Saving Body – Tanning Methods
SUNLESS TANNING Summer is coming, and everyone is plagued by one question – to tan or not to tan? By now we are all aware of the dangers of sun exposure, from cosmetic troubles such as
Summer is coming, and everyone is plagued by one question – to tan or not to tan? By now we are all aware of the dangers of sun exposure, from cosmetic troubles such as increased wrinkles to serious problems like the possibility of developing melanoma. But much as we might hide under parasols, sometimes we want a little bit of colour for the beach. Luckily, there are many great ways to get a tan without sizzling in the sun.
BRONZING A GODDESS
If you follow Victoria Beckham on Instagram (and can look past your envy of her wardrobe) you’ll notice that she always has the most perfect golden tan, and you would be amazed at how she gets it – it’s from a gun, not the sun!
Spray tans have a bad reputation – we still see them as a hosepipe full of chemicals turning us Oompa-Loompa orange. But spray tanning has undergone a revolution. Gone is the tangerine glow, to be replaced with a burnished bronze that will make you the envy of the beach.
LOTION FOR THE OCEAN
You don’t have to go to a salon for the perfect tan – with a little flexibility (or a very good friend!) you can achieve an all-over glow in your own bathroom. There are hundreds of tanning lotions and gels available.
If you want to see results instantly, the St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse is a great option. It’ll give you an even color that will have everyone asking which beach you’ve been visiting.
Want to build up your tan gradually for a more natural progression? This James Read moisturizing tanner develops slowly for a subtle, sun-kissed look without the redness.
One important thing to remember when self-tanning is to use gloves… No one wants a beautiful bronzed body and bright orange hands! Tanning mitts not only prevent you from having to wear mittens at the beach out of shame, but they also mean that the tanning lotion is spread more easily over your limbs. The St Tropez Soft Black Buffing Mitt blends away any imperfections, giving you a streak-free result every time.