Let’s be real — showing up anywhere with pale, pasty legs on full display is not at the top of many people’s bucket list.
Not all of us are lucky enough to be blessed with beautiful, naturally golden skin, and that goes double for those of us who can’t achieve gorgeously sunkissed skin without feeling the burn (sunburn, that is).
To help you get #SummerReady, we’re giving you a crash course in fake tanning to help you achieve your best glow ever.Fake tan option # 1: Tanning beds
The OG fake tanning option, it should come as no surprise to find massively popular tanning beds at the top of this list.
Do we recommend them?
Not in the slightest.
Sure, laying in a UV tanning bed for a few minutes is the closest you’ll get to actually lounging under the sun, but that doesn’t make them safe.
At the end of the day, that kind of intense UV exposure will only serve up longterm damage to your skin and your health, and the use of tanning beds significantly increase your risk of skin cancer by up to 75%.
If that’s not enough to help you steer clear of tanning beds, how about the fact that with UV tanning comes premature skin aging, like wrinkled, leathery skin and dark spots?
Yep — you can count us out.
Fake tan option # 2: Spray tans
If sun and UV tanning is out of the question (and it should be), sunless tanning is your best bet.
A significantly safer option than a tanning bed, spray tans have become a popular fake tanning alternative to help you keep your golden glow year-round.
Are all spray tans safe?
Well, that depends.
As with any kind of product that you use on your body, you want to make sure that the ingredients used in whatever spray tan formula you choose are safe.
We will always recommend an organic or all-natural solution over a chemical-laden formula any day, so be sure to ask your spray tan esthetician about the products they use.
Fake tan option # 3: At-home sunless tanners
Who’s going to say no to a safe, non-toxic, odor-free, good for you sunless tanner that gives you your best glow in just a few hours?
We didn’t think so.
The safest fake tan option out there, CLEANTAN was formulated with clean ingredients and is free of dyes, perfumes, parabens, and penetration enhancers that you’ll find in a lot of sunless tanning lotions on the market.
Our 100% plant-based sunless tanning concentrate is perfect for every skin tone is also 100% customizable. Rather than slathering streaky, orange lotion all over your skin, simply add a couple of drops of CLEANTAN to your favorite serum or lotion for a streak-free bronze you can brag about.
If that’s not enough, you also get a healthy dose of antioxidants thanks to our revolutionary TeaTan™ complex and plant-based pigments that give your skin a healthy, golden glow.
Who says you can’t get a tan with benefits?