Self tanning is a convenient way of giving the skin a darker shade. There are many different ways to self tan and for the most part, all of these methods work. Some of them are even highly preferred over tanning in the sun. This is because some of these self tanning methods used are lot easier to access and safer than the sun.[youtube:y9M8WUJxYvQ;[link:tan, tanning lotion, free sample, mystic tan];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9M8WUJxYvQ&feature=related]
Of the many self tanning methods, the most popular ones involve the use of: lotions, pills, air brushes and tanning beds. It is important to remember that although these self tanning products are widely used, they are not necessarily safer than the sun, nor are they always recommended. Of all the self tanning methods; lotions and air brushing are probably the two safest methods while the pills and tanning beds often come under fire. Use the information below about the different self tanning methods to make an informed decision about the best self tanning agents and procedures for you.
Lotions: the lotions either work to darken the skin overtime or add a bronze layer to the skin. Skin darkening lotions work on the epidermal layers of the under skin to supposedly increase the production of melanin. The bronzers just add a tan layer and do not change the pigmentation of your skin.These are much more preferred as self tanning agents than the lotions.[I:http://www.articleslayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/HaywoodHunter1.jpg]
Pills: the pills also work to increase melanin production. The mechanism by which they do this is unclear and thus it is not advised by doctors. It is also important to note that self tanning pills are not recommended or approved by the FDA.
Air brushing: this is one of the best ways to tan. An air brush is used to spray a light layer of self tanning lotion or solution on top of the skin. The result is a smooth, bronzed look.
Tanning bed: the use of these is the most controversial of self tanning methods. They are not supported by many because they give off UV rays, just like the sun. They are hence not considered safer and many physicians discourage their use.
A myriad of self tanning methods exist. It is however the responsibility of the customer to find out their positive and negative effects of all the self tanning agents and methods they want to use. Only choose the ones that will not compromise your health. They will work just as well as those that do.
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