Self tanning cream is in great demand and there are plenty of products to choose from. As with tanning lotions, the function of self tanning cream is exactly the same. There are two categories:
- self tanning creams containing sunscreen
- creams which speed up the tanning process at the skin level containing no sunscreen
In the second case, extra care is needed to block the UV rays. It might be confusing, but the choice depends on the purpose of the consumer: self tanning and protecting against UVA radiation or just getting a beautiful bronze color.
A self tanning cream works by coloring the skin; the active ingredient is DHA. Self tanning creams are easy to apply and the problem areas such as elbows, knees, wrists, lines are easy to cover.wrink Even those worried that tanning might extend wrinkles have to admit that a self tanning cream has its efficiency and protection as well.
Available in dark, medium and light, self tanning creams are very popular among the addicted to tan. The most delicate tanning creams are quickly absorbed into the layer of dead skin cells while turning into brown color.
People are now comfortable with all the formulas assuring of: self adjusting color, natural-tan looking, sun-free tan, controlling the shade of the tan, harmonizing to skin type, non-greasy, non-streaky and, besides, E vitamin enriched for a healthier skin. It might be necessary to reapply every 2 or 3 hours for achieving the desired bronzed color. To refresh the self tan, the users are told to apply every day or two.
There are few self tanning creams containing some harmful compounds and the label should warn the consumers about their side effects