There are certain people who have very definite ideas about how they want to present themselves to the world. They may believe that tanned skin enhances their looks. Many will jeopardize themselves by sunbathing in the strongest sunlight possible, as much as possible. Young girls may look at celebrities who seem perfectly tanned all the time and want the same look. Sunbathing that can have very harmful consequences, but there are safer options available. Using sun tanner products as an alternative has become very popular in the last few years.[youtube:GSCGs6Zz_1Y?version=3;[Fake Tan];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSCGs6Zz_1Y?version=3&feature=related]
Although most people now know and understand the risks of overexposure to direct sunlight, many continue to sunbath with little or no skin protection. It is especially tempting at the beach, on a lake, or at a water park. They may think that they will get the most natural look by sunbathing and the longest lasting effect.
Overexposure to the sun\’s rays very often has a negative effect however. Most people know that it increases the risk of skin cancer, even many years after they have stopped the practice. It can also cause the skin to sag, wrinkle and dry so that people end up looking older than they are instead of looking younger.
Over the years some people have turned to alternatives to sunbathing. Tanning beds and booths have been one option people have used. There was a thought that tanning gradually in these beds was less risky than sunbathing. Most now believe this to be a false and dangerous assumption.
There are dietary supplements on the market called tanning pills. Since the Food and Drug Administration does not regulate supplements, the information about their safety and effectiveness is sketchy. They are often found online and in health food stores.
Sunless tanning lotions have been on the market for many years. They are a safe and sensible way to create a look of tanned skin without the harmful effects of direct sunlight. In the past many people avoided using them because they thought the look was not natural. The lotions turned some skin types a strange orange looking color. They often streaked and didn\’t color the skin evenly. Some even had a peculiar odor that people found unpleasant.
There has been a big improvement in sunless tanning products over the last few years, and there are more options than ever before to get a tan without using the destructive force of the sun. The popularity of spray tanning has really exploded in recent years. Salons have sprung up that offer professional, natural looking, even toned tanning at whatever level of darkness the client desires. People who prefer to do the spray tanning themselves can find a number of products that are readily available in most stores.
Most people want to look as young and as vibrant as they can for as long as they can. A lot of them believe that tanning helps them accomplish those goals. Today\’s sun tanner products can be used easily and effectively and give skin a healthy glow without the risks of sunbathing.