SELF TANNER FACTS ☀️
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is the most common active ingredient found in self tanning products. DHA is a sugar molecule that bronzes the top layer of skin and commercial preparations usually contain about 3-5% DHA. There is no clear evidence that DHA is harmful to humans when applied topically as directed. The main concern for potential harm arose when a study correlated the use of highly concentrated amounts of DHA with free radical production. However, like I mentioned earlier, the concentration of DHA in self tanner is so small it is considered non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. However, it is still not recommended that you ingest self-tanner, so if you use self tanning sprays protect your mouth, nose and eyes.