5 Different Ways to Get a Tan

Bondi-Beach-VerticalBelieve it or not, there are actually five different ways to get a sun-baked bod year round. But take caution, because not all methods are recommended, whether it is due to health, safety, or simply just lack of appeal.

Laying Out: Duh! probably the most obvious way to soak up some vitamin D is to throw on a bathing suit and bake like a Thanksgiving turkey by the pool. If you don’t have access to a pool, try a driveway, yard, or anywhere – either way, sun is free! But don’t forget to grab the sunscreen and some UV shield chap stick for precaution.

Tanning Beds: The second most obvious method to darken your skin since the early 70s. The debate over tanning beds is a never-ending one. Our thoughts are everything in moderation, too much of anything is never good. So tan indoors at your own discretion.

Spray-tans/Air-brush: Spray tans are given by a machine and airbrush is given by hand by a licensed professional. The prices can sometimes be costly, but its a much safer alternative from actual UV rays, and they don’t last very long. Our opinion is that this type of tan only works on already dark skin types. For example, if you’re fair skin, you might end up looking more like an Oompa Loompa than a true islander babe.

Self-tanner: Tanning in a tube! They can be found at drug stores every where, but only certain brands work the best. In fact, the self-tanner fad is “fading away” and instead, natural tan enhancement is taking over. Instead of pasting a layer of artificial color over your body, tan enhancers grab the natural color pigments in your skin, creating a more natural streak-free glow. We’re fans.

Tanning Pills: The only thing you need to know about tanning pills is that they contain canthaxanthin, which is used as a color additive for certain foods. Are you that desperate? I hope not.

So whether it’s natural or the farthest thing from it, there’s no excuse to be pasty white this summer (unless you’re in the Cullen Klan).

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