With people feeling more and more gratified by the number of likes and praise they get on social media, it's not surprising that some of the internet has become a wellspring of superficial trends. One way to make yourself feel better without doing a lot of efforts would be tanning.

Tanning has become a widely known approach to covering up one's flaws. Tanning can hide any flaw or any imperfection on your body. It can also help with evening out your skin tone if you have patches of lighter or darker colored skin. Another good thing about tanning is how it can brighten up one's displacement. It's been known that being under the sun's rays can help you raise your vitamin D levels in your body thus getting enough sunlight will help you get through the day with ease.

However, there is still some harm when it comes to getting your share of UV rays. In fact, two methods of tanning can bring a lot of harm to yourself aside from sunburn. Sunbathing and indoor tanning has long been dissuaded because of how harmful they can be. One of the common side effect to prolonged exposure to UV radiation is premature aging. However, with much thorough research, it's been proven that persistence in taking in UV rays can cause the presence of skin cancer to occur.

Melanoma, a very aggressive form of skin cancer has taken a lot of individuals in the recent years, has caused skin cancer to rise as one of the deadliest cancers of all time. Despite this fact, sunbathing and indoor tanning are still one of the most convenient ways to get a tan.

Unfortunately, there's only so much medical science can do before the prognosis of skin cancer worsens the more you expose yourself to UV radiation. If you would like to get your tanning fix done, the healthiest option would be to make use of self tanners. Self tanners are a topical approach to tanning, thus dubbed as a fake tan. You apply a lotion-like concoction to your skin to gain the summer glow without having to rely on the sun or tanning salons.

This option is a much preferred one than injecting tanning chemicals or oral tanning. These two methods are still fresh on the market and because of that, there's not much study done behind it. In fact, oral tanning can be quite destructive since the chemicals attack your internal organs first before they can give you the promised summer glow. Injecting chemicals is another matter. It's a little fishy how one has enabled chemicals that can change your skin tone internally.