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A key ingredient in the composition of Bronz’Express self-tanners, DHA deserves to be highlighted. Behind the acronym DHA is Dihydroxyacetone, the essential component of Bronz’Express self-tanners.
Unlike natural tanning which acts on melanocytes and stimulates the production of melanin. DHA acts on the keratin of the corneous layers of the skin, its outermost part, and its use therefore presents no risk since it does not penetrate the deep layers in the epidermis. You can get a tan just like you would obtain with the sun without the damage!
It is thanks to what is called the “Maillard reaction” that DHA gives you a beautiful golden complexion: on contact, the amines, peptides, and amino acids in the skin take their color. Because DHA only colors the stratum corneum of the epidermis, the artificial tan it creates fades just as naturally as the suntan.
If it is recommended to scrub the day before applying your self-tanner, it is to get rid of the dead skin cells so that the DHA acts evenly and gives you a harmonious tan.