You may have thought that spray tanning is the safest and the most effective way in terms of getting the bronze glow, but you have thought wrong. The dangers of spray tanning have not been well known for everybody. When you are planning to head out in the blinding light of the sun for one day, you have to follow the recommendations given by the United States Food and Drug Administration. It has issued a lot of warnings and tips that will help you achieve that bronze glow safely. Those things will surely help you avoid the negative effects of spray tanning.
1. Allergic Reaction Spray tanning solutions contain DHA or dihydroxyacetone which serves as the main ingredient. Essentially, DHA helps you achieve a darker tone by dying dead skin cells which are found on your body’s surface. You are lucky if you happen to have a type of skin that can tolerate the ingredient. But in the case of people who have sensitive skin, an allergic reaction is likely to occur.
If you would try to check out SYL.com, a beauty and health website, you will see that DHA allergic reaction is commonly contact dermatitis. This skin condition can be defined as a skin rash or irritation after the skin had direct contact with an active substance. Allergic reactions caused by spray tanning can be painful, itchy and unsightly. This one of the adverse effects of spray tanning that you have to avoid.
2. Asthma It is highly advisable for you to look an alternative way when it comes to self-tanning. Spray tanning is found to aggravate asthma. This is because spray tanning solutions are made of the tiny particles of DHA. When you use the spray tanner, you will probably experience a difficulty in getting oxygen. The process of tanning is usually done in a spray tanning booth; that is why it may be hard for you to breathe.
3. Dizziness and Cough You may also experience fainting and you will only feel better once the process is done and you are able to get oxygen. The main ingredient which is DHA can aggravate asthma and even other lung problems which include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD and emphysema.
4. Eye Irritation As the main ingredient, DHA, is atomized in the form of very tiny particles, you are likely to irritate your eyes with it as soon you start the process inside the tanning booth. Even though the operators in the spray tanning booth instruct you to close your eyes as the process takes place, there will still be some tiny particles that can get into your eyes. This will cause redness, itching and pain. In order to avoid this problem, you may use tanning goggles.
5. Inhalation In 1980s, DHA was only in topical form that is why it has been approved. But today, this ingredient comes in liquid form which may be inhaled by the user. Inhalation of the spray tanning solution may cause lung problems. That is why you have to make sure that your mouth and nose are protected properly when doing the process of spray tanning.