Way back in the Victorian era, if ones’ skin was pale in color like porcelain, then that was an indication of being wealthy. On the other hand, If you were tan, then that meant that you were a laborer or a slave.
This two used to separate classes until the 1920s when a renown French designer in the name Coco Chanel stayed very long in the sun ending up having a golden tan. That set the trend that would follow into modern day. The dark golden skin was symbolic of being healthy and it was very sexy.
As we became more aware of the damage that the sun was doing to our skin, we became torn between looking healthy and being healthy. It was in the 1950s that the first sunless tanning product hit the market. We’ve certainly come a long way from then.
Remember the sunless tanning products of the 1970s. One could only guess what shade of orange you would turn, and the occasional person was lucky enough to come out a shade that could pass for a tan from a distance. It was during this time that sunless tanning got a bad reputation.
For years, many weren’t interested in trying a product that would make them look like a pumpkin. But as the sunless tanning products improved interest in them grew. Today’s products are incredibly good, so good in fact that they look like you’ve been basking in the sun. That healthy youthful tan can be yours right from a bottle.
With so many products on the market, there’s a shade that’s right for everyone. The key is to do a skin test. That will determine color as well as whether you will have any allergic reactions although reactions are rare.
Sunless tanner is designed to provide you with a safer alternative than lying out in the sun. Skin cancer is a real risk of sun tanning so in as much as you making yourself look healthier as you may be a, your are putting your health at a risk.
With a sunless tanner, you can look and feel healthy but without danger of having a skin cancer. Either you can apply your own sunless tanning product or you can opt to go to the salon and get a professional airbrush your sunless tan, or you can use one of the tanning booths and receive a very professional looking sunless tan.
If you are applying your own bed tanning lotions, make sure to allow your body a few minutes for the application to dry so as not to stain your clothing. Once the application is dry, it will begin to work its magic with your skin starting to darken almost immediately.
It’s a good idea to exfoliate before applying any sun tanning lotions. That way you’ll remove any of the flaking dead skin and your sunless tan will last longer. You will have to reapply every 7 to 10 days.
Soaking up the sun’s rays is no longer the only option for obtaining a beautiful tan. The right sunless tanning product will reward you with a bronze tan that has you looking healthy and sexy.