Basking out in the sun is fantastic and it feels so good. However, if you want to enjoy this without the risk of getting skin cancer from a real tan or a fleeting color of a bronzer, the only solution is using a sunless tanning product.
Sunless tanning, otherwise known as self-tanning, is the effect of suntan without the sun. When the skin comes into direct contact with sunlight, the UV rays produced by the sun can cause skin cancer. Because of this, you need a product that can help absorb these UV rays on your skin without affecting your skin’s glow. Sunscreen product absorbs UV light and prevents it from hitting the skin which prevents tanning,
How do these sunless tanning products work?
The only way you are getting a tanned look without being exposed to the harmful UV light is by using sunless tanning products. They are mostly sold as lotions and beauty products that you apply on your skin. You can also opt for professional spray-on tanning if you can’t keep up with the creams and sprays.
Most of these sunless tanning products have an active ingredient known as dihydroxyacetone. When it’s applied on the skin, it reacts with the dead skin cells in the surface area of the skin and temporarily darkens the skin stimulating the tan. After a few days, the coloring fades off.
Does the self-tanning product protect from sunburn?
Using the sunless tanning products to prevent a sunburn is not effective. If you want to protect your skin from sunburn, use sunscreen lotion as most of the sunless tanning products don’t have sunscreen. If you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun, using sunscreen is essential, but it’s only active for a few hours, not days.
The safety of sunless tanning
Tanning products are safe as compared to the alternative, which is sunbathing. However, they are safe as long as you use the products as directed. The FDA approved DHA for external skin applications, but the ingredient should not be applied to areas such as the nose, lips, areas around the eyes, or inhaled as the damages that can occur as a result are unknown.
There are sunless tanning pills, and these are not considered to be safe. They contain a color additive that isn’t safe for the body if taken in huge amounts. The active color ingredient in the pills turns the skin orange or brown and causes liver damages, hives, and impaired vision. SO consider hiring a sunless tanning company today!