With summer just around the corner, it’s finally time to climb out of that pale or for this writer, pasty skin, and unveil a beautiful bronzed body. No need to spend hours roasting yourself on Bondi sands and risking irreversible skin damage to get the look. A tan from the can saves both your time and your skin.
There are two ways to get your body from a silver shine to a golden glow:
1) Head straight to your favourite beauty salon and let a professional do the job or
2) Buy and apply a tanning spray yourself.
While in-salon spray tanning tends to be more pricey, trained professionals bestow you with a guaranteed streak-free, long-lasting quality tan that perfectly matches your individually desired skin tone.
Standing completely naked in front of a stranger can feel a little awkward at first. However, experienced salons will always provide you with optional disposable underwear to make you feel more comfortable.
A tanning expert can apply the exact amount of product needed evenly on your entire body for a flawless, natural look. Within minutes the quick-drying and mostly odourless spray tan formula will transform you into a golden summer goddess. No cleaning, no stains, no stress.
At-home tanning can be a cheap and convenient alternative if you don’t go for expensive brands like St Tropez. Be aware that there are a lot of different products out there and not all of them are high quality.
Check ingredients carefully. You will have to kiss some frogs before finding the prince of tans. Instead of rocking a warm bronzy skin tone, you might just end up with “50 shades of Doritos“.
Once you find the right product, it takes some serious flexibility to spray it evenly over your entire body. Chances are, you will start off your self-tanning journey blotchy and uneven. Practice is key.