Why It’s Better to Get a Spray Tan Instead of a Real Tan


With all the information we’ve gathered in recent years about how the sun can do more harm to our bodies than good, it’s important to note that the future of tanning has moved from laying out in the sun to, instead, using products and services to get a fake, though still glowing and beautiful looking tans. So, we’ve put together this article to stress the importance of why it’s better to have a spray tan instead of a real tan. Below are the top reasons why.

Some of us can’t get a real tan

There are many of us with naturally pale, cool, or bright undertones who just can’t catch a break in the sun. For instance, I am of Irish decent, and I have never gotten a real tan in my life. No matter how much sunscreen I plop on myself and no matter how much I moderate my time in the sun, sun exposure always ends in sunburn for me. After 33 years of experience in this matter, I’ve come to the conclusion that I will always burn after spending too much time in the sun. Anastasija from Thirsty for Tan has a very similar experience. After deciding that she still wanted to have a nice tan despite being naturally pale, she spent years of her life dedicated to learning all there was to know about self and spray tanning. Now, she’s a bona-fide pro. So, if you need to learn more about getting a spray tan or an at-home tan, be sure to reference her website for all the expert tips and tricks.

The sun’s UV rays cause more harm than good

As we’ve been learning much more about recently, experts have discovered that too much time in the sun exposed to its UV rays can cause skin cancer, cataracts in the eyes, issues to the immune system, and, of course, sings of premature again and/or sunspots and skin damage. While the sun’s rays can have some benefits, such as providing us with Vitamin D, experts tell us that we should limit our time in the sun. So, it is no longer a wise decision to lay out for hours soaking in the sun’s rays to try and become tanner. For this reason, as well, tanning beds have been frowned upon in recent years. So, naturally, the best solution now is to turn to spray and at-home tanning solutions that won’t cause all these problems.

Self-tanning products can be moisturizing

One of the biggest disadvantages to spending too much time trying to naturally tan in the sun is that the sun can age your skin quickly. The last thing we want in this modern world is to age pre-maturely. If you, instead, switch your tanning tactic to one that can be done at home, you can also find products that have moisturizing properties. These moisturizing properties can actually help stop the signs of again. Healthy, moisturized skin is the number one way you can fight premature aging, after all. So, by choosing moisturizing self-tanning products, you can actually fight premature again instead of welcoming it.

We have a better control over the result

Lastly, by choosing to use at-home products instead of using the sun to tan, you can have better control over the end result. For instance, whether you are applying product at your house or getting a spray tan, you can choose the level of tan that you want. So, you can pick your desired tan outcome and have it delivered to you in a few hours as opposed to spending time in the sun and hoping for the best outcome. You can also choose which areas need the tan and which do not, giving you more control over your overall look.

All in all, real tans are a thing of the past. They’ve been proven to be unhealthy for our skin. The modern replacements of at-home and spray tan options are taking the tanning market by storm. Be sure to research what’s best for you in your tanning journey for ideal results. And make sure to read the advice of tanning pros, such as Anastasija from Thirsty for Tan.

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.