Over exposure to sun and ultraviolet rays emitted through sunlight causes production of a pigment called melanin through certain specific skin cells called melanocytes.
Melanin is responsible for giving color to the skin. More the melanin, darker will be the skin while lesser amounts of melanin are responsible for fairer skin. It is also the pigment that protects the skin cells in a natural process by reducing UV penetration into the skin tissue by absorbing them.
How skin tans?
The sunlight produces three types of ultra-violet rays namely UVA, UVB and UVC. Out of these, UVA and UVB rays are responsible for stimulating release of melanin from melanocytes- the cells that produce melanin and cause skin tan. Whereas, UVC rays are absorbed by ozone layer in the environment and do not play any role in melanin production.
Under the influence or exposure of UVA rays, a tan is caused due to oxidation of melanin. Following UVA exposure, melanin undergoes a chemical reaction and gets darker causing skin to appear darker or tanned.
On the other hand, UVB rays not only increase melanin production but also cause changes in the skin cells that store melanin to produce a darker or tanned skin. Although tanning through natural means i.e. under sunlight is considered better yet over exposure to UV rays from sun can causes capillaries supplying blood to skin may swell or burst and may cause skin problems.
As a safe alternative, people use spray tans for tanning their skin.
What are skin tans and skin tanning procedure?
A spray tan is a chemical mixture that is sprayed or misted on your skin to temporarily produce a desired staining effect to give your skin a different shade or color.
The new color appearing on your skin due to skin tan remain on outer layer of skin and is removed in a natural process when skin sheds in about 40 to 50 days.
The skin tanning is a cosmetic procedure that involves spraying of spray tan mixture on body surface. The chemical substance called Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is applied or misted on skin surface which triggers or induces a chemical reaction that temporarily produces an appearance similar to a sun tan.
Important advantages of spray tans
Tanning through spray tans is also termed as indoor tanning procedure and considered safe as the shade is given to the skin without UV rays from sun.
There are many advantages of spray tans like:
- Can be applied easily and efficiently at home or in salon
- Less time consuming- produces rapid results
- Can be chosen as per shade desired by you
- Can produce slimming effect
Above all, DHA the chemical used in spray tans Dallas TX is absolutely safe and devoid of any untoward side effects on human skin like skin allergies or rashes and goes well with all types of skin.
There may be a plethora of salons for tanning but when it comes to the most efficient and reputed one for spray tans in Dallas TX, there can be no better option in terms of results and cost-effectiveness than The Styling Stewardess – known for skin tanning and spray tans in Dallas.