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How should men with lots of body hair apply sunless tanning products?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Ask your dermatologist if a sunless tanner is safe and recommended for your skin and, if so, how best to apply it. Sunless tanners give you a tanned look without having to go out in the sun. Many contain a color additive called dihydroxyacetone that reacts with the amino acids in the skin, darkening its color temporarily. Keep in mind that the "tan" you achieve with a sunless tanner does not provide your skin with any protection against sunburning. Furthermore, sunless tanners aren't sunscreens, unless they carry an SPF, so read labels carefully.

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