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Sunless tanning vs. UV tanning – Which is better?

As long as media continues to extol radiant sun-kissed complexions more people will be willing to experiment different methods of tanning and tanning products. This is why tanning trends do not seem to be out of fashion anytime soon. Many people ignore the fact that there are natural ways to get tanned without any skin damage.

Spray tanning

Spray tanner is a DHA-based solution that is applied all over the body to produce the bronzed brown color. Spray tan is safe for external application but dangerous  for ingestion. While using a spray –on tanner  ensure that your eyes, mouth, and nose are well protected.Inhaling  the spray tanner  is very risky since it can  damage your DNA. Most tanning salons offer spray tan booths and also airbrush tanning for better results. One spray tan session costs between $30-$ 50 while airbrush tanning session starts from $50. The color produced after using a spray tan lasts for a week and then starts to fade meaning you need to follow up with another session to maintain the glossy look.


These are products that are used to achieve a tanned glowing skin. This product includes tanning lotions, creams, bronzers, and mousse. Self-tanners are the safe to use since there is no risk of sun exposure. The tan produced lasts for one week but if carefully maintained the color can be prolonged. Self-tanners costs as low as $6-$9 and for the most expensive ones they go for $ 75.

Tanning beds

This is the most popular form of sunless tanning. It uses synthetic UV rays to produce the skin pigmentation .Tanning beds vary in intensities and levels. One tanning session in a tanning bed costs $ 20 but it can extend up to $50 per session depending on the tanning bed intensities. Tanning beds are not different from sunbathing since the skin damage potential is the same. You should not use tanning beds frequently or spend much time in them since they can damage your skin in a very negative way. Tanning bed end result lasts for 10 days.


Sunlight is the only natural way to get the most natural tan. Many people who live close to the beach always lay out under the sun working on their tans. Sunbathing is the most cost –effective method to achieve a tan you yearn for. The only thing you need is a big outdoor area where you can lay under the sun since sunbathing is free.Exposing yourself to the sun for long is harmful to your health. It can cause skin cancer, wrinkles, and excessive drying. Melanoma is a deadly skin cancer that is highly linked to sun exposure. Sunbathing natural tan can last for 10 days but it all depends on your maintenance.


Sunless tanning is better compared to UV tanning since your skin is not exposed to any burning. Sunless tanning saves on your time and money. A self-tanning lotion or mousse can last for three sessions and the maintenance of the tan is easy.Using tanning beds or sunbathing  exposes your skin to skin cancer risk and the maintenance is expensive.…

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[ Tanning Tips ]

Natural tips for a sun tanned dark skin

During sun tanning, our body produces melanin which protects the body against harmful UV rays. It also gives you a darker complexion as a result. If you have a dark skin and you tired of wasting money on chemically prepared lotions you can go for the natural way. Here are the best natural tips to get rid of sun tanned dark skin and get back your fair complexion.

Mint leaves

Ground some fresh mints leaves and apply the paste. Leave it for about 20-30 minutes and then wash with cold water. Apply this product frequently for two weeks for worthwhile results.

Tomato and lime juice

Grate some tomato and mix with 3 drops of lime water and apply it on your face. Leave it for 20 minutes before washing off. For good results, you should repeat the application for at least10 days

Milk powder honey lemon and almond oil

Mix 1 tablespoon of milk powder, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of honey and half tablespoon of almond oil. Apply the paste on your face in circular motions. Leave it for about 20 minutes and then wash off. This remedy gives you a smooth and glowing complexion.


Lemon contains ascorbic acid so it can easily bleach tanned skin. It’s a natural bleaching agent thus it can remove the tan in your face without any side effects. Squeeze lemon into a bowl and soak a cotton ball into it then apply it all over your face and neck. Lemon also gives you a glowing skin. After washing it off apply a good moisturizer since lemon dries the face.

Almonds, milk and lime juice

Soak almonds overnight and remove their skin in the morning. Then grind them and make a paste by adding one tablespoon of milk and 3 drops of lime juice. Apply on your neck and the face and leave it overnight. In the morning wash it off using cold water. Apply the remedy for 15 days for better results.

Potato and lemon juice

Squeeze some lemon juice and grind potato to make a fine thick paste. Apply it on the affected areas like the face. Leave it on for at least 20 minutes until it dries. Wash off with cold water and repeat the application of this remedy twice a week for better results.


If you want to maintain your skin complexion and avoid overspending on chemically prepared creams apply the above tips. You can use aloe Vera leaves mixed with lemon juice to the affected areas .Always eat a balanced diet with increased intake of vitamin C,A and E since they give you a smooth and glowing skin.…

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