The Human Microwave

What you will look like if you keep tanning in a human microwave! 3.25.14 image1 Most of our population has been baking their bodies in human microwaves for years. I find this extremely disturbing because the associated health risks are so dangerous. Do you want to look like a leather sofa in your old age? No thank you! As a fair skinned woman who is always looking for that bronze glow to enhance my blonde hair and blue eyes before my beach vacation or special event, I am a strong advocate of airbrush tanning. Airbrush tanning, also known as sunless tanning, gives you that year round tan without all of the harmful health risks. I know, it does sound a bit crazy and never in my life did I imagine I would have someone literally “airbrush” a bronze glow onto my starch white skin, but it is amazing what we will do these days to look good without putting our health at risk. There are a lot of health factors to be considered when it comes to tanning and I am sure you have heard them all before, but I am going to be the broken record player just one more time. I hope I  can convince a few of you to try my airbrush/sunless tanning trick just once. You’ll be hooked. I assure you! What really is tanning? Tanning is the body’s response when your skin is exposed to UV (ultraviolet) radiation. The skin becomes damaged, flawed, blemished and produces extra pigment to TRY (key word here, TRY) to protect itself against the UV radiation. The pigment then makes the skin look darker, dull and murky. UV radiation is a form of energy from natural sunlight or from a tanning device such as a sunlamp, tanning booth or tanning bed that is not visible to the human eye. It is classified as carcinogenic to humans and greatly increases your risk to skin cancer. The main health risks associated with tanning are the following:
  • Skin cancer
  • Burns and injury to the skin and eyes
  • Premature aging of the skin
  • Allergic reactions
  • Worsen existing medical conditions
  • Immune suppression
  So, for all of you human microwave worshipers, I have a solution…Sunless Tanning aka Airbrush Tanning. Airbrush tanning is a process which uses products containing dihydroxyacetone. This substance reacts with amino acids in your skin to form a natural looking tan. The tan is initially sprayed on and will continue to darken for approximately 12 hours. For best results you will want someone to apply the tanning mixture with a hand-held airbrush or spray gun. This will help ensure complete and even coverage. The other great thing about airbrush tanning is you will not develop the lines you normally get from laying down in a tanning bed because you are having a professional airbrush your tan. Check out this link to find some great Airbrush Tanning Salons located in the USA: Take a look at some of the pictures I below to see what a great airbrush tan looks like versus a bad airbrush tan. Feel free to email me at if you have any questions regarding airbrush tanning. Good Luck with your Glow! Great Airbrush Tan  3.25.14 image2   Bad Airbrush Tan  3.25.14 image3