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Sunless Tanning: Give Your Skin Some Sugar
A spray tan is obviously different from sunbathing, but it's also more complex than simply painting over the skin. Check out our explanation to learn the science behind sunless tanning.
Besides covering your body in beige post-its, there are two primary ways to get a rich, deep tan without exposure to UV rays: bronzers and self-tanners. Based on a combination of moisturizers and tinted powders, bronzers stain the skin to darken it temporarily, resulting in a synthetic tan that can easily be scrubbed off with soap and water. Self-tanners, meanwhile, actually affect the skin on a cellular level, emulating the natural effects of sunlight to create a lasting color. Available in forms ranging from lotions to airbrush sprays, self-tanners make use of a colorless sugar compound called dihydroxyacetone, more commonly known as DHA.
When applied to the skin, DHA triggers a safe chemical reaction—similar to the browning effect on bread's outer crust—in amino acids on the skin's surface, producing complex polymers called melanoidins. These polymers exhibit a darkened appearance virtually identical to the natural pigmentation caused by melanin during UV exposure. Unlike sun tanning, however, this process only affects the cells in the outermost layer of the epidermis, and since the body sloughs off millions of surface-level skin cells everyday—billions when we wear our trendiest sandpaper suits—sunless tans tend to fade significantly after about two days.
At Techno Tans, music is pumped into private rooms while clients recline in tanning beds. The high-tech beds are outfitted with up to 57 lamps and special features such as facial tanners. The salon’s trained staff can help you pick out tan-enhancing lotions to achieve your desired shade of bronze, from brands including Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty. UV-free tans are available too—a Norvell spray-tanning booth coats skin with a tanning formula that dries streak-free. After their tanning sessions, clients can complement their newly sun-kissed skin with a gel-polish manicure.
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7869 Refugee Road
Pickerington, OH 43147