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The Sun is BAD for Your Skin! Use a Self Tanner or Bronzer Instead!

Updated on January 21, 2010
The sun is BAD for your skin and can cause wrinkles and age spots!
The sun is BAD for your skin and can cause wrinkles and age spots!

When it comes to your skin, the sun is NOT your friend. Though we all need a little sunshine in our lives (after all, a dose of vitamin D does a body good) it can, in fact, destroy your health. As you probably know, the sun can cause skin damage, wrinkles, premature aging and even skin cancer. More than ever, people are taking action when it comes to shielding their skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Though most people still enjoy the look of a deep, dark tan, they are now turning to tanning alternatives which are, of course much safer and healthier!

Forget baking in the sun for hours! Use a good self tanner or bronzer instead!
Forget baking in the sun for hours! Use a good self tanner or bronzer instead!

In order to achieve that tanned, sun-kissed summer look more people are turning to self tanners and bronzers instead of baking in the sun for hours on end. THANK GOODNESS! With many different self-tanning products on the market, it can be quite confusing as to which are the best and which should be avoided. Lindsay Lohan, for example, teamed up with Lorit Simon (Lorit is a celebrity airbrush tanning artist) and created Sevin Nyne. Sevin Nyne is a tanning mist that delivers a gorgeous, bronze glow without exposing your skin to the sun's damaging rays. Now I know what you are thinking…Lindsay Lohan actually developed a tanning mist? Well, my sun worshipping friends, she did, in fact, participate in the creation process and actually wears the product as well (it has gotten good reviews!). Sevin Nyne goes on "streak-free" and is packaged in an environmentally friendly aerosol can. Oh, and before I forget, Sevin Nyne tanning mist is sold exclusively at Sephora!

Application Counts!

Just as there are a million different skin care products on the market, there are a million different tanning products as well. Before I introduce you to another popular self tanner, allow me to let you in on a little secret. Come in close…can you hear me? Ok…the secret to using a self tanner is the APPLICATION! It doesn't matter what self tanner or bronzer you buy…if you don't apply it properly…the out-come will not be appealing. Now I am not saying that all self tanners are created equal…some ARE BETTER than others…however, if you do not properly follow the directions during the application process, the out-come will be streaked and unnatural. It is best that you buy two different tanners…one that is specifically made for your face (a face formulation) and the other for your body. Now I'm not going to lie to you…applying a self tanner can be very tricky and difficult to master. In fact, it may take several applications in order to get the hang of the entire "self tanning application process."

Be A Bronze Goddess!

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Golden Perfection Self Tanning Lotion for the face is a GREAT product and comes highly recommended (if you don't believe me, ask my wife…she uses it!). Bronze Goddess Golden Perfection gives your face that sun-kissed, golden summer look (and the best thing is…it is all natural…no harmful sun rays necessary!). Created for delicate skin, Bronze Goddess is creamy, goes on smooth and smells wonderful! It will not cause blemishes (at least that's what is printed on the bottle that is sitting in front of me) and dries quickly. Estee Lauder skin care products and cosmetics have been on the market for many, many years. Founded in 1946, women around the world continue to LOVE and TRUST Estee Lauder and the products that they produce. If you are searching for a self tanner for your face be sure to check out Bronze Goddess Golden Protection…you will be glad you did!

Choosing to apply a self tanner or bronzer instead of baking in the sun for hours is a smart thing to do! Not only will you be protecting your skin from sun damage (think wrinkles and age spots) you will also keep your skin looking young and fresh (remember, the sun can also cause premature aging). Self tanners and bronzers allow you to achieve that fresh, summer look …SAFELY! Here's to long, lazy summer days and beautiful, fresh, bronze, FAKE tans!


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      Self Tanning Queen  8 years ago

      Great article!! We need to continue to spread the word on the dangers of excessive UV exposure. Self-tanners are the BEST solution!

      Be sure to check out my blog for additional tips and tricks when it comes to self-tanning!! I am happy to answer all your questions!