Typically containing the ingredient dihydroxyacetone (DHA) in their formulas, self tanners provide a safe alternative to sun tanning. They allow you to achieve that golden glow to your skin that you are longing to have anytime throughout the year without the need to expose your skin to the dangers of skin cancer, wrinkling, or other signs of premature aging. For a smoother-looking tan, it’s important that you first exfoliate your skin to remove dry patches and layers of dead skin that may keep you from achieving an even, streak-free color.
Available in lotions, creams, and towelettes, self tanners deliver natural looking tans in minutes-to-days, depending on the product that you choose and the level of tan that you wish to achieve. Since healthy, hydrated skin is essential for the best results, self tanning formulas often deliver an added boost of moisturization for your skin. Some self-tanning solutions even offer SPF protection to safeguard your skin while you are outside in the sun.
Self-tanning towelettes containing concentrated formulas offer easy application for quick results that take only a couple of hours or slightly longer. As with many beauty care solutions, self tanning-formulas are available specifically for the delicate area of the face and neck.