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By: Haywood Hunter
In many areas the weather will be getting warmer soon and people will start heading out to the beach. This also means that people will be putting away the heavy winter clothes and put on shorts, sandals and bathing suits. Many will already want a tan to show off before they even have a chance to lay in the sun. This makes a person what the best self tanning products are their to get ready for summer.
One of the most common ingredients in lotions and some creams is dihydroxyacetone, or as it is known, DHA. This substance will only affect the surface layer of the epidermis. One can use it by spraying it or rubbing it on the body.
Dihydroxyacetone is also called DHA. When the lotion is applied it will interact with the dead cells of the dermis to become darker than normal. Since these cells are no longer alive they will fall off fairly quickly when one showers or goes swimming. This makes it so a person has to reapply the lotion on a regular basis to keep their appearance.
There are some things that are called tanning accelerators that contain amino acids. These can be applied to the epidermis or they can come in pill form that needs to be swallowed. The primary function of these accelerators is to help the body produce melanin. Melanin is the substance that gives humans their skin color.
There is another substance called canthaxanthin that comes in pill form. This substance has been widely used as a way of making food turn a different color. Some now use it to make their skin become a brownish orange that replicates a tan. This will happen all over the body.
Many people want to look darker when the sun starts boiling down and people hit the water. There are some best self tanning products that can help them do this. However, they still must be careful about going outside into the sunshine since these products do not generally offer protection against sunburn.
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