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« on: 28/05/2007 09:41:59 »
this year i decided that i don't particularly want skin cancer and i got some self tanning lotion. it works great, but how does it change the color of people's skin?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 29/05/2007 22:59:32 »
I do not know I always wanted a tan but the people I have seen always looked more yellow then suntanned so I avoided it way back.. do the newer products work better then the old 30 years ago products..LOL.. and does it wash off unevenly or gradually or all at once.. and what about staining my nice white dress! LOL Is there a dye like your question suggests .. Uh Oh Kadie.. I don't know how they work either I want to know too!!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 29/05/2007 23:03:27 »
lotions and sprays containi dihydroxyacetone. DHA is a colorless sugar that interacts with the dead cells located in the upper layer of the epidermis, as the sugar interacts with the dead skin cells, a color change occurs.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 29/05/2007 23:13:57 »
Is it temporary or does it last untill you shed that layer of skin?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 30/05/2007 00:24:28 »
it fades within a week, that is why you have to keep re-applying the stuff and paying more money out.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 30/05/2007 00:54:32 »
I have never used it thats why I asked.. Thanks Paul!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 30/05/2007 01:15:46 »
I have never used it thats why I asked.. Thanks Paul!

you can also get pills, these contain the pigment canthax. but there are side effectsa and i think they may now be banned in some countries.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 30/05/2007 02:49:46 »
i got the lotion that tans you slowly and i don't look orange at all karen. it's pretty good stuff?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 30/05/2007 03:58:00 »
i got the lotion that tans you slowly and i don't look orange at all karen. it's pretty good stuff?

What is it called. Can you tell me in a message and not here .. advertising you know.. I don't like the idea of any more pills!
 

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