spray-on tan

spray-on tan

An orange-brown pigment that is sprayed on the skin surface and meant to simulate a suntan. It has been promoted as a safe alternative to tanning beds, which are linked to an increased risk of melanoma and other skin cancers; however, recent data suggests that the active chemical used in spray tans, dihydroxyacetone (DHA), has the potential to cause genetic alterations and DNA damage.
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Unfortunately, the spray-on tan may not be as safe as we once thought.
Researchers added that besides the cancer concern, DHA can create other negative health effects such as birth defects; this is especially the case if a pregnant woman allows the spray-on tan mist to get inside her body, according to Goldman.
According to a panel of medical experts, the active chemical used in spray-on tans -- dihydroxyacetone (DHA) -- can potentially damage one's DNA and cause genetic alterations.
Having sufficiently reviewed the literature and reports about DHA, the team of experts believe the warning signs of serious health concerns exist in spray-on tans.
It's been quite a few years since I last had a spray-on tan and it was a deliberate decision to never have one again since the three times I tried it, it was always a disaster: streaky, fading unevenly and bright orange (like I'd just been Tangoed), not to mention the obvious wash-line on the hands because they were the most washed area.
With that in mind, when Chris first asked me if I wanted to be their guinea pig for the new St Tropez spray-on tan they've just started doing at Head 2 Toe I have to admit I was a little wary.
First-time users of the spray-on tan filled out 78 surveys, and repeat users filled out 43 surveys.
1%) who had previously used UVL tanning beds said they had, or would, decrease their UVL tanning bed usage as a result of using the spray-on tan (Table 1).
In comparing the results for first-time users of the spray-on tan to repeat users of the spray-on tan, only two statistically significant differences arise using the [X.
The former wife of soccer legend George Best told me: "I like the Sun FX spray-on tan which I get done at The Elysium when I'm here.
Due to the advent of blemish-enhancing high-definition TV, spray-on tans are all the rage in Tinseltown.
Original Inventor of Spray-On Tans Continues to Bring Innovation to UV-Free Tanning