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The Mysteries Behind DHA Bronzers

Everyone likes a little extra “oomph” when it comes to their tan, and bronzers can provide that. That richer, darker color can be achieved with the help of these products. There are two types of bronzers: natural and DHA bronzers.

The natural bronzers give immediate results, and you can forget about stains or streaks. Its ingredients include things like fig, henna and walnut shell extract. The bronzers DHA contain a colorless tanning ingredient, called dihydroxyacetone or DHA, for short. DHA bronzers develop color through an oxidation process, which means that they need to be exposed to the air for the color to develop. It takes about 3 hours to see your results coming to life and about a day for your tanning to fully develop.

Want to learn more about bronzers? Here are three myths to consider:

The Mysteries Behind DHA Bronzers

Myth 1: Your Tan Will be as Dark as Your Lotion

DHA bronzers have no color. To check on the color of your tan after applying DHA bronzers, you need to wait from 2 to 4 hours, before you can see any change.

Myth 2: No Bronzer on Fair Skin

It’s funny. Bronzers were actually developed with fair complexions in mind. This is because fair complexions are the ones that have the most issues tanning.

Myth 3: DHA Bronzers Will Leave Your Hands Orange

It might. To reduce streaking, natural bronzers are the better option. To minimize the chances of your hands becoming orange, wash your hands immediately after applying the product.


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