Is self-tanner bad for your skin?

To get straight to the point, no, self-tanner isn't bad for your skin. The active ingredient of a fake tan is DHA or dihydroxyacetone. This substance reacts with the dead skin cells in the top layer of skin, giving you that beautiful, but unfortunately temporary, summer tan.

Your living cells are therefore not affected by using a self -tanner. Only the cells that would detach from your skin within a few days. For this reason, your tan will fade again within about a week.

Always use SPF sunscreen

Buttt it is still very important to just keep using SPF , even if you already have a tan. The UV rays of the sun simply pass through your fake tan and also reach your deeper layers of skin. A self-tanner only gives color to the top layer of your skin, but does nothing to protect your skin from the sun. That is why it is very important to apply yourself well, even if you have used a self-tanner.

Want to tan extra fast?

Would you like to tan extra quickly, which lasts longer than a week? Then take a look at the tanning oils. You can also use this if you have already used a self-tanner. Tanning oil is activated by UV rays and stimulates the skin's own melanin and ensures that you have a real sunkissed tan faster.