Sunless Tanning vs UV Rays/Tanning Beds

Eliana Silva

Posted on August 01 2017

There are many ways to achieve that golden-tanned skin everyone envies without actually going out into the sun. All are known as “Sunless Tanning.” But if you have never tried any type of sunless tanning, how will you choose the best option? At Brazilian Sun, we have done the research and believe you’ll find it extremely helpful when making your decision.

Why not just lie out in the sun?

Do you know that a tan is the result of the body’s attempt to protect itself from burning? The sun’s UVA rays penetrate the lower layers of the skin - the epidermis - triggering the melanocytes to produce Melanin. Melanin is the pigment that makes your skin turn golden brown. The problem is that in being exposed to the rays of the sun, your skin is still being irradiated. Over time, the sun’s irradiation of your skin can lead to irreversible damage… most commonly skin cancer.

Why not just lie out in the sun

Let’s talk about another option: Tanning Beds

Tanning beds became popular in the 1970s, mainly in Scandinavian countries, after which they made their way to the United States. A high percentage of people in America use, or have used, tanning beds, despite recent studies showing that the harmful ultraviolet radiation emitted from these machines has been associated with a wide range of disorders and diseases. In a nutshell, tanning beds blast you with UV rays, without the benefits of actually getting them from the sun. In recent years, in some countries like Australia and Brazil, tanning beds have been banned.

This brings us to our third option: Sunless Tanning

Sunless tanning requires going to a specialized salon. There is a solution is sprayed on the body resulting in what looks like a real tan. The primary benefit of the sunless tanning process is that it doesn't includes UV radiation! The sunless tanning solution produces a glowing tan contains DHA (dihydroxyacetone), a colorless sugar that reacts with proteins on the outer layer of your skin, kickstarting a bronzing process. DHA is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and is recommended by dermatologists.

Sunless Tanning


Are all sunless tanning Solutions equal? At Brazilian Sun, we know they are not! 

Brazilian Sun’s exclusive formula combines select ingredients and no harmful chemicals. First, ECO-CERTIFIED APPROVED DHA provides an effective and safe base for our product. Second, our formula includes Buriti oil. Buriti is an oil extracted from deep within the Brazilian Rainforest. This oil is rich in Vitamin A, E and C along with other nutrients that will leave your skin golden and glowing. Most importantly, our formula is organic.

We urge you to do the proper research before deciding what kind of indoor tanning experience is best for you, Remember that there is a way to get the most natural-looking tan using a HEALTHY and SAFE alternative to the damaging effects of UV rays.



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