Recent research from the University of Washington suggests that the chemicals used to spray tanning are dangerous to your health .The risk has nothing to do with skin contact with the chemicals, but rather that they are inhaled. According to specialists, the dihydroxyacetone (DHA) used in cosmetic tanning products can enter the lungs and be absorbed into the bloodstream, where it can cause cell damage.In the following video from the SJolie beauty clinic , it is observed how the bronzer is applied without any type of protection, which damages the respiratory health of people:
According to information on the, DHA can cause lung problems such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Therefore, experts recommend wearing a mask while performing the procedure to avoid inhaling the harmful chemical.
In the 1970s, DHA was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use as a cosmetic ingredient and self-tanning products. According to various studies, this chemical does not harm the skin because it does not penetrate it; however, if inhaled it is highly dangerous.
It is important to mention that the specialists suggest that no type of tan is healthy for the skin, since it alters its pigmentation and natural state. If you still want a deep tan and choose the spray to achieve it, protect yourself with a mask to avoid inhaling the chemicals. Beware!