Tuesday, June 8, 2010

DHA in Tanning Lotions

Tanning lotion can probably give you the best tan because it's safe and it nourishes you're skin at the same time unlike the real tanning process that actually damages your skin.

Tanning lotion does not give you an instant tan, your skin color will change gradually by repeated and prolonged use.

The most effective fake tanning lotions are those that contain DHA or dihydroxyacetone. DHA are approved by the FDA to be safe.

When DHA comes in contact with the skin, a browning reaction occurs, DHA turns into a sugar that combines with the skin's amino acid to form the chemical compound melaninoid which are color brown.

Remeber that fake tan does not protect you from the sun, so choose a tanning lotion that has SPH or apply another lotion with SPH to protect your skin from dangerous UVR of the sun.

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