The adjective bronzer is used to rate that which tans: that is, it confers a tonality similar to that of the bronze. In general, the idea of tanning is used with respect to the action carried out by the sun’s rays or an artificial substance by giving the skin a dark color.
Bronzer, in this setting, is used as noun to allude to cosmetic product that encourages or generates skin tan. These items allow to increase the effect produced by the sun or even cause the skin to tan without the sun’s intervention.
Bronzers are applied to the skin. They usually act by enhancing the synthesis of melanin, a pigment that is found in the cytoplasm of some cells and that gives color to the skin, hair, etc. In this way, when the sun hits the melanin, the color of the skin changes.
In tanners, therefore, substances that activate melanin or substantives that stimulate the production of melanin and its transfer to the surface of the skin can be included. The purpose of the cosmetic product, in one way or another, is to contribute to tanning.
Sunbathing is beneficial for synthesis of vitamin D, which helps improve the body’s defenses and strengthens bones. That is why using bronzer and being in the sun is positive. However, excessive sun exposure can lead to Cancer skin. It is therefore important to avoid the sun’s rays between approximately 11 am and 4 pm.
Finally, do not confuse bronzers with Sunscreens. While bronzers intensify the tan, sunscreens minimize the risk of Burns from the sun and reduce the risk of cancer.