The self-tanner is a good resource for those who do not like to sunbathe or to take much less, although it is extremely important to know how to apply it. It should always be remembered that when being in the sun, a correct protector must be used, according to the type of each skin, regardless of what color we already have. It should be noted that the self-tanner does not protect any of the harmful effects of the sun .
The self-tanner does not cause any type of damage to the skin, because it is not absorbed through it, if not it remains in the corneal layer, this is the most superficial layer of all the skin, providing only the tan tone that is want. Generally, this product has dihodroxyacetone, which reacts with keratin and some other proteins of the epidermis, thus causing it to color.
The result begins to notice after between 3 and 5 of having been applied the product. The duration of the natural tan from the sun also varies, although it remains between 6 and 9 days, this is the time it takes for normal skin exfoliation. Tips to achieve optimal results:
- The skin must be exfoliated with a vegetable sponge to obtain a homogeneous surface, this makes the product not stain. It should be emphasized in those areas of folds; as are the elbows, knees and ankles.
- It must be hydrated with cream, to be able to replace the hydrolipidic protective mantle that has been removed with the ex-foliation.
- The self-tanner should be spread evenly on all parts of the body and face. Avoid the contour of the eyes, eyebrows and entrances to the scalp.
- Finally, hands should be washed well with soap and water, so that they do not take on the color of the whole body.
Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.