Self-tanners are a popular beauty product that allow you to have a healthy-looking, tanned complexion all year round - without the potential risks and harm of overexposure to the sun. If you are interested in using self tanner or learning more about it then this blog is for you. Here's everything you need to know about self-tanners.
What is self tanner?
Self-tanners are products that produce a brownish tint on the skin. They usually contain the active ingredient dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which reacts with the proteins in the dead skin cells in the outermost layer of the skin, causing a temporary tan. The color usually lasts about a week and begins to fade as the skin renews and peels.
Types of self-tanners
Self-tanners come in a variety of forms, including lotions, creams, mousses, sprays, and wipes. Some products are designed for specific areas of the body, such as the face or legs, while others are universal. There are also self-tanners with different tanning intensities, so you can choose the product that suits you.
Application of self-tanner
The correct application of self-tanner is crucial for an even and natural-looking result. Here are some tips to get the most out of your self-tanner:
Preparation : Thoroughly exfoliate your skin before use. This removes dead skin cells and smoothes the skin, resulting in a more even tan.
Application : Use gloves or an applicator sponge to apply the self-tanner. Start at the feet and work your way up. Avoid the areas around the eyes, nose and mouth.
Leave on : Let the self-tanner soak in and dry before dressing. Make sure you wait a few hours (or overnight if possible) before sweating or showering.
Care : Moisturize your skin regularly for a longer lasting tan. When the tan begins to fade, you can reapply the product.
What to look out for
While self-tanners are a healthy alternative to sunbathing, it's important to note that they don't provide sun protection. So you should still wear sunscreen when spending time in the sun.
Also, you should always do a patch test before using any new product all over your skin to make sure you are not allergic to it.
Self-tanners can be a fantastic way to achieve a tanned glow without exposing your skin to the risks of the sun's rays. With the right preparation, application and care, you can achieve a beautiful, even and natural-looking tan. Always remember to protect your skin from the sun despite the tanned look. Happy tanning!