Now that summer is upon us, it’s finally time to embrace the hot weather and lounge by the pool, sipping on a tall glass of margarita. But unfortunately, gone are the days of tanning directly under the sun. Due to the big and intensive weather changes, even a minute under the sun can burn through your skin barrier, causing more harm than good.
So, does that mean you can’t get that picture-perfect tan? Why, of course not! You can still get a beautiful sun-kissed glow without going anywhere near the sun, all thanks to the power of sunless tanning. To learn more about what sunless tanning entails and its numerous benefits, carry on reading.
What is Sunless Tanning?
Sunless tanning, or self-tanning, is a form of tanning that doesn’t rely on the direct rays of the sun to tan. Instead, you can achieve the same, deeper tone with the help of a UV filter or a body-safe chemical known as dihydroxyacetone (DHA). Despite all the different options, spray tanning is the easiest way to bring color to your skin. Moreover, with sunless tanning, you don’t have to worry about damaging your skin cells due to intense UV exposure. It’s a fast, painless, and effective method.
Is Sunless Tanning Bad For You?
One of the biggest misconceptions people have is the belief that sunless tanning is dangerous. If anything, it is incredibly safe. The FDA (Food and Drug Association) has especially approved the chemical dihydroxyacetone (DHA) for external use. Not to mention, when compared to direct tanning, sunless tanning is much safer and faster.
Benefits of Sunless Tanning
Besides protecting your skin from serious damage, sunless tanning also has several other benefits, including:
- Minimizes Risk of Getting Skin Cancer
Sunbathing is the fastest way to damage your skin barrier and give way to skin cancer. With sunless tanning, you can minimize the risk of exposing your skin to harmful UV rays.
- Prevents Signs of Early Aging
Constant exposure to the sun doesn’t just lead to temporary sunburns, but it can also cause fine lines, hyperpigmentation, leathery skin, and wrinkles. But with sunless tanning, you have nothing to worry about!
- Helps Hide Away Scars And Blemishes
One of the best parts about a tan is that it blankets over any and all blemishes or scars you may have. This helps to save plenty of time when getting ready and gives you that flawless look.
- Offers Even And Natural Tan Results
Sometimes tanning directly can be a disaster. You might not get an even tan, or it could come out looking orange. Using an airbrush or spray tan is much more feasible when it comes to even and natural tan results.
- No More Sunburns
This goes by without saying, but sunless tanning is the best way to prevent sunburns. You no longer have to suffer from the hands of the harsh sun or sit through with peeling red skin again. (at least not if you use sun protection)
- Provides Fast Results That Last Longer
Professional spray tanning, or airbrush tanning, is the fastest way to get a tan. Some salons offer an express package that includes instant results. Plus, sunless tanning lasts much longer than traditional tanning, so you don’t have to go through the ordeal over and over again.
- Instant Confidence Booster
Last but not least, sunless tanning gives you a huge confidence boost. You can watch yourself transform from a pale noodle into a glamorous beauty ready to enjoy summer as meant to be.
Get Your Tan On, It’s Time To Shine!
Rather than putting yourself through the hurdles of dangerous sun tans, why not opt for the pain-free option? Sunless spray tans are the new way to conquer the summer. So, what’s the hold-up? Contact Medusa Aesthetics & Laser Spa today at (415) 599-8456. You can also drop by our spa at 165 Rowland Way #301, Novato, CA 94945, inside the Medical Office building connected to Sutter Hospital.