Dr. Joel Schlessinger is featured in a SELF.com article about the potential danger of sunless tanning spray.
A recent news report by ABC News found that visiting your local spray tanning booth may also be harmful to your health. Studies show that the sunless tanning spray, DHA, has the potential to cause gene mutations. SELF.com interviewed Dr. Joel Schlessinger as well as the FDA to find out more information about this new development.
For now, these findings only apply to sunless tanning spray found in salons. Sunless tanning spray, lotions, creams and foams found in your home products have all been approved for external use.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger said that although a trip to the spray tanning booth may be harmful, it is still safer than a tanning bed. If you do decided to use a spray tanning booth, follow the FDA guidelines and wear a nose plug, eye protection, Vaseline on your lips and underwear.