Everyone loves the golden and bronze look that comes after long hours in the sun. But not everyone wants to run the risk of skin cancer, which is usually associated with excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation. In addition, a natural tan does not work if you have sensitive skin that burns easily or appears as spots. Sunless tanning products can help here. Read on to discover how these products can help you achieve the golden glow you always wanted, without any side effects.
How do tanning products work?
There is a wide range of products for tanning, which you can choose according to your requirements. You can apply, smooth or spray on an intense tan or a light bronze glow. These products generally take effect in 45-60 minutes. The final result depends on the time required for drying; You need to spend about three hours to get the tan of your dreams. Studies have shown that the most effective tanning products on the market are lotions, which consist of the active ingredient dihydroxyacetone (DHA).
DHA is a form of sugar that acts on dead skin cells in the epidermis. This interaction between DHA and skin cells causes a discoloration of the skin, which usually lasts 5 to 7 days after the first application. Millions of dead cells leave the epidermis every day. That is why the natural tan and the sun tend to fade. Most tanning products should be reapplied every few days if you want to keep your tan.
Types of sunless tanning products
Although tanning lotions and tanning aerosols containing DHA have proven to be the most effective, there are other products that can be equally beneficial. These include tan enhancers: pills or lotions composed of tyrosine (amino acids) that are intended to stimulate and stimulate the production of melanin in the skin. This speeds up the tanning process so you don’t have to spend hours in the sun.
An effective alternative to sleepless tanning products based on DHA is a tanning tablet composed of the active ingredient melanotan, a widely used color supplement. This tanning agent is deposited throughout the body, including the skin, and gives it an orange-brown color. Bronzer, available as a moisturizer and powder, is another type of tanning tablet. Tanners produce a temporary tan that can be washed with soap and water. However, this product is similar to makeup and only colors your skin.
It is important to remember that these products do not provide any protection against UVA or UVB rays, unless they contain sunscreen. Even products that contain sunscreen will lose their sunscreen properties a few hours after application. Be sure to apply additional sunscreen before going out in the sun. This is important if you want to prevent sunburn or other side effects of excessive sun exposure. You should also find a sunburn that does not leave streaks and that is easy to apply.