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Beauty Tip: Is sunless tanning safe?

According to the Mayo Clinic, sunless tanning is less harmful than direct sunlight or tanning beds.

The clinic suggests that consumers first understand how sunless tanners — lotions and spray tans — work in order to get the best results.

“Sunless tanning products, also called self-tanners, can give your skin a tanned look without exposing it to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Sunless tanning products are commonly sold as lotions and sprays you apply to your skin. Professional spray-on tanning also is available at many salons, spas and tanning businesses,” states an article written by Mayo Clinic staff. “The active ingredient in most sunless tanning products is the color additive, dihydroxyacetone. When applied, dihydroxyacetone reacts with dead cells in the skin’s surface to temporarily darken the skin. The coloring typically wears off after a few days.”


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