Sunless Tanning Lotion
The word “tan” means a softening of any type of skin so that it appears to be fresh and wrinkle free. The postulate of sunless tanning is the same as that is applicable in a suntan in that it protects our skin from damaging rays, as well as from carcinoma of the epidermis. This gives a natural tan look to the users’ skins.
All sunless tanning is known as indoor tanning and is done with the appliance of a lotion containing DHA (Dihydroxyacetone), which is an extraction from sugar cane. This substance stains the skin surface and makes it fade like a suntan, as skin cells are naturally shed.
Sunless tanning lotions allow the skin to get a tan without the dangerous drying results of the sun. They contain protective moisturizers to save the skin from damage, as in the tanning salon, the rays are awfully intense in order a tan is achieved in a short time.
Exclusive formulations of rich almond oil and specially selected natural herbs are intensely valuable in keeping up the skin color by restoring dry, peeling, flaking, and dull skin into skin having a healthy, fresh glow. Some companies offer sunless tanning lotions with a color-enhancer formula that is intended to improve the skin tone, skin color, and skin texture. The naturally mixed, opulent, light body oils in them are claimed to allow the skin to breathe and to explain the true natural skin color. These formulations also contain moisturizers that melt the skin.
There are self tanning lotions also available that promise to give a long lasting, deep, dark tan immediately. Research is in progress to boost the tonality of sunless tanning on skin. These self tanning lotions agents do not give a real tan, but increase the melanin levels of the skin. These agents do not go deep into the layers of the skin. They rely on the reaction between DHA and skin proteins. They react with amino acids and the skin’s carotene to produce color compounds. The tan can last for 3 to 4 days. It is feasible to improve the skin’s tonality from DHA-induced sunless tan – which frequently lies outside the “”natural”" tan – for a “natural” look.