The tanned appearance is both popular and trendy more now than at any time for many years; people like the brownish luminosity of their skin as it makes them feel fashionable and self-confident. However, at the same time, sun bathing is less and less prudent because of the increase in the quantity of skin cancer cases. Therefore, alternatives to it have and still are being developed. Synthetic tanning using tanning beds or sunless tanning by artificial methods such as body lotions, creams, gels or self tanning spray are broadly obtainable.
Even though the most advanced method of getting a tan is the use of a tanning bed or tanning booth, not everybody can afford to purchase their own machine or go to a salon four times a month in order to have their tan refreshened, so the do-it-yourself solutions have become more and more prevalent.
A self tanning spray is a beauty product typically containing DHA that can be used at home as a sunless tanning solution. DHA is a chemical that causes a reaction with the skin's amino acids, which in turn causes the turning of the top layer of skin a brownish colour. The effect of a self tanning spray lasts for about six or eight days, if you are careful not to take too long in the shower, if you avoid using too a harsh soap and if you do not rub yourself too hard with the towel.
Self tanning is not without a number of challenges and so, while it is cheaper than treatment in a commercial tanning salon, it is also more difficult to get a pleasing result. It is more complicated to achieve an even tan when using a self tanning spray. The coloring solution has to be atomized in a fine film with great care not to overlap too much. Overlapping leads to darker tan shades on certain body areas.
Therefore, another drawback of the self tanning spray is that you may require another person's help for the procedure. The back for example is very difficult to spray unless there is someone to assist you. The same difficulty presents itself for the back of the legs, the nape of the neck and the bottom. If you ask a friend to assist you with the tanning, it will make the procedure a lot easier.
You must be particularly careful to safeguard your eyes, your lips, ears and other delicate body parts. It is also possible to stain your nails and palms when using a self tanning spray. You could remove this difficulty by using gloves or wet wipes whenever essential so as not to allow the tanning agent to dry on the palms or your hands or your nails.
Then, last but not least, do not spray too much liquid on your body, because the consequence may be an unusual orange glow or a rather uneven tan. Although many people often use these cans of self tanning spray in its assorted forms, there is no doubt about it that they are a lower quality solution when compared to the superior, but more highly-priced tanning bed or tanning booth.
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