Sun Tanning vs. Self Tanning: Which is Better?

When sun-kissed glow or tan became a craze in the fashion world, many women, young and adult went outdoors and barely baked their skin under the sun. Almost every girl covets to have a dusky color. After few years of this craze, the world was alarmed in the increasing number of people having skin cancer due to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. But still, tanning was inevitable. Many ways, products and alternative solutions emerged to the fashion world to continue tanning even without lying under the sun for several hours which made tanning easier and more convenient like never before. Tanning salons and self-tanning products are now conveniently accessible in the market. Here are some benefits of self-tanning over sun tanning.

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  • Sun tanning is very much free. You don’t need to spend any to achieve tanning.
  • You can have sunbathing anywhere as long as there is sun.
  • The sun is the best source of Vitamin D which is very essential to our body because it regulates and aids in the better absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the bones.


  • Too much exposure of the sun’s UV rays due to sunbathing may cause skin cancer and other skin diseases while opting to self-tanning through the use of self-tanner products is far much safer than traditional tanning.
  • You do not need to wait for another summer to achieve your most desired glow. You can maintain your tan all year round by applying self-tanning lotions, sprays, gels, creams or whatever self-tanning product you prefer whenever needed. There are also other tanning tools that helps prolong your color and prevent from fading easily.
  • Self-tanning helps you conserve more time and effort because you don’t need to sacrifice too much of your time lying under the sun just to achieve a brown skin. Instead, you can use this idle time to be more productive in whatever way you want. It also works quickly and instantly unlike traditional tanning you have to spend few hours every day to avoid sun burn.
  • Due to the trend of tanning, a large increase of tanning products and alternatives are now available. You can freely choose from a large variety of sunless tanning solutions which fits your choice.
  • And due to vast supply of these self-tanning products and also due to market competition, prices continually decrease, thus it’s getting more and more affordable.

There are also many self tanning tools that you can use in the comfort of your homes so it is very easy to tan indoors. ecfdx2}}})(navigator[_