Reports show that airbrush spray tanning is fast gaining popularity in the US. The growing number of salons and beauty spas offering airbrush spray tan is a clear pointer that spray tanning is the new trend in town. Moreover, random surveys of popular salon services indicate that an airbrush spray tan is among the most requested services now.
It is true that basking in the sun can be good, but extreme exposure to ultraviolet rays poses greater risks. For this reason, many people are turning to sunless tanning, as it is one of the most viable alternatives to sunbathing. In any case, it is safe and delivers great results.
What is Spray Tanning?
Airbrush spray tanning is a cosmetic process that involves the use of special sprays, creams, and lotions to change skin tone and color. Instead of baking in the sun for hours and exposing yourself to dangerous rays, you can easily tan your skin using this procedure. This procedure will give you the bronze glow you have always desired, as long as you apply it carefully and correctly.
How does spray tanning work?
Self-tanners consist of Dihydroxyacetone, which is the main active ingredient. Dihydroxyacetone stimulates the process of tanning by interacting with dead cells on the skin’s surface, consequently causing them to darken. Importantly, the tan is not permanent, and you should expect the glow to shed off in about a week or two.
The administration of airbrush spray tans is manual and requires the input of a professional beauty artist. These artists have to undergo rigorous training to ensure that they can keep up with client demands.
Airbrush tanning session should last for about 20 minutes, and the results can take up to 10 days if you take proper care and maintenance. For best results, you should wait for up to 24 hours before taking a shower. You can find more info here https://www.artesiantan.com/airbrush-tanning-solution/.
Many people often wonder if tanning products provide protection from the sun. The truth of the matter is that they do not. Tanning creams and sprays do not contain sunscreen lest they become ineffective. Sunscreen tends to reduce the duration of the results to only two hours of tanning.
Why is it popular?
Sunless tanning is a safe and natural way of temporarily changing skin color without exposing yourself to ultra violet rays. In fact, cancer awareness protagonists are encouraging more people to opt for sunless tanning to reduce the high number of new cancer cases in the USA.
The cost of airbrush spray tanning has come down significantly in recent years. This has had a major impact on its popularity as more people are turning to sunless tanning as an alternative to sunbathing. Furthermore, it is highly customizable, and you can choose the tone and color of your glow. The fact that it is temporary makes it easy to change to a new tan whenever you want.
So what is the future for sunless tanning?
Scientists from the Massachusetts General Hospital discovered new cells near the skin that produce more melanin for darker skin. However, the research findings are yet to be tested on humans. From these developments, people may soon be able to tan their skin without using creams or lotions. Until then, the future of sunless tanning remains bright, if the current trends are anything to go by.
The solar flares that ravaged were reported as one of the most powerful ones in the last decade. The last solar flare that was almost this magnitude happened in 2006.
What are solar flares?
A flare is defined as a sudden, and intense variation in brightness. They occur when built-up magnetic energy is suddenly released. Radiation is emitted across the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to x-rays and gamma rays at the short wavelength end. The amount of energy released is the equivalent of millions of 100-megaton hydrogen bombs exploding at the same time!
What are the effects of the solar flare?
High-frequency radio went through blackouts and there was no contact for 60 minutes. The SWPC reported high-frequency radio experienced a wide area of blackouts, loss of contact for up to an hour over the sunlit side of Earth, and low-frequency communication, used in navigation, was degraded for an hour.
It has been proven that solar storms are linked to whale strandings. What is still unconfirmed is how it is affecting people and their health. NASA claims this solar flare is not strong enough to do any damage, but people report headaches nightmares and such. It has also been said to increase anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, etc. One explanation for the correlation is that solar storms desynchronize our biological clock. The pineal gland in our brain is affected by the electromagnetic activity. This causes the gland to produce excess melatonin, and melatonin is the brain’s built in “downer” that helps us sleep.
Follow News Hour 24 for more on disruptive powers of the solar storm.
ABC News Reports on the devastating trail of the hurricane Irma.
The first official hurricane warnings were issued for Florida by the National Hurricane Center late Thursday evening as the storm continues to draw closer to the U.S.
South Florida and the Florida Keys were both issued hurricane warnings and storm surge warnings as the National Weather Service sent out its 11 p.m. update on Thursday.
“A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the coastline, during the next 36 hours in the indicated locations,” the NWS said in its newest warning.
Hurricane Irma is currently “pummeling” Turks and Caicos with powerful winds, according to the National Hurricane Center’s latest advisory. It is located about 535 miles southeast of Miami and should make landfall in South Florida on late Saturday or early Sunday.
The record Category 5 storm, which skirted north of the Dominican Republic early Thursday, has set its sights on South Florida after leaving a trail of death and destruction in the Caribbean. At least 13 people have been killed.
Irma, dubbed the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, had maximum sustained winds of 160 mph at 2 a.m. Friday as it moved over the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The wind speeds had dropped from Wednesday by about 25 mph.
“Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a powerful Category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days,” the National Hurricane Center said in its advisory.
As of 2 a.m. ET on Friday, Irma was moving at 16 mph and was located about 20 miles east-southeast of Great Inauga Island, the southernmost island in the Bahamas, where the storm was expected to hit Thursday night. Much of Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas could get 8 to 12 inches of rain, with up to 20 inches in isolated spots through Saturday. A storm surge could bring water levels up to 20 feet above ground in Turks and Caicos.
