Alternative Ways To Get That Healthy Glow!

Many people seem to want to maintain a “healthy glow,” especially during the summer months. Sunbathing and the use of indoor tanning beds not only significantly increase changes of skin cancer, but also accelerates the aging process. Damage to your skin cannot be undone, so here are some alternatives if you love the bronze look.

1. Spray Tanning: Spray tanning has come a long way from the days when it was one shade of orange. Now you have different options.
Spray tanning booths have different levels of colors with skin enhancing additives like moisturizers and fragrances. Personal airbrushing is performed by a technician and gives you a customized color, with expert level application.  The technician can help you choose your desired shade and can customize your solution based how fast you would like your tan to appear. Typically spray tans will last about one week and cost on average $20-$40.  This is a great option if you have an event or are going away for a few days.

There are also micro mist options “spray tan in a can” that can be applied at home on your own.  These products do not require rubbing in and have a much easier application process than most lotions.

 

 

2. Sunless Tanning Lotions: These lotions come in a variety of shades with different application options. Sunless lotions now range from personal foams, gels, lotions, and even in shower options.  If you want a more gradual tan try Jergen’s Natural Glow.  This is a daily moisturizer that will give you natural looking color over time. If you are looking for a natural 100% lotion, Skin Basic offers Jane Iredale Tantasia.

Jane Iredale Tantasia available at Skin Basic

Tantasia is a self tanner and bronzer with a light citrus scent that retails for $37.

 

 

 

Jane Iredale Bronzers and Golden Shimmer. 100% mineral makeup available at Skin Basic

3. Cosmetics: Bronzer and blush are two great ways to get a Sun-kissed glow daily. Depending on your skin tone, turning to a warm or cool toned palette will enhance your natural features. Warm pallets should be used on golden undertones, while cool pallets work best with pink undertones. Many companies also make enhancing drops, which can be added to your moisturizer or foundation to give you a Luminous glow, whether you are looking for a shimmer or a bronze glow.

Jane Iredale contour kits come in two shades. Each include a luminizer, bronzer, and blush ideal for a warm/cool skin tone. Contour kits retail at Skin Basic for $49.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just as a friendly reminder…

With any of these options, you should still be applying sunscreen daily.  Having the appearance of darker skin will not protect you from the sun’s damaging rays.

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