Many of us have heard about the latest trend in self-tanning, which comes in the form of a moist towelette, called a Tan Towel. How exactly does it work? It's actually very simple. A towelette, similar to a baby wipe, is impregnated with dihydroxyacetone, also known as DHA.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, DHA is the safest, most effective ingredient in sunless tanning. As a colorless chemical derived from glycerin, it interacts with amino acids in dead skin cells to produce a brown color change. The resulting color change usually lasts anywhere from five to seven days, depending upon individual skin chemistry.
A Tan Towel self tanning towelette can be applied to clean, dry skin to produce an even, natural looking color which will develop in approximately 3-4 hours. It is generally not recommended to apply moisturizers after a Tan Towel application, since it could potentially interfere with the tanning process. One of the many benefits of tanning towels is that they dry within seconds, and tend to be nearly odorless, which allows for you to get dressed right away.
Tanning towelettes such as Tan Towel do not contain any added dyes or stains, and thus will not produce orange color or stain clothing the way many messy self tanning lotions, creams, or sprays can. Depending upon the actual brand, most tans will last anywhere from 3-5 days.
Tanning towels can also be used several days in a row to achieve a deeper level of color. However, it is important to note that although you can go into the sun after applying a Tan Towel, it is not going to protect you from the sun's harmful rays.
If you are a self tanning enthusiast and you have not yet tried Tan Towels, you are missing out on one of the simplest, cleanest, safest ways to achieve a healthy, natural looking self tan! For more information on Tan Towels, you can visit http://www.sensationalskin.net/
Paige Hallett is a skin care product consultant at Sensational Skin, and holds a Masters Degree in Business from Pepperdine University. For more information on Tan Towel, please visit http://www.sensationalskin.net/