It’s that time of year again!

Juline Hamilton

Obviously, over exposure to the sun is bad for your skin, but did you know that self-tanners, while giving you the desired bronzed glow, have a free radical causing ingredient?

171879main_LimbFlareJan12_lgDihydroxyacetone or DHA is the main ingredient in most self tanners. And, in a study, it was discovered that in DHA-treated skin had more than 180% additional radicals generated during sun exposure than skin without DHA. (source)

So what’s a girl grown woman to do if she wants a tan but doesn’t want to get too much sun exposure?

  • Only use self-tanners when you aren’t going to be in the sun for at least 48 hours afterwards as that is the time frame when the worst DHA free-radical induced damage occurs.
  • Use an organic natural product that is heavy on other antioxidant ingredients.
  • Use a self-tanner with ERYTHRULOSE in it instead of DHA, but again I would follow the first two precautions…

View original post 87 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s