Everyone loves a beautiful tan. It’s no secret that a golden-brown hue makes the skin look healthier and more attractive. Tan skin also helps accentuate facial features and hide imperfections, which can increase your confidence and help you look your very best. That’s all well and good, but the next question is — what’s the best way to get a tan? And what are the pros and cons of each method?
There are many ways to get a tan, but the safest and best-looking by far is the spray tan (bonus points if it’s an organic spray tan, like the service offered at SprayLA!). If you do get a spray tan, you may be wondering if you can still get tanned by the sun after your trip to SprayLA.
The answer is: YES. Spray tans do not protect you from UV rays in any way. Spray tans are extremely safe for your skin, making them far more preferable than the sun’s harsh UV rays. However, this does not mean that it protects you from those rays. If you plan to be out in the sun after a spray tan, always use sunscreen. If you don’t, you could end up ruining your fresh spray tan with a sunburn — and potentially seriously harm your skin.
Tanning in the sun gives you a substantial risk — that much is scientifically clear. Sunburns hurt, and as you’ve probably noticed in the past, they dry out your skin badly. That dry skin can make your appearance age much more quickly than you would have naturally. You will also have a much higher risk of skin cancer. The UV rays can alter the DNA in your skin cells to make them grow abnormally. Sometimes, these abnormal growths are cancerous. It can also lower your ability to fight any dangers. If you notice any moles changing shapes or colors, get them checked by a dermatologist immediately!
Tanning in your bathing suit on the beach will leave you with tan lines… unless you happen to be on a nude beach! With a spray tan, you won’t have any tan lines to worry about, unless you want to add a decorative design.
Be Tan All Year
Tanning on the beach is not an option for most people all year long. Luckily, you can go to a tanning salon and get a fresh tan even when you’re planning to head up to Big Bear for a winter ski day!
Pick Your Shade
When tanning in the sun, you can try to regulate the shade you turn with different levels of sunscreen and other ill-advised methods of tempting the sun’s wrath. Unfortunately, this is very tricky. You could easily get too red or not dark enough. Some people also simply don’t have the natural skin tone to get their desired color. With a spray tan, you can talk to the technician to determine exactly how dark you want to be, and end up with a custom look that suits your unique appearance!