Having nicely tanned skin presents a picture of a healthy person who spends a great deal of time outside. In order to achieve this look year round, many people take advantage of tanning booths. These are found in spas, beauty salons, and other locations in almost every city. To insure a smooth, even tan special tanning bed lotions are used.[youtube:HPtMAFej7uc;[link:airbrush tanning, designer skin tanning lotion, best self tanning lotion];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPtMAFej7uc&feature=related]
These beds use ultraviolet radiation (UVA) much like the sun to produce a body tan. This is done through the use of fluorescent lamps. Acrylics used on the protective shields in these beds can be damaged by regular outdoor preparations, which is why special lotions must be used.
Concerned about the effect of these rays on the human body, the Federal Food and Drug Administration Agency has put certain regulations regarding these beds into effect. Regulations cover things such as lamp compliance, eye protection, and warning labels. States also have their own regulations, requiring things such as proper operator training, additional labels, bed sterilization, and so forth.[I:http://www.articleslayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/HaywoodHunter1.jpg]
Special preparations for this process vary from one brand to another. Some brands contain ‘tingle’, which is an ingredient that pulls blood to the skin’s surface. This allows the body to tan more quickly. These products should not be confused with those purchased at a regular store for use outdoors.
A popular addition to these special brands are bronzers, also known as DHA. This is a liquid chemical coming from glycerin which interacts with the skin’s amino acid, causing it to brown and speeding up the process. There are ‘Cool Bronzers”, which contain menthol and ‘Hot Bronzers” which contain tingle.
Tanning bed lotions can differ according to the brand used. Ingredients listed may be things such as L-Tyrosine, copper, green tree extract, normal oils, melanin, tea oil, and other products. Regular use of the machine can cause the skin to become very dry. As a result, the majority of the brands used contain a moisturizing ingredient such as hempseed oil.
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