How To Tan Without The Sun
As we enter the glorious summer, it’s tempting to rush out and get the most sun you can get and work on that tan you’ve been dreaming about for so long. Yet, being out in the sun for too long can lead to sunburn and in some instances, skin cancer. The danger of sunburn goes beyond some passing pain, redness and discomfort: the effects of sunburn can last for a very long time. Sunburn can accelerate your skin’s ageing, and is a big reason that people get basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer. We have to balance our desire for getting a beautiful tan, against the need to protect our skin from the risk of sunburn. In this article, we will discuss how you can get a tan without the sun.
Sunless tanning is the perfect alternative if you are concerned about the risks of sunbathing. It gives you that sunkissed glow without all the dangers that arise from the sun’s very bad light that sits in the ultraviolet (UV) range. Sunless tanning products or self-tanners come in the form of creams, lotions and sprays are applied on the skin. You can also get professional spray-on tanning done.
Sunless tanning has been rising in popularity since the 1960s, when health authorities first recognised the link between exposure to UV rays from sunlight or tanning beds, and the risk of contracting skin cancer. The chemical compound Dihydroxyacetone (DHL) is the active ingredient used in the making of sunless products that are used for the purposes of tan have 3 to 5% concentrated parts with the BTA concentration is adjusted according to the shade of tan that you want to get. When the skin’s keratin protein reacts with MTHA, it results in the production of pigmentation. The pigmentation usually lasts for only a few days.
The majority of sunless tanning products do not contain any sunscreen. If it does contain sunscreen, that sunscreen usually lasts for only a few hours. So it’s important to know that sunless tanning products will not protect you from sunburn. You still have to apply sunscreen.
These days, sunless tanning products do not smell bad like they did back when they first went to market. You can get a very natural looking sunless tan and still smell great! Many people like the idea of going to a professional tanner like Solarium tanning, but if you are a DIY person, here’s what you need to do.
Before applying a self-tanner, you need to exfoliate your skin, dry it with a towel and use a mitt to get an even tone. Then, apply the self-tanner using long, even strokes. Even when you’ve rinsed off the foam, the tan will build up.
Now, for your face, you need to use a different product. Your skin is a particularly sensitive area and a facial tanning serum will give you a tanned look without harming your skin.
If you are going to apply make-up after this, you should use a bronzing powder, like the one made by Saint Cosmetics, in order to give your face a matted, radiant finish.
When the day is done, remove any products you’ve applied on your face and body. I recommend you use Estherderm’s After-Sun Micellar shower gel, which will collect up any debris or dirt on your skin, leaving it fresh and clean.