What’s in Your Sunless Tanner? l The Makeup

  • Published on:  6/12/2018
  • Unless you’re genetically blessed with a year-round sun-kissed tan, chances are you may get a faux glow by reaching for an at-home self-tanner. There are so many options out there — creams, gels, mousses, oh my! But have you ever wondered what’s actually in sunless tanner to make it magically work? The answer is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). It’s a type of sugar that’s primarily used in sunless tanners, and it's kind of controversial. In this episode of POPSUGAR’s latest beauty explainer series, The Makeup, host and senior writer Kirbie Johnson breaks it all down for you. Watch, learn and get your glow on!

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