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Airbrush Tanning: Is it safe?

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If you are someone who doesn’t want to forgo a tanned look, airbrush tanning may be a reasonably safe alternative to tanning beds but misting booths should probably be avoided. One extra consideration is not to get a quick “tan” before a special event. One woman on a forum remarked she made the mistake of having an airbrush tan done 3 days before her wedding. She felt it made her skin look “orangish” and she had difficulty washing the “tan” off over the following week because it had dried out her skin. It is probably best to try a few practice sessions before being immortalized in important photos with a less than the best result.

http://www.empowher.com/news/2009/07/28/tanning-beds-get-highest-carcinogen-rating

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080507000654AAB6w3O

http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductandIngredientSafety/ProductInformation/ucm134064.htm

Michele is an R.N. freelance writer with a special interest in woman’s healthcare and quality of care issues. Other articles by Michele can be read at http://www.helium.com/users/487540/show_articles

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Anonymous

We love these types of articles because there are so many people who want a healthy alternative to traditional UV tanning but don’t know the options. An airbrush client should also be aware of how to properly prepare for and care for their sunless tans so they get the longevity out of their cosmetic tan.
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August 30, 2010 - 8:46am
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Anonymous

A well-written and informative article. Here in Australia there is alot of concern of the risks involved with solarium (tanning bed) tanning. And as a result airbrush spray tanning and auto booth spray tanning has become more popular. I put together a website http://solarium-and-spray-tan-guide.com/ (which is a work in progress, comments are warmly welcomed) covering the two main types of non-natural sun tanning. Would love any feedback on there and also happy to reference this article if you like. Thanks, Willis

July 27, 2010 - 6:19am

Hi Remember the guy who liked the Shaver and bought the company ?

Well I did not buy a company but I did become a retailer of Sunless Self Tanning Products.

I would love it if you would check them out here...
http://www.selfspraytans.co.uk/

August 17, 2009 - 11:43am
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Anonymous

Thank you for this information. I used to "Mystic" Tan (the kind that is in the booth) but moved to airbrush tanning because it looked more natural. I love it. I have sensitive skin but have no problems with the solution. I will make sure not to inhale next time!

August 17, 2009 - 10:57am
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