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Are you trying to figure out a way to give your skin a glow that will improve your overall appearance? Fake tans may be the way to go. There are several advantages to getting a tan that isn’t exactly ‘real’, and you could end up preserving your health in the long run as well.
One of the things you won’t have to worry about with fake tans is being exposed to the UVB and UVA rays of the sun. UVB rays are the harmful components of sunlight that people try to avoid; sunglasses and even some moisturizers have UVB protective formulas, so that you won’t experience sunburn or eye damage when you use them. UVA rays are the rays of the sun that penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, and affect the melanocytes, which are the cells that produce melanin. The longer you are in the sun, especially without sunscreen, the greater your chances are of developing skin cancer, or of damaging the layers of your skin with premature and permanent wrinkles. Fake tans help to eliminate this problem, since you can apply tanning lotion or sprays in your home without the risk of sun damage.
Also, you may end up saving money by applying fake tans every once in a while. Salons and professional booths can prove to be expensive, even if you purchase your tans in a package. Lotions, sprays, and creams that are used to give skin a tanned, healthy appearance can be found t your local drug store for under $10; look for brands like Coppertone and Neutrogena. If you want to get your tanning cream from a more upscale company, you will still be able to find brands for under $30–Lancome has a great spray tanner or cream that you can try; you’ll start to see results within an hour.
Another reason fake tans may be ideal for you is that you can apply them whenever you want, and you don’t have to worry about uneven lines. For instance, if you are going to an outdoor event, and are wearing an outfit that shows your legs but not your shoulders, then you will only have to apply bronzer or tanning cream to that part of the body, and you won’t have to spend time treating your whole body before going out. Or, if you just want to make sure that your skin maintains a healthy, vibrant look during the colder, winter months, then a powder bronzer will definitely do the trick.
Now that you know more about fake tans and their advantages, you can shop at your local Wal-Mart or Walgreen’s to purchase a spray or lotion to try. You can also visit www.shopzilla.com or www.sephora.com for more choices.