With the growing popularity of research on the effect of sun rays on the skin and the general desire to stay young and healthy for as long as possible, fake tanning is getting more and more popular. However, many people are uncertain about the pros and cons of fake tan and today we'll dive into whether it is good or bad for your skin.
Is Fake Tan Bad For Your Skin?
Fake tan contains DHA which causes damage to the skin. It initiates the formation of free radicals which leads to the breaking down of collagen. This resultantly leads to premature aging skin, characterised by wrinkles, dark spots and sagging skin.
There is a heated debate about the negative effects of self-tan on the skin, but the problem is that there is a lack of in-depth research on the long-term side effects of using it regularly.
Many people compare self-tanning to sunbathing and going to the sunbeds, the negative effects of which are scientifically proven. Thus, in contrast, the fake tan looks less harmful than other methods of tanning even though this isn’t necessarily the case.
As well as this, spray tans must also be considered. One of the greatest concerns about spray tans is the inhalation of toxic chemicals. The chemical may harm your lungs or worsen medical conditions, such as asthma. So, if you decide to introduce this into your regular routine, it is better to hold your breath during the application and ventilate the room thoroughly afterwards.