I Heard These Products Make You Orange And Smelly, Is That Still True?
As long as you use the right products, there is no reason for that “orangey” colour and awful smell that used to occur with self tanning. When these products were first introduced in the 70s and 80s, it’s true that these were problems. But over the last 50 years, the industry has come a long way!
That orange colour people used to get has been replaced with gorgeous shades of tan, brown and golden tan.
The vast improvements come from:
Better manufacturing processes
Purer supplies of DHA (the active ingredient)
Recognition of the need for a lower pH level
Better complimentary ingredients
More sensible concentrations of DHA
As for that unpleasant smell that used to come from self tanners, it’s been mostly eliminated by the higher-end products.
There’s no denying that DHA does produce an odour. But as long as the formula you use has quality masking ingredients and fragrances, you’re not really going to notice it.
A word of caution however.
Most cheap self tanners produce a somewhat orange colour and terrible smell. It all has to do with the quality of ingredients and the manufacturing process used to make the product.
You definitely get what you pay for with No Sun Tan, affordability & quality with products that generate effective visible results!
How long will it take to achieve a tan using No Sun Tan Capsules?
All skin types are different and therefore tan at an individual rate. Roughly, following our expert advice an average time is roughly three weeks. However, results are sometimes noted earlier.
Is Self Tanning Safe?
Once people realize all the wonderful benefits that self tanning can do for them, the next question I always get is “Yeah, but is it safe?”
Before I get to the specifics, let me tell you the answer is a resounding, YES!!!
All self tanning products contain one ingredient that is responsible for making the skin turn tan. It’s called Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). As for safety concerns, DHA has been approved by the FDA for use in self tanners since 1973. And it’s also approved by Europe’s version of the FDA, the European Medicines Agency.
Further, sunless tanning is recommended by the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Dermatology and the Skin Cancer Foundation as a safer alternative to UV radiation from the sun or tanning beds. So is it safe? I’d say so. And so would the scientists and smart people behind the organizations listed above!
In addition to DHA, self tanning products also contain a number of other ingredients that are found in many other cosmetic and beauty products. These can include botanicals, organics, moisturizing agents, cosmeceuticals, chemical compounds and other commonly-used ingredients.
These, like DHA, have not been found to cause any ill-effects when used as directed…
Bottom line: Self tanning is the safest known way to get a gorgeous tan.
So How Does Self Tanning Foam Work Anyway?
When applied to the skin, DHA interacts with the amino acids found in the outermost layer of your skin. It’s the same type of interaction you witness with foods turning brown (think apples and pears when the inside is left exposed to air).
DHA is a simple sugar. And simple sugars interact with amino acids to create brown and golden-brown compounds. This is what gives you the beautiful bronze tan. Results will begin to develop on application and within a few hours. And can last anywhere from 3-7 days.