Fifty-eight percent of 18- to 29-year-olds surveyed by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) admitted that they think a tan makes people look more attractive. But that doesn't mean you should spend hours baking in the hot sun. If you're one of the many millennials who prefer a golden glow, take a look at the benefits of spray tanning.
It's estimated that one in five American adults will have a skin cancer diagnosis by the time they reach age 70, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is a major factor in the development of skin cancer. Repeated exposure over time can damage the skin, resulting in skin cancer as well as wrinkles, discoloration, or noticeable spots.
Limiting sun exposure and wearing sunscreen are easy steps to combatting UV damage. But that doesn't mean you can't get a healthy glow. Spray tans offer a completely UV-free way to get a golden bronzed look, minus the potentially dangerous rays.
Everyone has skin flaws. Whether they're barely there or majorly noticeable, these imperfections can eat away at your confidence. Instead of covering up with long pants and turtleneck sweaters, a spray tan can create an even-looking base.
What types of imperfections can a spray tan hide? The most common body flaws that this easy option can temporarily cover include:
- Stretch marks. Skin stretching and shrinking due to pregnancy, weight gain, weight loss, growth, or muscle mass changes can cause reddish bands or lines that eventually turn into a silverfish white color. While spray tanning won't get rid of the marks, it can reduce their appearance.
- Cellulite. Like with stretch marks, spray tanning won't get rid of cellulite. But it can even out the skin, reducing the shadows that cellulite dimples create.
- Spider veins. The web of blue or reddish lines that rests just under the skin is a cosmetic concern for many adults. While there are cosmetic procedures that can eliminate or reduce the appearance of spider veins, a spray tan is a cost-effective (and pain-free) way of camouflaging them.
- Scars. Scars that sit low or level on the skin (such as those from acne) have a distinct reddish, pink, or dark appearance. Evening out the overall skin tone with a spray tan is a quick fix.
Along with these skin issues, a spray tan may also help to cover freckles and other slight temporary cosmetic concerns (such as small pimples) - especially on individuals who are extremely pale.
A spray tan is a quick process that's easy to fit into your busy day. The immediate outcome of a spray tan also makes it an ideal option of you need a golden glow for an unscheduled event. This makes it possible to look your best when your crush calls out of the blue or your friends suddenly decide to have a night out.
Tan Tone Options
There isn't one tan color that works on everyone. Factors such as your natural coloring, eye color, and hair color all make a difference when it comes to how tan (or not tan) you go. A spray tan gives you control over the process, making it possible to pick the tone that works for your individual needs.
Getting rid of tan lines isn't always easy - unless you can sun yourself in the nude. Instead of having to bare it all while outside (for anyone's and everyone's view), a spray tan allows you to privately coat your entire body in a golden glow.
Do you need a summery sunless look? Contact Golden State Tanning Studio for more information.