A tan can make you look healthier and younger. If you do not have time to spend hours sun tanning, than spray tanning is the ideal alternative. Spray tanning provides an even glow to your skin without the harmful effects of sun tanning for hours. Since sunless tanning products first became available in the 1960s, the demand for them has greatly increased.
There are many spray tanning products available on the market. Spray tanning products main ingredient is Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which is basically a form of sugar. This ingredient has been approved by the FDA and is gentle on the skin. It works with the amino acids in the cells on your skins surface to create the desired tanning effect. Spray tanning products have greatly improved and offer more benefits than just giving your skin color. They often include ingredients and botanicals that moisturize your skin. Some products offer a limited protection from the sun; however, you will still need to wear sunscreen or sun block when going outdoors.
When choosing a spray tanning product, keep your skin tone in mind. There are spray tanning products that are specifically formulated for light to medium skin, or for darker skin tones. This provides a more realistic color to your skin. Some spray tanning products contain a temporary color that shows up while applying the product. This helps you apply the product evenly. Most spray tanning products start working immediately, and continue to darken your skin with daily use. This allows you to control how dark you want your tan to be. Some people prefer a light tint to their skin, while others want a deep, bronzed tan. Fair-skinned people often find spray tanning to be the most effective way to achieve a temporary tan.
Depending upon your budget, there are several options you will want to consider when choosing a spray tanning method. Retail and beauty stores carry a variety of spray tanning products that are available for self-application. This allows you to apply the product in the convenience and privacy of your home. Professional spray tanning, at a salon, is an alternative to applying it yourself. Preparation is important before you apply any kind of spray tan product, or before having it applied at a salon.
Skin should be clean, exfoliated, and moisturized. It is also important to avoid contact with water for several hours after spray tanning. Depending on how well you maintain your tan, it can last up to 12 days when applied at a salon. Another method, similar to a salon spray tan, is having a technician apply an airbrush tan at a spa. Though an airbrush tan takes longer to apply, the results are very precise and streak-free.
Spray tanning can give you a year-long glow. People who need to avoid exposure to direct sunlight, for various reasons, benefit from spray tanning. You may want to take advantage of a salon spray tan for special events, such as a wedding or prom. If you are new to spray tanning, salon tanning is a wise choice to avoid streaks and uneven color before an important date. After regular use, applying spray tan yourself will become easier.