Grant Regional Health Center now offers sunless tanning—a healthy alternative to time in the sun or tanning booths.
Sunless tanning is a process that uses an airbrush delivery system to gently and evenly apply tanning solution to the skin.
The tanning solution is streak-free, applies easily and evenly, absorbs quickly, gives a natural-looking golden tan, and fades like a real tan. You will not have to expose yourself to hours of damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays which can cause burning, premature aging and even skin cancer. The final effect will last up to 10 days.
The active ingredient in the sunless tanning—DHA (dihydroxyacetone)—is derived from sugar cane and interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to produce a golden brown color. This reaction takes four to six hours to visibly emerge into a golden tan. It then continues to develop over the next 24 hours. The color that results varies slightly from person to person, just as UV tans will differ, according to natural skin tones. This is different than the UVA and UVB rays of the sun that stimulate the melanin pigment in the skin. The sunless tanning produces this golden brown color without skin damage.
Sunless tanning works on the top layer of the skin only and will shed, or fade like a tan from the sun over several days. The way the tan fades depends on the way each person's skin naturally exfoliates. The longer and more regularly you tan, the better the tanning effect will wear.
Benefits of the sunless tan without the harmful risks, include:
For more details on this exciting new service, call:
Therapeutic Health Services