I have a pale-white skin and hence have always cherished to have the feel of the glowing sun-tanned skin. Every summer, I wistfully watch my translucence skin with sun-burn and long for the golden skin. I also mull over the fact that wouldn’t it be great to use the tanning oil, in place of sun screen lotion. But, the growing number of cases of skin cancer makes me think twice. I decide that it would be wise to use a sun screen and adopt other methods of attaining a tanned skin, in stead of sunbathing or using tanning beds.
Cases of skin cancer are rising in the United States. It could also be due to the mushrooming of tanning salons with their alluring tanning packages to customers, many of whom are under the age of 40. It is a fact that people expose themselves to the harmful effects of sun rays during their youth, when they are unaware of and less careful about it. Recently, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has pointed out the potential risks of skin cancer associated with the tanning beds.
Applying a self-tanner could be a better alternative to achieve a bronzed skin while keeping it safe from cancer. You would come across a dozen of such products in the market that provide you the option of having a glowing skin without paying much for it. You can use them as and when you want it.
The self-tanners that are available in the form of gels, lotions and sprays also contain SPF. They tan the skin slowly and usually show their effects within a few days. But, some of them have their effects within a few hours. They should be properly applied otherwise, areas with tender skins, like the bottom of the feet and palms and the skins between the fingers and toes, would turn orange. In some cases, streaks may also develop. Use of self-tanners may also necessitate the application of sun-screen lotion.
Spray tanning, though expensive, can provide a glowing skin that we all desire to possess. Some years ago, I got it done for twenty dollars prior to a dance program at the college. I was sprayed with a cold air brush all over my exposed body parts by a woman, After twelve hours, the effect was astounding! I was distinctly four shades darker and looked as if I had just returned sun-tanned from a tropical area. Apart from applying the tan through air-brush, you can also get it done in booths that automatically spray you in every few seconds. The good thing about spray tanning is that the effects can last for seven to ten days with proper miniaturization and also do not make the delicate skin orange or produce any streaks.
Although applying sun screens regularly can be irksome, but remaining paler could be a better option when you weigh it alongside the growing instances of skin cancer in America. Perhaps, I would go for the option of gradual self-tanning options along with a touch of spray tan, in order to heighten my esteem in the beach during summer. But, I would definitely keep myself safe from the potential risks of cancer by applying sun-screen and also would look forward to gaining a healthy and glowing skin later. In fact, everybody should do this to get a healthy tan.
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