With all the studies out on harmful UV rays and sun damage, why are people still tanning? Well, because it makes us look good. When skin is darker it hides imperfections better. You can instantly slim down with a good tan. Tanned skin also hides imperfections like blemishes, but is the temporary fix worth the future sun damage? Many older women suggest one thing to youth of today, "Wear sun screen." The power of SPF can protect you against aging early. We both know you're not going to stop tanning, but there are ways to get a beautiful sun kissed look without the unsightly after effects. When you are about to go tanning prepare your skin with SPF. Invest in a good sun tan lotion or sunscreen with a high SPF. Don't worry that you won't get dark enough, there are lotions with higher, and lower SPFs, to meet your needs. If you really want your body to be dark, you should at least use a higher SPF on your face. Your face is your calling card, and you won't be young forever. Besides lying out by the pool or beach, there are other ways to get tanned. Consider a tanning salon. You can find packages for multiple tans at low prices. It only takes 20 minutes to achieve a sexy sun kissed look. Visit the tanning salon a few times before your next event, and get ready to hear the compliments. Look instantly better in that little black dress, with a nice tan.
If you want to avoid harmful UV rays 100%, there are multiple options as well. Many moisturizers and lotions from trusted brands, now offer a tinting ingredient. Use these lotions every day for a few days, and you will achieve noticeably darker skin. Sunless tanners are another option. Many women complain that sunless tanners leave streaks behind, or create a noticeably orange tint. Be careful how you apply sunless tanners so that you don't ruin your clothing. It is probably not a good idea to apply sunless tanner for the first time, right before a major event. Try it out when you can afford the risk of an orange tint. Many tanning salons and tanning services also provide spray tans. Spray tanning only takes a few minutes, and is very effective. The color is more natural than with other sunless tanning methods. Since the spray tan is applied by a professional, the tan will be even and more likely to meet expectations. Spray tans can cost more because the effect is immediate. Shop around for the best price.