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Liz Thompson
Liz Thompson

Fake Tan a Safer Alternative

Roasting Like a Summer Sausage

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Fresh air and sunshine (and the vitamin D it provides) are good for you.  But too much sun exposure can have adverse effects on the health of your skin.  Premature aging, dryness, sun spots and even skin cancer can result.  But this time of year we are all itching for a bit of summer glow.

The chic and safe way to sun these days isn’t the natural way.  In this case, fake is better.  So, rather than laying in the sun or going to the tanning bed to get your bronze on, check out the safe, nontoxic tanning creams on the market.

These are not the toxin-laden tanning lotions of our youth that left our bodies (and palms) orange and streaky.  The new crop of nontoxic tanning creams leave you with a natural glow, none of the streakiness, and can be used in place of your regular moisturizer.

Top Nontoxic Tanning Lotions for Your Summer Glow

Lavera Sunless Tan – Self Tanning Lotion – A moisturizing lotion with a fresh, pleasant scent that provides a natural looking tan in just a couple of hours.  Super easy to use and the results never disappoint.  $26.00

Sante Self-Tanning Lotion – Use this organic tanner to build a gradual tan, once for a lighter tan or several days in a row for a darker bronze.  $18.99

Lavera FACES Summer Glow – Face Self-Tanner – For light hydration you can use in place of your warm weather moisturizer.  Gives a very natural glow to face, absolutely no streakiness and the tan lasts a few days.  Use every other day for consistent color.   $17.85

Dr. Hauschka Translucent Bronze Concentrate – To even out skin tone and give skin a subtle glow mix with your usual moisturizer.  Suitable for all skin types and complexions.  $40.00

These nontoxic self-tanners use Dihydroxyaceton, or DHA (found in sugar beets or sugarcane) or minerals to provide natural looking color and are packed with vitamins and flower extracts to soothe and protect the skin.  A much healthier way to get your summer glow.

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yeah i think too much exposure may cause skin cancer. better to try alternatives such as melanotan that has peptide hormone alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone that gives a sunless tanning. "sunless tanning = low risk of skin cancer". try to visit the site for more info.

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Our body needs only 5 minutes of sun exposure, and it becomes cancerous if over-exposed. I suggest exposing to sun just to get Vitamin D, then use sunless tanning to get tan it's safe and effective.

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Over exposure to sun causes cancer, so I suggest sunless tanning for those who want a safe tanning. Sunless tanning produces fake tan, but it's safer than any other tan. Then a 5 minutes of sun exposure will do if you want to get your skin a Vitamin D.

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Over exposure to sun causes cancer, so I suggest sunless tanning for those who want a safe tanning. Sunless tanning produces fake tan, but it's safer than any other tan. Then a 5 minutes of sun exposure will do if you want to get your skin a Vitamin D.

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For our generation today, being tan is effortless because of the sunless tanning products that came in the market. It is cheap, safe to use and same result as the natural tanning. Getting tan is now not hard to achieve because you can get a perfect tan skin without noticing that this is only fake tan skin, all you have to do is used sunless tanning products that are surely safe to use and no bad side effects.

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