7 Self Tanning Myths Debunked

7 Self Tanning Myths Debunked

There’s nothing more desirable than a sunkissed glow, but we understand that self tanning can be daunting with so many complicated routines and misinformation floating around.  At summerbrons. our Self Tan Range was created to be applied effortlessly with maximum glow. To help you achieve flawless results without the worry, we are debunking some of the most common self tanning myths.

Self Tanning Myth #1 Self Tanning isn’t Safe

Self Tanning is absolutely a safe way to get the golden glow of your dreams, without having to expose your beautiful skin to UV rays.

The active ingredient in self tanners is DHA (Dihydroxyacetone), which is a sugar-based compound that reacts with the top layers of your skin to change the colour of it. It doesn’t penetrate past these skin layers, meaning no product absorption into your bloodstream. 

The summerbrons. Self Tan Range is enriched with nourishing oils, vitamins and 100% natural DHA for smooth, hydrated and perfectly bronzed skin


Self-Tanning Myth #2  All Self Tanning Formulas are the same...

It’s a popular misconception that all self tanning formulas are the same, and will give you the same results. Self Tanning products have evolved and are now available in many different forms, including foams, lotions, mists, mousses and more. 

It’s important to take time to research the different formulas so that you can make an informed decision on which one is best for you! At summerbrons., all of our products feature high quality formulas that are vegan, cruelty, sulphate and paraben free.


Self Tanning Myth #3 Self Tan Provides Sun Protection

Whilst self tan leaves you looking like a sunkissed beach babe, it won’t protect you from UV rays. It’s important to always wear SPF when exposing yourself to the sun.


Self-Tanning Myth #4 Self-Tanning Will Leave you Orange

This is one of the most nerve-racking concerns for first-time self tan users, and whilst some brands and application styles can leave you looking a little too far on the orange side, there are tips and tricks you can use to achieve a flawless result.

At summerbrons. our tanning products contain a green or violet undertone, which are suitable option for all skin types and will assist in cancelling out red tones often responsible for making tans appear orange.

Our Self Tanning Mousse is perfect for beginners, formulated with colour guide technology to tailor make the perfect tan for your skin tone  


Self Tanning Myth #5 Self Tan doesn’t last 

As much as we wish it was …Self Tan isn’t permanent, but with proper skin prep you can maximise the longevity of your gorgeous glow.  

We’ve created many tips, tricks and videos over on instagram to help your tan stick around well after the weekend.


Self Tanning Myth #6 All Self Tanners Smell Bad

There’s no denying that there are Self Tanners on the market with unbearable ‘fake tan’ scents that linger around for days, and attach themselves to all of your clothes and bed sheets! But rest assured summerbrons. Self Tan Products don’t have a lingering, overwhelming scent.


Self Tanning Myth #7 All Self Tanners Stain Your Sheets 

Traditional self tanning products can transfer onto your clothes and bed sheets, and can be difficult to remove if they are not washed straight away. However there are alternatives available to prevent you from ruining your favourite set of crisp white sheets, and spending any more time doing laundry than you have to.

Our tanning mousse dries quickly and we also a SummerSet Powder that will help to dry your tan almost instantly.  


We hope this has cleared the air with all of your self tanning concerns, and gives you the ultimate experience with your next self-tanning application!