Rue How-To: Self Tanning 101 For A The Healthy Glow

Badgley Mischka Summer is officially here, and as the temperature goes up, so too does our fear of having less-than-ready-for-airtime limbs. By now we all know about the dangers of skin cancer – so faux tanning is the chicest, safest way to get that bronze glow.

Self tanners have come such a long way from when they first hit the scene (no more of that “fake tan” smell, orange hue, streaks, or spots!). There are so many great products on the market now, whether self tanners, gradual tanners, or bronzers.

A self tanner will give you that sunkissed color without being exposed to the sun. Its main ingredient is DHA (dihydroxyacetone), which reacts to your amino acids, giving you a golden glow in 3-4 hours that will last about 5-7 days. Just don’t shower or sweat for about four hours to give the self tanner time to develop.
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June 18, 2011