Q: Why do some self tanners make me turn orange?
A: It can be a combination of the type of self tanner used and the level of DHA (the active self tanning ingredient). Self Tanners have come a long way since their introduction. Traditional self tanners relied solely on DHA to create a temporary "tan". Recently, many self tanners started including Erythrulose, a similar type ingredient that delivers a more golden color to the skin, whereas DHA tends to be more red/orange. The use of these two self tanning ingredients together and with the right balance allows for a more golden-brown hue and a more natural looking "tan". In addition, Erythrulose takes longer to react than DHA, therefore allowing for longer lasting sunless color. Always use a professional self tanner rather a product from a discount store for best results!