Self Tanners and Sunless Tanners: Color without the Consequence!

It’s that time of year and everyone’s looking for that warm summer glow. But it’s no secret that excessive sun exposure only damages the skin. It’s true, there’s no such thing as a healthy tan, but pale doesn’t always equal pasty! If you’re looking for the tanned look without the risks, consider a sunless tanning lotion or spray. Without the detrimental effects of ultraviolet light, sunless tanning lotions can make your skin shine without the sun. The active ingredient is usually dihydroxyacetone, which dyes the very top layer of cells in the skin. The result is harmless color with the look of a “real” tan. The DHA-induced tan does not provide a base tan, and the tanner provides an SPF level of only about 2 to 4, so it is critical to use a regular sunscreen as well. Avoid the premature wrinkles and sagging skin. Protect yourself from skin cancer. Get some color, and keep your skin looking radiant and young.

If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dermatologists, please contact Sanova Dermatology today.

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