Self-tanners: how do they work?

 Self-tanners: how do they work?

The complexion of a beautiful natural golden color is essential to enhance the beauty. Sun tan is not always easy to achieve, moreover on autumn and winter seasons, that’s why alternative methods exists. Self-tanners are the solution for all those who like to maintain a bronze color throughout the year, regardless of the season and sun exposure. But how do self-tanners work?

DHA is the tanning agent

Let’s get some clarity on the self-tanners world to better understand how it works, what the used products are made of and the real effects they have on the skin and on the body.

There are often many doubts when using “self-tanning”: will my skin look unnatural? Are self-tanners bad for my health? Can I use self-tanners safely even at home? Today the technology of the sector is so developed that it can ensure optimal results without negative consequences, if the products are used correctly both during the domestic application and during the sessions at the beauty salons.

But what are spray tans?

They are cosmetics that owe their action to the presence of DHA (dihydroxyacetone) a totally natural compound derived from sugar canes, it creates a bond with keratin cells giving them a bronze-gold color, very similar to the one acquired after the sun exposure. We often think that these products acts in skin’s deepest layers directly with melanin, in reality the effect is superficial and temporary due to the DHA reaction; it takes place on the external layers of the epidermis and it’s gradually removed with the natural cellular turnover a characteristic of the outer epidermal layers. With these products it’s possible to obtain a natural complexion, eliminating the pallor of the months in which it’s more difficult to remain exposed to sunlight and without running any risk to one’s health and beauty. Among the most functional and simple solutions to use even in the domestic application we find the spray self-tanners, of which Be3 Evolution offers a complete range to satisfy all needs. The nebulization of the product allows a homogeneous application creating a veil of tanning, of the intensity of color that you prefer, without greasing and always keeping the skin hydrated.

Are self-tanners bad for your health?

The answer to this question is a sharp no: self-tanners are not harmful to health. The main reason is that their action stops at the superficial layers of the skin, thus not going to affect the body in depth. Being DHA a derivative of sugar cane is totally natural, it avoids practices that are harmful to the skin, such as UV lamps or excessive sun exposure. At the same time it’s however necessary to carefully choose the right product for your skin to avoid unpleasant inconveniences due to poor quality products.

Be3 Evolution has been present for years in the field of cosmetics with a range of self-tanners that stand out: they combine tanning properties with other specific hydrating and anti-aging components. It is important to keep in mind your skin needs when using self-tanners to achieve extraordinary results.

The most suitable self-tanner for every skin!

Tips for getting the best from your self-tanning product

To have an optimal result it’s important to prepare the skin correctly before applying any type of self-tanning product. What to do for a perfect self- tan?

  • Use a scrub to eliminate the superficial dead cells layer, this allow the product to have greater and longer grip on the skin. Make this step about 24 hours before applying the self-tanning product;
  • Apply the self-tanning product on perfectly clean skin;
  • Avoid using the product on damaged skin or on wounds and abrasions, it could cause annoying stains;
  • Remember to use a moisturizing lotion specifically on dry areas of the body such as elbows and knees;
  • In the following days, you should use gentle shower gel and cleansers to keep the skin smooth.

A golden skin gives you an irresistible beauty, discover all Be3 Evolution products and take care of your skin.