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Time to tan!!

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Written by: Kathryn Danzey
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Being born with pale practically see-through skin, I have always wanted to know what it was like to have the “kissed by the sun” look that tanning brings.  As a child we we’re lucky to go abroad several times a year, the norm now but not so much then.  There was no such thing as sunscreen and my father would say put olive oil and lemon on like the locals and you’ll soon be brown.

We had friends from Sweden who sat in the sun from sun up till sun down, the went through every layer of skin possible.  The damage we did must have been incredible, perhaps the ozone layer was thicker then but it must have still have done untold damage.  Sun beds are even worse, there are lame comments about banning them but it is such big business I can’t imagine that would ever happen. There is no excuse for it these days, yet the numbers of skin cancer are on the increase, one of the key concerns from customers in salon is pigmentation damage from the sun.

It does make you feel so different when you have a ‘bit of colour’ but you can have that colour without the risk of melanomas.

Skip the sunbathing, pass on the tanning beds, buy a new bottle of sunscreen, and use these alternatives to get your body glowing with a healthier tan.

A spray tan is the answer

If you like the look of bronzed skin but want to protect yourself from cancer, apply a self-tanner. With dozens of products on the market safer than the actual sun, some of these lotions, gels, and aerosol sprays also have SPF in them. Self-tanning is the least expensive method of having a healthy glow and can be used whenever you feel like using it, however if not done properly or dried in time, streaks may be seen and parts of your skin that are delicate (palms of hands, bottom of feet, in between toes and fingers, elbows, knees, etc.) can become orange.

Try a professional spray tanning for the flawless tan look a lot of us covet.For around £20 to £25 get a spray tan.  A few hours later you will be shades darker than your usual skin colour and in pictures look fresh from a tropical vacation. In addition to the hand-held airbrush tans, there are also automatic booths designed to spray you within a few seconds. Spray tanning doesn’t leave streaks or strange orange tints to the skin and can last for a week to ten days.

Even though applying sunscreen is a pain to remember every single day and the added benefit of being paler than I usually am, with over a 50 percent increase in cases of skin cancer developing since the 1980’s, staying pale may actually work in your favor in the long run.

Using sun blocks will actually look after your skin and keep you looking younger longer!!

About the Author

Kathryn Danzey
I have a passion to bring to you what really works in the beauty industry, from a moisturiser to the latest advanced treatment for anti ageing. After almost 4 decades in the industry I'm packed with info to share but never tire of looking for new things and would love you to share your experiences with us too. We're here to help you find that treatment or product that will make a change for you. Can't do without My Collagen Shots and H3O Night Repair. Love a great serum and UV protection

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