The 3 Types of Bronzers and How They Work
Type One: Cosmetic – Results are immediate but wash away after one shower. Typically a makeup bronzer, sometimes comes in liquid form but powder form is more common. This bronzer is applied with a makeup brush to the face and chest. Fun Fact: This bronzer is popular for contouring!
Type Two: Natural – Results last an average of 4 days. Natural bronzers are made from plant extracts and contain no DHA. Some of the most common ingredients found in natural bronzers are cacao, caramel, and riboflavin. Natural bronzers can be found as lotions or spray solutions. In fact many lotions and spray solutions already utilize many natural and organic ingredients, but many do combine the longer lasting effects of DHA.
Type Three: DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) – More commonly known as self tanner. Results last 7-10 days on average. DHA reacts to the protein naturally found on our skin. The longer a DHA bronzer is left on the more time it has to oxidize and darken. Most DHA bronzers will need to be left on for a minimum of 4 hours to maximize results. Fun Fact: DHA is one of the most common ingredients found in tanning lotions, mousse, and spray solutions!