tan as it is done under FDA guidelines and can make one achieve the appearance that is desired.