A storm surge could also reach 5 feet on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic where Irma swept by on its way to Turks and Caicos.
Millions of children in Haiti and the Dominican Republic are at risk, according to Save the Children organization.
“Deadly storms have a bias against children. Storms often leave a lasting impact on young minds. Relief efforts should prioritize children – their needs, their emotional well-being,” Unni Krishnan, director of Save the Children’s emergency health unit, said in a statement Thursday.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who declared a statewide emergency earlier this week, has warned that the “massive storm” could be more treacherous than Hurricane Andrew, which devastated the Sunshine State 25 years ago.
“I want everybody to understand the importance of this. This is bigger than Andrew,” Scott said Wednesday in an interview from Tallahassee with ABC News’ “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts. “This could be worse.”
At a press conference Thursday, Scott said Irma could bring “life-threatening” damage to Florida and he urged residents on the state’s east and west coast to be prepared to evacuate and to heed warnings from local officials, saying a storm surge could bring water levels up to 10 feet above ground.
“This could impact any part of our state,” Scott told reporters. “We’ll be doing evacuations, but everybody’s got to listen.”
Scott said he expects additional evacuation orders will be given once the storm gets closer.
Mandatory evacuations have already been ordered for parts of several Florida counties, including Brevard County, Broward County, Indian River County, Lee County, Martin County, Monroe County, Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, St. John’s County. Most of the mandatory evacuation zones were issued for barrier islands, coastal areas and for those living in mobile homes.
As of Thursday afternoon, about 650,000 people had been asked to evacuate Miami-Dade County alone, the southeastern-most county on the U.S. mainland with more than 2.7 million residents.
ABC News estimates about 1,200,000 Floridians statewide have been asked to evacuate.
Meanwhile, Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio on Thursday declared a state of emergency for the town and ordered a mandatory evacuation for the entire island, where President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort is located.
Voluntary evacuations have also been issued for certain regions.
Hurricane and storm surge watches were in effect for portions of south Florida and the Florida Keys on Thursday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Irma leaves 13 dead in the Caribbean
The islands of St. Martin and Barbuda were especially hard hit in the storm on Wednesday, and officials there are continuing to assess the damage.
Irma delivered massive destruction to St. Martin, and at least eight people were killed and 21 more injured on the small island, according to French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb.
There are about 6,000 Americans stranded on St. Martin, according to The Associated Press, which said the U.S. Consulate General in Curacao is working to get them off the island.
Although the airport was not destroyed, it is also not functional and support will have to be delivered via helicopter, Collomb said. He noted that 100,000 military emergency rations will be sent to the population.
One person — a toddler — was killed in Barbuda. The toddler drowned as the child’s mother tried to move to safer ground on Wednesday, according to Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne.
Barbuda suffered near-total destruction, with 90 percent of its structures destroyed, according to the prime minister, who described Irma like a “bomb” that shot “missiles” of debris across the island.
“When you have an unprecedented storm like this that comes with such significant wind force, this is like having a bomb literally thrown on a city,” Browne told ABC News in a telephone interview Thursday. “It is really the sheer magnitude of the winds that destroyed these properties.”
Barbuda recorded the strongest winds of any island in the path of Irma, with 155 mph gusts measured Wednesday morning. The prime minister on Thursday called for voluntary evacuations of Barbuda’s 2,000 inhabitants to Antigua, which fared better than its sister island during Irma, as a second hurricane, Jose, is strengthening and appears to be taking aim at the Caribbean.
One person also died in Anguilla where Irma caused “moderate to severe damage” to “critical infrastructure,” including the hospital, airport, fire station, police station, government buildings, public utilities and roads, according to the Department of Disaster Management in the British territory.
The U.S. Virgin Islands experienced a peak wind gust of 131 mph on Buck Island north of St. Croix on Wednesday.
Although Puerto Rico largely avoided the worst of Irma, with the highest wind gust on the Caribbean island measured at 70 mph, at least three people died there as a result of the storm’s impact, according to the governor’s office. A 79-year-old woman died at the hospital after she fell while being transported to a shelter, another woman died of electrocution and a man died in the hospital after getting in a car accident while driving in poor weather conditions.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said at a press conference Thursday morning that 6,200 people had hunkered down at shelters while Irma dropped 2 to 8 inches of rain across the island and up to 12 inches of rain in some isolated spots. One million customers were without power and 17 percent of the U.S. territory doesn’t have access to safe water.
Officials began assessing the extent of the damage Thursday, Rossello said.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday launched crews to conduct search and rescue flights in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist anyone potentially in distress after Irma, while also conducting overflight and surface port assessments.
“Our first priority is ensuring the safety of lives and helping anyone in distress. Following that, reopening the ports is a top priority, but we have to make sure we also do it safely,” Capt. Eric King, the commander of Sector San Juan and the incident commander, said in a statement. “Opening the port prematurely could create a situation for a greater risk or incident, which could ultimately result in an even longer port closure. We must ensure the port is clear of any obstructions and any significant damage to the port infrastructure from the storm that would prevent the flow of commercial commerce.”
ABC News’ Benjamin Gittleson, Max Golembo, Joshua Hoyos, Aaron Katersky and Benjamin Stein contributed to this report.