26 May Burning Question: What’s the Best Way to Tan?
The sun is starting to peek out from behind the clouds and the temperatures are on the rise. Spring is in the air! For many of us, that means it’s time to start thinking about our summer plans. And if you’re like most people, those plans probably include some time spent in the sun to get a nice, golden tan.
But before you head out to the beach or pool, you might be wondering what’s the best way to get that perfect tan. Is it really worth it to bake in the sun for hours? Or is sunless tanning the way to go?
Let’s take a closer look at both options to help you decide which is safer, healthier, and more effective for getting that perfect tan.
The Dangers of the Sun
With the climate changing and the ozone layer thinning, the sun is becoming more and more dangerous. Even if you’re just out in the sun for a short period of time, you’re at risk for skin damage. We’re talking about things like sunburns, wrinkles, and even skin cancer.
Skin cancer, in particular, is a threat that many Canadians face. Based on data from the Canadian Cancer Society, it’s estimated that one in 73 women has a chance of developing melanoma skin cancer in their lifetime. For males, the odds are slightly lower at one in 53.
This is why dermatologists from the Dermatology Treatment and Research Center highly discourage suntanning, especially when you’re not putting on any skin protection.
Sunless Tanning: The Ideal Solution?
So if the sun is so dangerous, how can you get that perfect tan without putting your health at risk? We move the spotlight to sunless tanning!
Sunless tanning is a process where you apply a product to your skin that will darken it without the use of UV rays. These products usually contain an ingredient called dihydroxyacetone (DHA) which reacts with the amino acids in the dead cells on the surface of your skin to create a bronzed look.
Your Best Sunless Tanning Options
Now that we’ve answered the burning question of how to get a tan without the sun, let’s look at some of the best sunless tanning options out there.
Self-Tanners: The At-Home Solution
For those looking for an at-home solution, self-tanners are a great option. They’re relatively easy to use and there is a wide range of formulas to choose from, so you can find one that’s perfect for your skin type.
Our recommendation: choose a natural self-tanner formula like Colour Me Dark Express Tanning Mousse. This mousse is made with 100% natural DHA and is free from nasties like parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. If you prefer lotion over mousse, we also recommend checking out Sunnatan’s Colour Me Dark lotion.
Organic Airbrush Tanning: The Professional Solution
For those who want a more professional solution, complete with a guaranteed even and natural-looking tan, we recommend going for an organic airbrush tan. Airbrush tanning is a process where a technician uses a machine to spray a fine mist of solution onto your skin. The solution will darken your skin within minutes and can last up to two weeks with proper care.
It’s convenient, it’s fast, and it gives you a natural-looking tan that will make you look and feel your best. And best of all, it’s completely safe!
Tan Safely, Evenly & Naturally at the Vanity Vault
At the Vanity Vault, we use only the best organic airbrush tanning solution to give you a beautiful, natural-looking tan. Our solution is free from harmful chemicals and is gentle on your skin. And our skilled technicians will make sure that your tan is even and streak-free.