Tanning: Sun VS Spray

Some say that, tanned skin is always in, so being the moguls and mavens of beauty, MISS must take a look at not the most effective, yet healthy tanning method for a year-round bronze, you can’t beat! With modern advances in technology, beauty, wellness, there are several ways to get that golden glow that every girl is hoping for. The two most commonly used methods of tanning are a SUN (UV Rays) and SPRAY TANS. Each have their pro’s and con’s depending on who you talk to, so MISS is here to make a case for  your consideration.

…exposure to UV Rays is nothing but bad news

The unfortunate reality is that exposure to UV Rays is nothing but bad news. Regardless of whether that sun tan comes from the outdoors or a tanning bed, it causes serious damage to your skin and may make you more susceptible to skin cancer, if not now, in the future. With this knowledge, many devoted tanners are switching from SUN to SPRAY.

that the myth of a healthy sun tan is just that: a myth

There are lots of scientific research that condemn sun-tanning, and dermatologists agree that getting a little color is damaging and potentially dangerous to your skin. So MISS believes that the myth of a healthy sun tan is just that: a myth. We know that you can still be susceptible to too much UV exposure, even when wearing sunscreen – if you get a sun tan or a burn while wearing sunscreen, it’s a clear sign that your skin has been overexposed and you should take simple but precautionary steps to prevent any further damage. A day spent soaking in the rays of the sun is will undoubtedly damage your skin. Not only does it cause your skin to age prematurely but also it contributes to the development of wrinkles and dark spots. Most distressingly, sun exposure is linked to various forms of skin cancer.

With this knowledge, some folks who are determined to get a sun tan have switched to spray tanning as a safer alternative. Not many years ago, doctors agreed that a spray tan was harmless. The active ingredient in any spray tan or self-tanning product is a compound known as DHA which stands for dihydroxyacetone. The effects of DHA are temporary, only affect the top layer of dead skin cells, and usually wear off within about a week. Recently however, there have been new scientific findings that suggest that the DHA used in spray tans may also be harmful.

tanning is a health concern in any form … do your research

With all of this information, it’s beginning to seem clearer that tanning is a health concern in almost any form. If any kind of tanning is better than the others, it may be the self-tanning lotions that can be found in your local drugstores. These contain DHA, but there is no chance of inhaling the substance in lotion form, even though further testing is yet to be carried out. As such, we encourage you to do your research on what may be best products for your skin so that you can also protect it and keep you healthy inside and out, in the long-run.