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"Your Natural Color is where we begin. Then a Custom Color is Created for you" We Use The Highest Quality Products. We do not use FD& C coloring. Our product uses natural root & caramel coloring.
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"The new standard in healthy tanning has finally reached our audience".
"My Bella Tan" is very organic in its philosophy and approach to the market place by specializing in sunless & UV Free airbrush tanning services, that also encourages healthy lifestyle practice and promotes skin cancer awareness and prevention. We focuses specifically on custom blending and contouring with a state-of-the-art airbrushing system in addition to creating a recipe specific to each individual client’s skin type and skin tone. The precision based hand-application is provided by a professional, licensed and trained Aesthetic Skin Consultant, that take our client’s through our consultation process to find the perfect custom match for their skin giving premium & natural looking results they can trust everytime.
"Evolution of Tanning Over the Past Century"
~Sun tanning / Sunbathing - describes the act of exposing skin to sunlight for the purpose of enhancing skin pigment. Many attribute the end of pale fashion to Coco Chanel who declared tanning "in" in the 1920s; a suntan was seen as symbol of health, youth, and status. However, recent studies on the relationship between the sun's ultraviolet rays and our skin are changing the way we view that "healthy" glow.
~Suntan Lotion – in the1940s suntan lotion became popular because it promoted that bronzed glow everyone was striving for but not because of it’s protection; which in those days was as good as baby oil. Ouch! By the 1950s the bikini was the most talked about fashion accessory. Thank you Coco!
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~DHA and Sunless Tanning Products - DHA was first recognized as a skin-coloring agent in the 1920’s by German scientists for X-Ray purposes. In the 1950’s Eva Wittgenstein at the University of Cincinnati did further research with dihydroxyacetone. Her studies involved using DHA as an oral drug for assisting children with glycogen storage disease. The children received large doses of DHA by mouth, and sometimes spilled the substance onto their skin. Healthcare workers noticed that the skin turned brown after a few hours of exposure to DHA. Eva Wittgenstein continued to experiment with this unique substance, painting DHA liquid solutions onto her own skin. She was able to consistently reproduce the pigmentation effect, and noted that DHA did not penetrate beyond the stratum corneum, but it was not until the 1960s that Coppertone introduced the first sunless tanning product. This product was called “Quick Tan” or more popularly known as “QT”, and was sold as an overnight tanning agent. Consumers soon tired of this product due to unattractive results such as orange palms, streaking and poor coloration. Many people today still associate sunless tanning with fake-looking orange tans. In the 1970s the Food and Drug Administration added DHA permanently to their list of approved cosmetic ingredients. By the 1980’s new sunless tanning formulations appeared on the market, and refinements in the DHA manufacturing process created products that produced a more natural looking color and better fading. Consumer concerns surrounding damage associated with UV tanning options spurred further popularity of sunless tanning products as an alternative to UV tanning. Dozens of brands appeared on drugstore shelves. Today, Dihydroxyacetone is the main active ingredient in all sunless tanning skincare preparations. It may be used alone or combined with other tanning components such as erythrulose. DHA is considered the most effective sun-free tanning additive.
~ Tanning Pills - While having a great tan without effort and risk of sun damage can be a wonderful feeling, and the convenience of a sunless tan can be immense. In the late 1970’s the consumption of tanning pills, containing a color additive- canthaxanthin that changes the skin color, was an even easier method for tanning. There are some methods that are just not worth the risks to a tanners' health, and the sunless tanning pill would be one of these methods. Sunless tanning pills are unsafe and aren't approved by the FDA. They contain large amounts of the color additive canthaxanthin. When taken in large amounts, canthaxanthin settles in parts of your body, including your skin. It can turn your skin orange to brown and can cause canthaxanthin retinopathy, the formation of crystals in the retina of the eye. Tanning pills can also cause nausea, cramps and diarrhea.
~Tanning Bed - a device emitting ultraviolet radiation used to produce a cosmetic tan. Indoor tanning became another avenue for fake golden skin, which was invented in 1978 by a German scientist named Friedrich Wolff. The creation of indoor tanning beds was also a coincidence, because its original use was for studying how athletes could benefit from extra sunlight. Studies have found that ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a proven human carcinogen, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Frequent indoor tanners using new high-pressure sunlamps may receive as much as 12 times the annual UVA dose compared to the dose they receive from sun exposure.
About Us ~
~One Million People Every Year
This very troubling, statistic is a major reason why "My Bella Tan" was created. Being a Medical Aesthetician I had many clients that were still laying in the Sun/Tanning Beds, and asking me for an alternative.I then researched and found that over 1 million new cases of skin cancer are being diagnosed in the U.S. each year. I decided to no longer sit by and watch people ignore their unhealthy practices. I couldn’t understand why so many new cases come about every year, even though people know how to prevent sun and UV damage. So I decided that I had to do something about it.
~Refined. Custom. An Experience for Everyone
So what makes "My Bella Tan" truly different? I researched, and researched several tanning products/companies and found the best one."Fantasy Tan" ® These products offer the lowest DHA on the market.
We take our time with every single client and truly get to know each and every person.. We developed our team to be ‘Recipe Specialists’ in order to offer each individual client their own unique and custom look. We only wanted our clients to work with talented, licensed professionals that could create the most comforting and credible environment for them possible, so we hired the best Aestheticains in the marketplace. Lastly, My Bella Tan was created to appeal to all people, no matter their shape, race, gender or lifestyle, because we felt it was important to challenge the norm and show everyone that our service is truly for everybody.
We hope this gives a little insight about what My Bella Tan is all about. Take a look at the site and let us know what you think…if you see something you like or maybe something we can add, please let us know. We sincerely appreciate you taking interest in our company, and hope that you understand that we are much more than just a tanning company… Safe tanning is a healthy-lifestyle movement, and it takes all of our efforts to make a difference. The confidence behind a safe tan starts with My Bella Tan.