Tanning is a common practice among the fair-skinned women whereby skin color is darkened or tanned to achieve a certain look. But due to the increased risks of UV ray exposure as a result of sun tanning, other methods have been discovered that work well on human skin without being exposed to so many health risks. These methods include the use of tanning lotions, mousses, gels, etc. The most popular and effective method is spray tanning.
In spray tanning, the substance used is known as DHA (dihydroxyacetone) which is a substance approved by FDA (Federal Drug Administration). The skin is made up of two layers: the inner layer (dermis) and the outer layer (epidermis). The reaction takes place in the epidermis whereby DHA reacts with amino acids found in the dead cells of the skin. This darkens the skin color, leaving a tanned effect on it.
Spray tanning is done in salons which make it a little bit expensive. But it can also be done at home whereby you can just buy a spray tan can and do it yourself if you already know how to go about it. In order to avoid blotches on the skin, it is advisable to choose from spray tanning booths or just get an airbrush tan.
The difference between a spray tanning booth and an airbrush tan is that an airbrush tan is done manually an experienced technician who makes sure that there are no spots missed during the whole session and you can also take a shower several hours after the session. On the other hand, spray tanning booth looks like the old telephone booths whereby you enter inside in a swimsuit or on your birthday suit depending on your preference. Inside the booth, there is an automated nozzle that sprays a fine mist of tanning solution on your body. There is also a prerecorded voice that gives you proper instructions on when to change positions in order to make sure that then spray reaches all parts of your body. When the nozzle is through with spraying, it dries you by passing air over your body. The whole process takes about five minutes to complete.