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Not all skin types are naturally dark, and there are even white skin types that have great difficulty acquiring that characteristic summer tan tone. For these skin types, which need a little help to achieve that healthy brown tone, an ideal solution may be the use of self-tanners . A self-tanner is a compound based on dihydroxyacetone or DHA, derived from sugar cane, which produces a color very similar to what we can achieve with the sun's rays, but without causing any side or harmful effects, since it comes from a component natural that is limited to coloring the skin cells. In the past, self-tanners (which appeared more or less in the 1950s) were based on artificial formulas that offered a very unnatural semi-orange color, but currently these products have evolved thanks to innovation and development to achieve very optimal that perfectly simulate a natural tan.

It is important not to forget that self-tanners, although they are a perfect alternative to have a brown and golden tone on the skin, do not have any type of sun protection factor, so it is essential to continue using your usual sunscreen when exposing yourself to the sun. DHA does not protect or strengthen the skin against UVA and UVB radiation, so the sun's rays may continue to attack your skin, causing damage, burns and possible alterations in cellular tissues that could lead to skin cancer. Therefore, even if you use self-tanners, you should always continue applying sunscreens with a high sun factor to avoid possible injuries caused by the sun.

Aside from this precaution, self-tanners are not harmful and simply color the superficial layers of the skin temporarily to simulate a natural tan. Furthermore, in recent years they have been improving their composition so that the application is easier and more uniform, the absorption is faster, the tone is brighter and more natural, far from the orange effect and strong color that it left years ago. If you want to have an ideal tan without having to expose your skin to the dangers of the sun, take a look at our catalog to find the self-tanner that best suits your needs. At Farma2Go we work so that you can find your favorite self-tanning product with the best prices on the market.

How are Self Tanners Used?

Generally, self-tanners are especially indicated for sensitive skin that cannot be exposed to the sun, so they are valid for all skin types. This type of artificial tan can be applied directly at home, with the different self-tanning products and creams that exist on the market. The ideal is to use them after having exfoliated the skin to eliminate dead cells, and being careful to apply small amounts to the knees, heels, ankles and elbows, to avoid excess color that appears unnatural.

To achieve a correct tan, the most recommended thing is to internalize a routine to apply the self-tanner daily during the first days of application, being able to space it every two or three days later. You will discover that, little by little, your skin is acquiring that characteristic color of a natural tan that will not be differentiated from those dark skins that are easily colored by the sun. Don't forget to wash your hands well and rinse them after each application!

How does a self-tanner work?

When dihydroxyacetone (DHA) comes into contact with the epidermis, it produces a chemical oxidation reaction that stains the dead cells of the outermost layer of our skin. These cells, being so superficial, are eliminated after two or three days by the body's natural process of shedding. 2% DHA is enough to achieve a sunless tan, but most self-tanners include between 3 and 6% in their formulation. The color, therefore, can vary, ranging from a more orange tone to toasted brown. Therefore, it is important to test the self-tanner on an inconspicuous area of ​​the skin before using it all over the body.

The tan is acquired, thus, progressively during a routine application of the self-tanner. Normally it is enough to use the product every other day until you achieve the desired result. Once you have a tan tone that you like, to maintain it, simply apply self-tanner once a week.

Tanned Skin with the Best Brands in Farma2Go

If we want to have tanned skin without the risk of burns and other harms from sun exposure, such as skin diseases, a great option is to use Self-Tanners. With them, we can artificially achieve completely natural-looking brown skin. To do this, at Farma2Go we offer you the best prices on self-tanning products on the market. In our catalog you can find leading brands such as AVENE or BIODERMA at unbeatable prices, to achieve perfect and evenly tanned skin.

AVENE Self-Tanners: This highly renowned and prestigious brand has solar products aimed at tanning the skin and repairing skin damaged by the sun. Among them, we can find AVENE Moisturizing Self-Tanning , which provides sensitive skin with a uniform, natural and luminous tone. Thanks to the balanced association of its active ingredients, this self-tanner provides the skin with a soothing, moisturizing effect and a harmonious coloration. In addition, it offers a light and non-greasy texture, pleasantly scented, which gives a uniform and natural tone that allows you to obtain, in just one hour and without the sun, the tanned skin that we all desire.

BIODERMA Self-tanning products: BIODERMA self-tanning products provide a uniform and progressive natural tan thanks to the self-tanning active ingredient DHA (dihydroxyacetone), which offers internal biological protection to protect cells and DNA, stimulating the skin's immune system against the sun. One of its star products, which guarantees a perfect tan, is the BIODERMA Photoderm Self-Tanning Spray , which thanks to a unique diffusion system, vaporizes an instant drying mist with a dry and homogeneous finish that favors the impregnation of the epidermis with DHA, which significantly improves the quality of the coloring. This spray is indicated for the skin of the face and body of those people with sensitive skin who are looking for a uniform and progressive tan without having to expose themselves to solar radiation.