Be TAN-talizing!

These days, people everywhere seem to be crazy about tanning. Whether it’s the spray on tan, rub on tan, tanning bed tan, or genuine sun tan doesn’t matter. What matters is why they are doing it. A lot of people feel that tanning not only makes you feel sexier, but it also has other benefits.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of tanning.

1. Tanning provides your body with the Vitamin D that it needs to help ward off depression, heart disease, stroke, cancer and osteoporosis. If you have a “9 to 5” job it’s not always easy to get the sun exposure that you need in order to reap the benefits of getting some sun, especially in the winter months. The easiest way to get a little sun if this describes you is to swing by a tanning shop on the way home from work. Once or twice a week is enough to give you a little color, and as you get a better feel for how your skin reacts to sunlight, it will be easier to gauge what kind of color you want to achieve and how many days a week it takes you to get it. If using a tanning bed doesn’t fit your lifestyle but you still want a little color, try using a sunless tanning system. For more tips on tanning, choosing a tanning lotion, and safe reputable shop please look to the bottom of the article.

2. Tanning gives you a more “sunny” demeanor. This by itself is something that makes you more appealing and attractive to others. Tanning gives you the healthy glow that men and women look for in mates. Men and women subconsciously pick mates based on different factors and one of the factors is whether or not the person looks healthy. If the person looks healthy then most likely they will be able to provide you with a family. I’m not going to delve too far into human psychology and mating rituals but I did want to get to my point. So go ahead and add a shade or two of color to your skin and see if it brightens your day.

3. Many tanning lotions today have skin firming, anti-aging, bronzing and slimming agents in them. This means when you use these lotions and you get a little sun it can actually have one of these effects on your body, be it the optical illusion of slimming or the actual hydrating effect of the deep moisturizers. It can actually help you hide the five pounds you were hoping to lose after Christmas. I still recommend eating right and getting the exercise you need but while you are in the process of doing this, the tanning can help you have a sleeker silhouette.

4. Looking/feeling sexier around that “certain someone”. I can’t think of anyone that doesn’t want to look or feel sexier while around their significant other or their potential mate. When you know you look good and you have that kissed by the sun look, it makes you feel a little more carefree and confident. Since you feel sexier, you’re less self conscious…

5. If you are looking to meet new friends or a potentially new mate, then tanning could give you the opportunity to do this. There are places that you go that give you the opportunity to meet new people, but most places don’t provide you with something in common. What I mean is if you met someone at the grocery store you still wouldn’t really know anything about what the person does in their spare time. Your first sentence to them could go “Hi! What a coincidence that we met here! I go grocery shopping too!” However, if you met someone at a tanning salon, you already know that you have something in common. If they’re new to tanning you could even offer them some tips, or if you’re new to tanning you could ask them for their advice on what lotions to use and which ones to avoid.

Tanning as with all other things, should be done in moderation. Take into consideration that there are associated risks when exposing your skin to UVA and UVB rays. If you decide that using a tanning bed isn’t for you, that’s fine. If you still want to get a nice glow, there are many products on the market that will deliver a rich color.

Best Sunless Tanning Lotions:
1. St. Tropez Tanning Essentials (*est. $38 for 8 ounces)

This lotion is a little pricey, but it gives you a good color. It also provides a little bit of immediate tint so you can tell where you’ve already applied the lotion and what places still need to be covered. If you go to the company’s site you can also find a starter tanning set. It comes with different bottles of the products you need to establish a good base tan. (*est. $43 for 5 St. Tropez products)

2. Coppertone Endless Summer (*est. $12 for 3.7 ounces) – This lotion gives you a nice color for a fraction of the price of that the one I listed before.

TIPS: Make sure you exfoliate really well before applying any sunless tanner because wherever the skin is rough is going to be a different color than the softer skin on your body.

Best Tanning Lotion Brands for use in Tanning Beds:
Designer Skin and California Tan. They offer many different features such as firming, anti-aging, bronzing and cooling.

Designer Skin Lotions:
1. Slimming & Anti-Aging: Designer Skin’s “Ray of Light”.
2. Firming: Designer Skin’s “Worship”.
3. Anti-Aging/Firming/Bronzing with Wine Extracts: Designer Skin’s “Bronze Bondage”

California Tan Lotions:
1. Bronzing: California Tan’s “Butter”
2. Bronzing/Moisturizing: California Tan’s “Beach Bum Rum”
3. Bronzing/Cooling: California Tan’s “Beach Rum Cooler”

How to pick a tanning salon located near you
If you search Google for the words “Tanning Salon” plus your zip code, it should bring up some of the locations near you. From there you should try to find the salon you are interested in on your local CitySearch if you have one.

This will help you make a decision on whether or not this place sounds like it is right for you. Customers often go to websites to leave reviews on their experience with companies, and it’s no different just because it’s a tanning salon. The salon you choose should have you fill out a questionnaire about your tanning history and your skin type. This helps them decide how long you should stay in the bed and at what rate you should move up. Be honest when filling out the questionnaire because if you’re not it could cost you a sunburn depending on your skin type.

Whatever you decide to do, remember that you should research the things that you are interested in and make sure you take the safest and best fit approach for yourself.

Remember that tanning may make you look or feel sexy but the attitude is totally key for complete success. If you have the tan but have a bad attitude to go with it, nobody is going to think you’re sexy. However, if you have the attitude and you don’t tan people will still think you are sexy because of the way that you carry yourself.

Hopefully this article helped you and gave you some knowledge about tanning. Don’t be afraid to get a little sun, and increase your sexy factor. It’s the summer, go ahead and bring sexy back!

Next: New habits to help you look sexy and feel sexy

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