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Should You Spray Tan at Home?

Mar 29, 2008
There is something so beautiful about having tanned skin, the problem is that there are so many risks involved in having a natural tan. Not only does it make our skin more wrinkly than it would normally be, but it can also cause skin cancer which is a very serious disease. It's no wonder that so many health and beauty experts are telling us to go for the sunless tan option which is why so many people are taking up spray tan.

The dilemma we're then faced with is whether to attempt spray tanning at home or if we should have a trained professional to do this in a tanning salon. There are so many plus and minus points for both options but here is a guide to help you.

If you have a special event you want a tan for or you've booked a last minute holiday then being able to achieve a sunless tan at home means you can do this very quickly. Otherwise you would need to phone around different salons to find out if they have a last minute appointment available for you. The problem with tanning at home is that so many people struggle to achieve the results they are looking for. Turning orange, patches and streaks are fake tanning nightmares that most people can relate to.

In order to fake a natural tan you should also think about evenness of coverage and also you have to think about where you would normally get the most sun. Some people have perfected the tanning technique so that they get very natural looking results but often this perfection is achieved from much trial and error. Fake tan problems is the main reasons that many men and women continue to take a tan using sunbeds even although the know the risks. Beauty therapists in these tanning salons are trained and experienced and carry out the tanning on a daily basis so they know exactly what they're doing. Also reaching your back can be a big problem unless you have someone on hand to help you out.

Cost is also a factor you are going to have to think about when tanning. Self tanning is a much cheaper option however you might make so many mistakes that it's not worth the bother. Spray tanning salons are more expensive but often it's more than worth it.

You should also think about the tone of your skin when tanning. For instance if you have fair skin then you should avoid using a fake tan which is too dark for you. In a tanning salon they can use the best solution for you.

Ultimately it's up to you what fake tan method you choose, if you can get great results at home then continue what you're doing. But if you hate self-tanning then a salon is probably you're best option.
About the Author
April Kerr often writes articles for a Glasgow Directory site which also has articles relating to tanning salons in Glasgow and cosmetic surgeons in Glasgow .
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