It looks like summer is going to be a little different this year! With some beaches and public pools closed, you may be wondering how you’re going to get a tan this summer. But don’t worry, you can still get that summer glow right at home with self-tanning products!
How Do Self-Tanners Work?
Self-Tanners work by using an active ingredient called DHA. But what exactly is ‘DHA’ and how does it work?? We’re glad you asked!
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is an ingredient derived from sugar cane & beets, which reacts with the amino acids in the skin to create the darkening reaction (aka the tan). The action of DHA is limited to the upper layer of the skin and involves a reaction between DHA and skin proteins and oxygen that produces brown compounds.
Think of it as a similar process to when you slice open an apple and the surface of the apple browns when it’s exposed to the oxygen in the air! The development of color takes anywhere from 2 to 4 hours and the intensity of the color is dependent upon the DHA concentration in the product as well as each tanner’s individual skin characteristics.
The color developed by the DHA usually lasts 5 to 7 days and begins to fade as the top layer of the skin naturally exfoliates.
How Do I Maintain My Tan?
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!! Hydration of the skin is KEY to keeping your tan flawless, as dry skin will slough off faster and the color fades sooner. You basically want to slow down your body’s natural exfoliation process.
Another important reminder is to use bath and body products that are paraben-free and sulfate-free, as well as consider using a sunless tan-extender. These products help to hydrate the skin and maintain even, natural-looking color longer!
Where Can I Get Self-Tanning Products?
Look no further than Bronze Beauty Spray Tanning for all of your self-tanning needs!! We are currently selling self-tanning kits online for a limited time! We only sell the highest quality self-tanning products that we have personally tested and used ourselves. These products give you a flawless, natural glow… never leaving you streaky or orange. Click here to order your kit today!
So no matter what this summer looks like, with a great self-tanning regime, you’ll get to enjoy a glowing tan all summer long! Happy Tanning!