February 04, 2016Overexposure to UV radiation from the sun and artificial sources is a serious public health concern. UV radiation plays a role in the development of skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. Additional risks can occur during the winter months when we long for that sun-kissed glow -- either as a pick-me-up or to prepare for a winter break in the tropics. Skip the tanning beds and keep your skin safe! Custom airbrush tanning, or spray tanning, is surprisingly natural looking and is the healthy choice. If you are preparing for a vacation, a single spray tanning session just before you leave will last up to a week with proper preparation and maintenance. The active ingredient in the sunless tanning solutions is called dihydroxyacetone, commonly known as DHA. When the solution is sprayed on the skin the DHA reacts with the amino acids in the top layer of the skin cells and creates a brown hue. The epidermis is replaced with new skin cells every 7 days, so a spray tan will last about a week. When applied by a certified spray tanning expert, the tan will fade naturally and evenly. Spray tanning has made advances over the last 15-20 years and the formulas work with all skin types regardless of color or tone. creating a customized shade of bronze for each individual client. The best spray tan establishments offer Paraban Free, Gluten Free, Nut Allergen Free and 100% Vegan sollutions with options for eco-certified organic DHA and allergen-free fragrance. SprayChic Airbrush Tanning owner Carissa Serylo points out that it is important to remember -- a spray tan does not offer UV protection; she reminds all of her clients to apply and re-apply sunscreen. Finally, a beautiful, healthy summer-glow!
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