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Why a Spray Tan is Better than a Real Tan

Why a Spray Tan is Better than a Real Tan 

Many of us aspire to get a beautiful golden tan for the summer. To achieve it, you may plan on lounging in the sun to accomplish the perfect golden glow.


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Some people head to the tanning salons before a big event or a beach vacation to get the look ahead of time. Not so fast! Before you bake under the sun or tanning bed, here are some things to consider. 

You’ve probably heard that sun exposure can lead to wrinkles, but did you know that the sun’s UV rays account for the majority of our skin’s aging? The medical journal, Clinical, Cosmetic And Investigational Dermatology conducted a study that determined what they call a “sun damage percentage” and calculated that the sun is responsible for 80.3% of skin aging. According to the study, those with 80% damage will look their age, while those who have 82% damage will look about three years older. If you're lucky enough to have only 78% damage, you’ll look three years younger!


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If you want your skin to look its best, apply sunscreen and avoid the sun. Dr. Ava Shamban, a dermatologist specializing in wrinkle prevention says, “The number one prevention method for premature aging is sunscreen.” Shamban recommends applying a sunscreen such as La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios Sunscreen with Cell-Ox Shield about every two hours if you are planning on being outside. 

When you visit a tanning salon, you are not only prematurely aging your skin, but you could be increasing your risk of cancer by a whopping 75%! According to, “People who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75%.” As if wrinkles and brown spots weren’t bad enough! The American Cancer Society shared “Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a major risk factor for most skin cancers.” The main sources of this radiation are sunlight, tanning lamps, and tanning beds. A pretty tan is temporary, but these risks are long term consequences that can easily be avoided.

Thankfully, there is another option for getting the bronzed appearance of a fabulous tan! An expertly applied spray tan from a MOBILESTYLES PRO will give you the perfect golden tan you seek without all the scary UV damage. MOBILESTYLES,  the leading on-demand health and beauty app in the US, delivers talented professionals to you anytime, anywhere! Pair your gorgeous tan with a fresh haircut, new lash extensions, or a mani and pedi.


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