Many people wishing to get rid of their pale and washed-out skin appearance are taking advantage of tanning beds. These beds are well built and comfortable to use. In spas and other places, special tanning bed lotions are used to assure an all-over beautiful tan color.
These devices produce the tan by the use of ultraviolet radiation (UVA), which is also found in the sun’s rays. Fluorescent lamps are used for this purpose. There are also shields made of acrylics in the beds for protection. Regular outdoor creams cannot be used in this process, as they will damage the shields.
The Federal Food and Drug Administration that regulates these beds, requires warning labels, eye protection, and lamp compliance when in use. Many states also have laws in place regulating the operation of these devices. This would include things such as training operators, sterilization of the beds, additional labels, and so forth.[I:http://www.articleslayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/HaywoodHunter7.jpg]
The lotion used in this process is not the same as the lotion purchased at the corner drug store. There are ingredients in these special products that speed up the bronzing process. Some of the brands cause a ‘tingling’ in the skin. This brings the blood to the surface and increases the amount of tan obtained.
Some lotions also contain what is called bronzer, also identified as DHA. This liquid is a chemical which comes from glycerin and speeds up the process by interacting with the amino acids found in the skin. ‘Hot Bronzers’ induce tingling, while ‘Cool Bronzers’ contain menthol.
There are many different brands of tanning bed lotions. They may contain tea oil, copper, L-Tyrosine, melanin, green tree extract, normal oil, or other things. Regular use of one of these booths can cause the skin to dry out. That is why the majority of products add hempseed oil, which is a moisturizing ingredient.
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