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Fake Tan Options

Different Ways to Achieve a Golden Glow

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With falling temperatures come paler complexions. While a porcelain skin tone works well for some, others prefer a look that is more sun-kissed than see-through. Luckily, there are a myriad of tanning options available.

TANNING BEDS

The most controversial of the self-tan options, the tanning bed is made to simulate the effects of a day out in the sun, with the use of regulated exposure to UV light. Just like the sun, the UV light emitted from a tanning bed will produce the pigments that take skin from pale to bronze. However, regular use of tanning beds may result in increased chances of developing melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Those who use tanning beds do so at their own personal risk.

SPRAY/AIRBRUSH TANNING

Offered up as a safe alternative to the tanning bed, the salon airbrush tan involves having a skilled technician mist the body with a fine spray of tanning solution, using a compressor and airbrush. More specifically, the tech will apply a solution laden with DHA, a chemical that reacts with the outer layer of skin to produce a bronzing effect, similar to what a traditional tan does. In approximately 1-3 hours, a golden glow will appear, lasting about 6-10 days.

AT-HOME TANNING SOLUTIONS

Another way to achieve bronzed-goddess status is to utilize an at-home self-tanner. Available as a spray, cream, gel, or lotion, the at-home self-tanner will produce the same results as a professional spray tan, but at a more wallet-friendly price. A friendly word of warning: while it can be difficult to reach every inch of the body, it is important to apply color evenly, to avoid orange, patchy skin. Be sure to read instructions carefully before applying a tanning solution.

When laying out by the pool isn’t an option, try one of these methods to get a sun-kissed glow all year long.

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I'd go with a stream cosmetics airbrush system and do it at home myself. The results are awesome and it's much safer than a tanning bed. Check it out!!! Streamcosmetics.com/lgart This comment has been removed.
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self-tanner for sure...waaaaay less harmful to the skin This comment has been removed.
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i'd go with airbrush or self-tanners. tanning beds are horrible for you...you might as well fry in the sun! This comment has been removed.
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I love the sun but living in New Hampshire it doesn't cooperate all year. I usually end up losing my tan pretty quickly but once in a while I will go to my local salon and use their tanning bed. I don't make a habit of this but sometimes I just crave that tanned look during the long winters here. This comment has been removed.
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I just dust a little bronzer on my face, shoulders and chest. I was always told that being too tan made you look older. I can see why some people love the golden glow though ;) This comment has been removed.
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Everyone needs to check out the self-tanning products from St.Tropez. A few of us got samples from the brand to test and they are AMAZING ! This comment has been removed.
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I use the Jergens brand, and I prolong my results with their moisturizer. It looks really natural, and it doesn't look fake in the winter time! This comment has been removed.
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You guys be careful with the tanning beds! :) This comment has been removed.
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i totally need a tan! This comment has been removed.
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Fake tanning never looks quite right on me, but I might try @strawberry_kissesxo's idea! This comment has been removed.
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I spray tanned once, but didn't like the results. If I ever need a tan again I'll probably just try an at-home product. This comment has been removed.
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hate it! This comment has been removed.
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hit fake tan. This comment has been removed.
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I prefer to save my $$ and just do it myself at home with sunless tanner. I just add a little to my moisturizer, and it gives me a natural tan (not orange glow lol). Although a few of my friends have actually done airbrush tanning where a prof sprays it on for you. Fabulous results, but I am too shy to stand naked in front of someone. This comment has been removed.
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I've just started trying to spray tan because I'm so pale! This comment has been removed.
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