We all know that ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause skin cancer, wrinkles and sunspots, but are there any dangers from spray tanning? Dr. Jennifer Walden explores the risks on NBC's KXAN Texas.
DHA, the active ingredient in spray tanning has been shown to cause cell damage in a laboratory setting. Results haven't been shown in human subjects but it is a cause for concern and we should always wear protective eye goggles, nose pieces and not ingest the fumes because we are still unaware of the safety of the DHA chemical. Many people think this uber-popular alternative to tanning is a blanket safe bet, however Dr. Walden urges people to "Go with your Glow," meaning apply a healthy amount of sunscreen daily and enjoy your natural skin tone. Wondering where to get that sun-kissed bronzed skin? Instead opt out for tinted moisturizers, mineral make-up, eating healthy and ultimately accepting your natural glow.
Click here to watch Dr. Jennifer Walden discuss this and more on KXAN!