It doesn’t seem that long ago when slathering on the baby oil and then baking in the sun for hours to achieve that perfect dark tan was all the rage. Getting skin cancer from the sun was not a thing. A sun-kissed glow was.
Today, skin cancer has become a very real concern. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined.” In fact, nonmelanoma skin cancers increased by 77 percent between 1994 and 2014, affecting over 3.3 million people.
With stats like that it’s no wonder we’ve traded in the baby oil for sunscreen.
But, having a natural-looking tan is still a look to love for the pale-skinned. Luckily, spray tanning is an effective and popular option for tan-worshippers. It’s safe, doesn’t require the sun, or a tanning bed, and it works, instantly!
There are do-it-yourself self-tanning products, but, if you want an all-over, streak-free, full-body flawless tan, go to a tanning salon that provides spraying booths and let the professionals achieve the natural-looking depth of glow you desire.
Spray tanning works best on clean, smooth, dry skin. So, if you opt for a spray booth session, you want to ensure good results. Be sure to shave a day before your appointment and be sure to exfoliate your skin to get rid of dead skin cells. Simply use an exfoliating mitt to smooth your skin. Don’t use a sugar scrub because the scrub will coat the skin. And don’t follow up the exfoliating with a lotion or moisturizer.
Afterwards, use a lightweight sunscreen to protect your new glow, and protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. After all, that is the point of a sunless tan, right?