(Submit Articles) When used properly Sun Self Tanning Lotion is safe for skin unlike Sun's dangerous rays. Most sunless tanning products do not damage the skin nor cause any long-term health problems. The key reason being tanning products contains an active ingredient dihydroxyacetone (DHA) that is considered safe for skin. As with all topical products, Sun Self Tanning Lotion can cause minor side effects like rashes or allergic reactions. Moreover, you need to use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing to safeguard your skin.

How sunlight causes tanning

Sunlight has three forms, namely, infrared, visible light, and ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet light itself has three categories.

* UVA - This is known as black light which causes tanning.

* UVB - This causes sunburn.

* UVC - This is completely absorbed by the atmosphere or ozone layer, so it doesn't harm the skin.

Human skin is made up of two layers, the outer layer is epidermis and the inner layer is dermis. The tanning action actually takes place on the outer layer, epidermis. Sun Self Tanning Lotion, like all effective tanners, contains DHA. DHA is a colorless sugar that acts with the dead skin cells of the epidermis to cause a color change. The color change lasts for about a week after the initial application. Although Sun Self Tanning Lotions, like the gels and sprays that contain the active ingredient DHA, are considered reliable, the market is flush with other types of products too. The main among them are tanning accelerators which are lotions containing the amino acid tyrosine. Manufacturers of tanning accelerators claim tyrosine stimulates melanin formation that further accelerates the tanning process. But, presently there is no data to substantiate this claim. Another product popular with tanners is bronzers. These powders and moisturizers create a bronze tanned look.

Self Tanning is a popular pastime and is good for you if done in moderation. After all, the Sun produces vitamin D that is necessary for your body. A good bet is to use Sun Self Tanning Lotion, which safely darkens the skin to give you that striking bronzed look.

Sun Laboratories is the first professional Self Tanning product manufacturer and distributer. It has over a quarter of a century experience in the field of manufacturing tanning products. Sunlabs launches sun self tanning lotion to get the perfect tan at home.

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