With all of the harmful side effects spoken about tanning beds, the obsession still continues to rise. Tanning salons are growing and finding one nearby is no problem. On my previous post, Beauty vs. Health, I spoke about the fascination with having the perfectly tanned body as well as the damage UV radiation does to your skin. While many are aware of the risks in tanning beds, they aren’t willing to compromise their bronzed complexions. However, you do have other options that can help you achieve the same look.
If you love your weekly trips to the tanning salon, try trading in the bed for a spray tan. The experts do an even job, and your skin won’t be prone to cancer cells. Or you can buy a can of spray tan and do it yourself at home. A more cost efficient option would be to use self tanning lotions. Jergen’s offers all types of self-tanners. They have lotions, 3 day tanners, and mousse. I’m sure you’ll be able to find one that suits your skin type best. I’ve used most of their self tanners and they work really well. They glide on evenly, so you don’t have streaks and they dry within minutes. The lotions and mousse take about a week to start showing darker color. If you’re inpatient like me you can try their three day self tanner. By the second day of using it you’ll see results.
Another great product for those of you who like instant gratification is Bare Escentual’s Faux Tan. This one will cost a little more, but it works instantly. You see the color while you’re applying it, moisturizes the skin and it’s great for sensitive skin as well.
So you’re giving on tanning beds and you don’t want to apply self tanner, but you still want glowing skin? That’s when make-up comes in. Before applying any make-up (if you use any) try a tinted moisturizer. It’ll give you an instant nice glow. When it comes to make-up bronzers do an amazing job. The right bronzer will make you look sun kissed and glowy. My favorite is Bare Escentual’s Warmth. It gives you the perfect, natural looking tanned face.
The next time you’re about to lay in a tanning bed, think of your skin and remember you have options.