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Spray Tanning: A Pale Girl's Holy Grail

Not everyone is blessed with skin that naturally tans in the sun. Some of us are so pale we could blind everyone on the beach while we run around in our bathing suits. Thankfully, there is a way to get a tan and get rid of that pasty white skin that reminds one of ghosts – spray tans.

Spray tan has been a popular way of getting tanned and is used by many, including celebrities. It is not uncommon to see Hollywood A listers sporting a nice tan at major events. The worst fear associated with the procedure is its side effects and the doubt if it will look natural. This post will discuss the pros and cons of spray tanning and if it is really worth it.

Let us discuss its advantages first.

• The results are instant – the best thing about spray tan is that your will see results instantly. Your skin will be considerably darker by the end of the procedure and you will have to let the spray stay on your skin for at 8 to 12 hours before the long lasting results show.

• Reduction in the risk of UV exposure related diseases – sunbathing is a natural way to get tan but by exposing your skin to sun for extremely long is not a good idea. In fact, too much UV exposure can increase the risk of cancer.

• Control over the colour of your skin – spray tan gives you control over how dark you are going to get. You just have to tell the beautician how many tones darker you want your skin to get and they will give you the desired results.

• No risk of wrinkles – since you are not exposing yourself to harmful UV radiation, you are not posing any risk to getting wrinkles which are a common outcome of sunbathing.


Spray tanning is a great way to get a nice and natural tan but like every other product in the market, it is not perfect.

Here are the negatives of getting a spray tan.

• Spray tanning can increase the risk of cancer – it has been found that the chemicals in spray tan can increase the risk of cancer. This happens when you inhale the aerosols released during the spray procedure. To reduce the risk, it is advisable to block the nostrils so no aerosol enters your nasal pipe.

• There is a risk of allergic reactions – for some people, spray tanning means exposure to chemicals that can cause allergic reactions.

• Tan may turn out to be blotchy or orange – the tan does not always turn out good and in some cases, it can be blotchy and even look an unsightly orange. Thus, it is always advised that you go to a recognized salon where they are experienced with all kinds of cases.

What is automated spray tan?

It is a self-contained system that employs a patented revolutionary spray on process that uses a sweeping airbrush motion to apply uniform amounts of mist to the entire body in just seconds.

The tanner is applied in spray mist form which is spread evenly onto the skin by electromagnetic charge. Product generally begins to develop after a 3 hours period, and is fully developed in 12 hours (available at Glow Station).

The spray tan solution blends DHA, bronzers, nourishing moisturisers and aloe to give the skin a smooth and healthy bronze glow. The colour will gradually fade through natural exfoliation, just like a tan from the sun.

Are you ready for the summer?

Further Information

http://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care/news/a14938/pale-girls-guide-to-spray-tan/