Most men and women desire a healthy-looking tan and will spend hours in the hot sun or a tanning booth to get it. A spray tan can provide you with an attractive tan without exposing you to the possible consequences of absorbing potentially harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Dangers of Sunbathing
It’s important to remember that a tan that is achieved from sunbathing and tanning beds is actually a skin injury. Tanning enthusiasts forget that tanned skin is indicative of damage to skin cells.
Even though a suntan is considered attractive, it can actually cause the skin to become quite unattractive over time. It can lead to premature aging in the form of wrinkles and age spots. It can even cause skin cancer.
There is a high risk of developing the worst form of skin cancer, melanoma, from sunbathing and tanning beds. Melanoma is actually a deadly form of skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, melanoma kills more than ten thousand people in the United States every year.
Dangers of Tanning Booths and Tanning Beds
If sunbathing is dangerous, then tanning with tanning booths or tanning beds is very dangerous. The UV rays that the skin absorbs from sunlight is bad enough, but tanning booths and tanning beds actually give off fifteen times the amount of harmful UV rays.
Tanning booths and tanning beds are considered to be so dangerous that countries like Brazil and Australia have actually made the commercial use of them practically illegal. Studies that have been conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) show that indoor tanning is responsible for more skin cancer cases than smoking is for lung cancer cases.
Benefits of Spray Tanning
Spray tanning is, by far, a healthier, safer way to get a healthy-looking and attractive tan. It can produce a bronze glow without the harsh effects of sunlight and tanning beds. Although there are many products available in the form of lotions and gels that can be applied from home, they don’t coat the body as well as a professionally done spray tan at our med spa in San Antonio. Spray tans provide an even, well-balanced tan to the entire body.
If you’d like to experience the benefits of spray tanning for yourself, make an appointment at Spa Black in San Antonio to learn more about our South Seas tanning treatments. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our spa in San Antonio!