Though you may be tempted to get a gorgeous tan poolside or at the beach, don’t even think about it! Tanned skin is damaged skin courtesy of UV exposure. It increases the risk of cell mutations, which can lead to skin cancer, plus it’s a major factor in premature aging. And if you think you can get a safe tan with a tanning bed, think again. Tanning beds are even more risky than the sun, increasing a person’s risk of developing melanoma by 75%. However, a nice, golden glow does have its beauty benefits—it makes teeth look whiter, eyes look brighter, and it evens out skin-tone making spots and veins all but disappear.
Since baking in the sun is not an option, it’s nice to know ther
We all know a fake tan is the way to go these days. Bronzed skin makes us look better. It hides cellulite and other imperfections, while also making the body appear slimmer. However, getting a streak-free faux glow can be intimidating. Here we break down the rules for getting the most gorgeous natural looking tan whether it’s at a salon, spa, or in the comfort of your own home.
All self-tanners are made up of the ingredient DHA (dihydroxyacetone), which interacts with dead cells on the epidermis to turn a brown color. Some DHA is natural, derived from beet or cane sugar, while some is manufactured synthetically. While DHA is FDA-approved for topical use, recent warnings recommend
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