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Not all skin types are brown by themselves, and there are even white skin types that have great difficulty acquiring that characteristic tanned tone of summer. For these skins, 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 secondary or harmful effects, since it comes from a component that is limited to coloring the skin cells. In the past, self-tanners (which appeared more or less in the 50s of the 20th century) 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 simulates a natural tan.

It is important not to forget that self-tanners, although they are a perfect alternative to have a brown and golden skin tone, 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 changes in cell tissue that could lead to skin cancer. For this reason, even if you use self-tanners, you should always continue to apply sunscreens with a high solar factor to avoid possible injuries caused by the sun.

Apart from this precaution, self-tanners are not harmful and merely color the superficial layers of the skin temporarily to simulate a natural tan. In addition, in recent years they have been improving its 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 show off an ideal tan without having to expose your skin to the dangers of the sun, take a look in our catalog to find the self-tanner that best suits your needs. At Farma2Go we work so that you can find your favorite self-tanner 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 tanning can be applied directly at home, with the different products and self-tanning creams that exist on the market. Ideally, use them after exfoliating the skin to remove dead cells, and taking care to apply small amounts to the knees, heels, ankles and elbows, to avoid unnatural excess colouring.

To achieve a correct tan, it is best to internalize a routine to apply the self-tanner daily during the first days of application, being able to space it out 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 different from those brown 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 on the outermost layer of our skin. These cells, being so superficial, are eliminated after two or three days by the natural process of the organism of desquamation. 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 toasty brown. For this reason, 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 the desired result is achieved. Once you have a brown tone that you like, to maintain it, it is enough to apply the self-tanner once a week.

Tanned Skin with the Best Farma2Go Brands

If we want to have tanned skin without the risk of burns and other damages from sun exposure, such as skin diseases, a great option is to use self-tanners. With them, we can artificially achieve a completely natural-looking brown skin. To do this, at Farma2Go we offer you the best prices on the market for self-tanners. In our catalog you will find leading brands such as AVENE or BIODERMA at unbeatable prices, to achieve a 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-Tanner , which provides sensitive skin with an even, natural and luminous tone. Thanks to the balanced association of its active ingredients, this self-tanner provides the skin with a calming, moisturizing effect and a harmonious coloration. In addition, it offers a light and non-greasy texture, pleasantly scented, which confers a uniform and natural tone that allows you to obtain, in just one hour and without sun, the brown skin that we all want.

BIODERMA Self-tanners: 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 by stimulating the skin's immune system against the sun. One of its flagship 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, homogeneous finish that favors DHA impregnation of the epidermis. which significantly improves the quality of 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.