When we say ‘tan’, what words come to mind? Glowy, radiant, sexy, healthy?
Although sun kissed skin can give the illusion of health, it’s now common knowledge that there really is nothing healthy about a tan.
If the risks of skin cancer aren’t enough to deter you from stocking up on the tanning oil this summer, spare a thought for your face.
While we are well versed in the dangers of over exposure to the sun many people still don’t know that harmful UV rays are also the number one cause of premature ageing.
Sun baking without proper protection (remember slip, slop, slap?) causes photo ageing and sun damage which makes skin look older than it should.
Sun damage can appear in the form of fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, pigmentation, sagging skin and spider veins. While some of these are unavoidable and natural signs of ageing, opting for a faux glow can help to prolong youthful looking skin.
It’s not just the long term benefits that fill out the pros side of our self-tanning pros and cons list either.
Along with being a safer alternative to sunbaking, self-tanning products can instantly improve the overall appearance of your skin.
Applying an even colour to the entire body can camouflage redness, uneven skin tone, blemishes and scars.
Gone are the days of risking an orange tan too. Self-tanning products today not only offer a natural look, they also contain ingredients that feed your skin with vitamins, essential oils and antioxidants, leaving you with smooth, glowing and healthy skin.
So do your fifty year old self a favour. Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen, slap on a hat and if it’s a bronze glow you’re after cover yourself in as much self tan as your heart desires. Then sleep in our body & bed protector safe in the knowledge that you’re saving yourself not only from skin cancers, but premature ageing too.