I have been struggling with awful pasty skin this winter. I swore off tanning beds about a year ago. Yes, I had an addiction to tanning beds several years ago! I admit it. I can't stand how pasty white/gothic looking I get in these cold winter months. Being sprayed down with chemicals did not seem like a better option.... Sooo I found the product below. I have not tried it yet but am excited it will be a quick fix for my Marilyn Manson look. :) However, if the next time you see me, I look like a pumpkin...you will know it did not work so well. I am happy to be the guinea pig and will keep you posted on how it works.
"THE PERFECT SUNLESS TAN We all know how dangerous the sun’s UV rays can be for our skin. With that in mind, do you expose your skin to get that perfect tan, hold your nose and subject yourself to that foul smelling chemical tan, or avoid the sun altogether and miss out on that sun-kissed summer glow? You’ll be pleased to know there’s a safe, natural and fabulously scented alternative! There are now two organic self tanning lotions from Lavera - one for the face, another for the body, that’s completely chemical and toxin free.
Two natural ingredients, vegetable-derived DHA (Dihydroxyactone) and the sugar agent Erythrulose, give your skin a wonderful fresh tan on a natural basis. These two ingredients react with the amino acids of the skin, resulting in a brownish tint of the pigment. This reaction is completely harmless and a safe alternative to chemical tanners.
This unaltered photo shows a smooth, natural tan develop on the right arm only 3 hours after initial application, compared to the untreated left arm.
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