Tips to remove Sunless tanning: how to remove self tanner?

Unless you have got yourself a permanent tan by way of hormonal therapies, the upshot is that most tanners are typically temporary. Dihydroxyacetone is normally the primary ingredient used in self tanners. It is neither paint nor a dye. Tanning agents typically make use of the reaction caused by the amino acids of the dead skin and itself, to develop a tanning effect akin to the process of preparing food. Ultraviolet radiation is not used in any manner, in this sort of tanning process. Tans of this nature are usually long lasting, provided the application is applied thoroughly.

The tan may start to disappear; one layer at a time, once the dead skin starts to peel off. As you revert back to your original skin color, you will notice the gradual process of change. This process can be enhanced by the removal of dead cells to exfoliate the skin. In the process of exfoliation, you can try applying the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon. After applying it all over the affected area of the skin, the juice must be gently massaged on the skin; you may also add some sugar to go along with the fresh lemon juice application. In most cases, the skin should start to revert back to its original complexion over a period of a few weeks. A popular alternative method is to use baking soda to alleviate the discoloration from the excessive use of self tanner. Baking soda is believed to be beneficial in loosening the skin thus making it effortless to exfoliate. Do bear in mind that the use of baking soda is most effective when administered as early as possible.

Some folk therapists also recommend the use of a cloth dipped in alcohol to rub over the affected area, if there is a glaring stain erroneously caused in the midst of a self tanning procedure. The alcohol is known to be effective in eliminating any self tanning stains. When evaluating tanning procedures again, it may be highly advisable that you opt for tanning procedures that call for increasing the amount melanin in your skin. Some self tanners contain tyrosine and the advantage of using tyrosine is that unlike Dihydroxyacetone -- which reacts with your skin -- tyrosine promotes the development of melanin in the body. This process results in the skin darkening naturally and exposure to a normal sun tan will further enhance the tanning process. Spending time in the sun under ultraviolet radiation is the most preferred option to gain a tan. This is because the tanning takes place when the ultraviolet radiation from the sun oxides the melanin in the skin thus making it darker.

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