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Spray Tans VS Tanning Beds

Spray Tans VS Tanning Beds

Spray tans have become increasingly popular in recent years as a safer and more convenient alternative to tanning beds. While a golden tan may be desirable for many people, the risks associated with tanning beds far outweigh any benefits. Here are just a few reasons why spray tans are better for your skin than tanning beds.

First and foremost, tanning beds emit ultraviolet (UV) rays that can damage the skin and increase the risk of skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, using a tanning bed before the age of 35 increases your risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 75%. Additionally, UV rays can cause premature aging and wrinkles, as well as other forms of skin damage such as sunspots and discoloration.

On the other hand, spray tans do not expose the skin to UV rays, and as such, they do not carry the same risks as tanning beds. Spray tans are made with a solution that contains dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a colorless sugar that reacts with the amino acids in the skin's surface to create a temporary tan. The color produced by DHA is not from UV exposure, so it does not harm the skin in any way.

Another advantage of spray tans over tanning beds is that they allow for a more natural-looking and even tan. Tanning beds can be tricky to use, and it can be difficult to achieve an even tan without spending hours lying in one. Moreover, the tan from tanning beds can look unnatural and can have a "baked" appearance. Spray tans, on the other hand, are applied by  professionals, and we can customize the color to suit your skin tone and ensure an even and natural-looking tan.

Spray tans also offer more flexibility than tanning beds. With a spray tan, you can choose when and where to get your tan (did you know we offer mobile tans), and it only takes a few minutes to apply. Tanning beds, on the other hand, require you to go to a salon, and you may have to wait for an available bed. Additionally, spray tans can get you a deep tan instantly, whereas tanning beds require a significant amount of time to produce a noticeable change in color.

In addition to all the above, Spray tans are also more cost-effective in the long run. Tanning beds require regular use to maintain the color, and the costs can add up quickly. Spray tans, on the other hand, can last for 7-10 days depending on your skin type and how often you are moisturizing. Our regulars come to see us on a two week cadence. 

If you want a HEALTHY, beautiful tan, spray tans are the way to go. Key word: healthy

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