sunless tanning safety
In July 2009, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization, concluded that tanning devices that emit UV radiation are more dangerous than previously thought. IARC moved these devices into the highest cancer-risk category — carcinogenic to humans. IARC’s conclusions and recommendations were based on its 2006 review of 19 studies conducted over 25 years on the use of indoor UV tanning equipment. In addition to the serious risk of skin cancer, UV tanning can cause premature aging, immune system suppression, eye damage, and allergic reactions. Some states have even begun to restrict minors from receiving UV tanning services. Download an FDA report on indoor UV tanning risks here.
But most of us crave a healthy glow, and safer sunless tanning offers a practical alternative to UV tanning — even the Mayo Clinic says so here. While the unnatural consequences of many self-tanning lotions have given sunless tanning a bad name, GloPatrol airbrush artists and today’s revolutionary heat-infused evolv equipment combine for reliable, stunning results.
Most professional sunless tanning products work because of a color additive called dihydroxyacetone. When applied, dihydroxyacetone reacts with dead cells in the skin’s surface to darken the skin. Approved by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for external application, dihydroxyacetone is often derived from plant sources, such as sugar beets and sugar cane, and by the fermentation of glycerin. Most customers close their eyes and hold their breath during the few seconds of face application. Your GloPatrol can provide additional precautionary items, if desired.