4 Good-For-You Self-Tanners That Actually Work
Here’s the thing: Most self-tanners have to include at least one crazy-sounding chemical,
dihydroxyacetone (DHA). It’s a colorless compound created through microbial fermentation that
reacts with the amino acids in your skin to reveal that temporary bronzed hue — but it’s considered to be safe, posing zero health risks to the consumer (even according to
EU standards). Plus, coating your skin in a chemical that eventually washes off is a whole lot better than baking in UV rays, right?