While the negative effects of UV tanning beds continue to be a main
topic in the media, people are switching to safer tanning alternatives.
One of the most popular alternatives has become the airbrush tan, also
called spray tanning or sunless tanning. Once only available to
celebrities, the airbrush tan is now widely available and affordable,
and has made sunless tanning lotions and spray booths
Airbrush tanning provides many benefits since it does not damage your skin, is made from natural ingredients, and can improve the skin’s appearance. Airbrush tanning is a UV-free form of tanning that is applied topically to the skin. Because the solution is absorbed into the outer layer of skin, it is not permanent and does not penetrate the blood. My tanning solution used for an airbrush tan is made from natural ingredients including water, aloe vera, and glycerin-based dyes. This solution provides an even, natural looking color on the entire body. With various shades of solution to choose from, any individual can achieve a sunkissed glow, or even a dark tan not able to be achieved from the sun. In addition to the bronze glow it provides, an airbrush tan is similar to foundation for the whole body because it evens out skin tone, and can help minimize the appearance of stretch marks and varicose veins
One of the greatest benefits of the airbrush tan is its convenience factor. An airbrush tan typically takes between 5-10 minutes, but can last anywhere from 7-14 days. Even busy individuals can fit an airbrush tan into their schedule and have long-lasting color. The best part is that an airbrush provides immediate color and doesn’t require multiple sessions to build up a tan. It only takes 6-12 hours for the tan to develop on the skin. These numerous health and cosmetic benefits make it easy to see why airbrush tanning is safer, easier, and more convenient than the sun!