Sensitive skin and self-tanning – it's not impossible
For people with skin sensitivities and allergies, fake tanning can often be a bit of a no-go zone as the DHA (the chemical compound that changes the colour of your skin) may kick start a skin reaction.
Luckily, self-tanning brands are now releasing fake tanners with naturally-derived DHA, which means there’s less chance of flaring up your allergies. Yay for you!
So if you’ve been one of those beauties who has had to keep far away from the faux glow, get set to start tanning, because your bronzing life is about to change. Ready?
Here are some of our favourite naturally-derived fake-tanners that’ll get you sorted this summer season:
St Tropez Naturals Self Tan Milk – this self-tanning wonder is chock-full of natural ingredients – from vegatan, an eco-cert-approved and 100 percent naturally-derived tanning agent, to blackcurrant and babassu oils, your skin will look as good as it feels. Plus, no fake tan smell!
Garnier Ambre Solaire Natural Bronzer – the naturally-derived self-tanning agent in this self-tanner is combined with apricot extract to give your skin a natural, glowing tan. And even better? The aerosol works at any angle, making those hard-to-reach places a bit easier to spray.
Trilogy Instant Bronzing Gel – give this gel a mere two-to-three hours and you’ll have one seriously golden complexion. The natural, high performance eco-cert tanning ingredient gives your skin colour, while aloe vera and vitamin E soothe, hydrate, and protect your skin. Could you ask for anything else?
Trilogy Instant Bronzing Gel, $37.95, 03 9533 1336
Tip for those with eczema or dermatitis: If you have an event coming up and you’re looking to apply a fake tan, make sure you treat your skin for two weeks before applying the tan. We love: DermaVeen Eczema Lotion, and Nourish Naturals Eczema & Psoriasis Cream.
Do you use a natural self-tanner? How important are natural ingredients to you?