We all want to look healthy and tanned, but is there a safe way to achieve this?
As we are now aware of the harmful effects and damage that the sun’s UV rays have upon our skin, more and more people are opting for UV free sunless tanning.
In less than 10 minutes you can have a safe and beautiful natural looking tan, achieving the same result as 10 days in the sun without the damaging and ageing affects of UV rays.
How did Spray Tanning come about?
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) discovered in the 1920s, when accidentally spilled on the skin resulting in a brown colour, has been listed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 1973 and has been used in cosmetics since the 1960s.
DHA is not absorbed through the skin and has no known toxicity. It is considered the most effective sun free tanning. Combined with raspberry extract it gives more moisture to the skin and achieves a longer lasting tan.
Since I qualified in 2009 I have always used Sienna X Tan products as they give a realistic, natural looking, golden brown tan on any skin type and is alcohol, paragon and cruelty free which is really important to me.
Some of the other ingredients include Organic Aloe Vera, Green Tea, Vitamin A and E, Organic avocado, Erythrulose (Raspberry Extract) and Coconut Fragrance (which is totally safe for nut allergy sufferers as it is the essence of the coconut).